Sen. Daniel Coats

Senator from Indiana


Senior Senator

Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
2011-2016 Senator Indiana
1989-1998 Senator Indiana
1981-1988 Representative Indiana's 4th District

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2014 Report Card

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Sponsorship 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)

Committee Membership

Daniel Coats sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1989 to May 2015, Coats missed 92 of 4,771 roll call votes, which is 1.9%. This is worse than the median of 1.6% 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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Recent Legislative Activity