Sen. Hillary Clinton

Former Senator from New York, Democrat

Clinton, a Democrat, was a senator from New York from 2001 to 2009.



Our unique analysis of the bills Clinton sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her 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). Clinton is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Clinton sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (23%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) Health (14%) Science, Technology, Communications (11%) Social Welfare (10%) Families (10%) Labor and Employment (9%) Education (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 2001 to Jan 2009, Clinton missed 249 of 2,616 roll call votes, which is 9.5%. This is much worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jan 2009. 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: