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Sen. Daniel Coats

Former Senator from Indiana, Republican

Coats, a Republican, was a senator from Indiana from 2011 to 2016.

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

Photo of Sen. Daniel Coats [R-IN, 2011-2016]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Coats.

Sponsorship Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2016. 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)

Enacted Legislation

Coats was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Coats sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (26%) Health (13%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) International Affairs (13%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%) Immigration (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 72/26.
Nay H.R. 5771 (113th): Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014
Dec 16, 2014. Bill Passed 76/16.
Yea H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
Nay On the Nomination PN1194: Beth Labson Freeman, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California
Feb 25, 2014. Nomination Confirmed 91/7.
Yea On the Nomination PN48: John Owen Brennan, of Virginia, to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
Mar 7, 2013. Nomination Confirmed 63/34.
Yea On the Nomination PN1123: Gershwin A. Drain, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan
Aug 2, 2012. Nomination Confirmed 55/41.
Yea S. 1925 (112th): Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012
Apr 26, 2012. Bill Passed 68/31.
Yea H.R. 1540 (112th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Dec 15, 2011. Conference Report Agreed to 86/13.
Yea H.J.Res. 48 (112th): Additional Continuing Appropriations Amendments, 2011
Mar 17, 2011. Joint Resolution Passed 87/13.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1989 to Dec 2016, Coats missed 105 of 5,088 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is on par with the median of 1.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2016. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: