Sen. Daniel Coats

Senator from Indiana, Republican

Coats, a Republican, has been the senior senator from Indiana since Jan 5, 2011 (next election in 2016).

He was previously a senator from Indiana (1989-1998); and the representative for Indiana's 4th congressional district (1981-1988).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Coats has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Coats is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Coats for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Daniel Coats sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Coats sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (26%) Health (17%) International Affairs (13%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Immigration (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Economics and Public Finance (9%)

Recent Bills

Some of Coats’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Coats’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea On the Nomination PN327: Paula Xinis, of Maryland, to be United States District Judge for the District of Maryland
May 16, 2016. Nomination Confirmed.
Yea On the Nomination PN367: Wilhelmina Marie Wright, of Minnesota, to be United States District Judge for the District of Minnesota
Jan 19, 2016. Nomination Confirmed.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1989 to Dec 2016, Coats missed 105 of 5,080 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is on par with the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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