Sen. Edward Kaufman

Former Senator from Delaware, Democrat

Kaufman, a Democrat, was a senator from Delaware from 2009 to 2010.



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2010. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Kaufman is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Kaufman was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Kaufman sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Science, Technology, Communications (50%) International Affairs (50%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Kaufman’s Vote Vote Description
Nay On the Nomination PN959: Ben S. Bernanke, of New Jersey, to be Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for a term of four ...
Jan 28, 2010. Nomination Confirmed 70/30.
Yea H.R. 2996 (111th): Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
Oct 29, 2009. Conference Report Agreed to 72/28.
Yea H.R. 3326 (111th): Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010
Oct 6, 2009. Bill Passed 93/7.
Yea S. 1390 (111th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010
Jul 23, 2009. Bill Passed 87/7.
Yea On the Nomination PN64-6: Timothy F. Geithner, of New York, to be Secretary of the Treasury
Jan 26, 2009. Nomination Confirmed 60/34.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2009 to Sep 2010, Kaufman missed 6 of 640 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Sep 2010. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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