Clinton, a Democrat, was a senator from New York from 2001 to 2009.
Clinton is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2010 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Clinton sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Clinton was the primary sponsor of 16 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 3625 (110th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 245 North Main Street in New City, New York, as the “Kenneth Peter ...
- S. 3145 (110th): A bill to designate a portion of United States Route 20A, located in Orchard Park, New York, as the “Timothy J. Russert Highway”.
- S. 1148 (110th): Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial Commemoration Commission Act of 2007
- S. 993 (110th): Pediatric Research Improvement Act
- S. 3613 (109th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2951 New York Highway 43 in Averill Park, New York, as the “Major ...
- S. 3847 (109th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 110 Cooper Street in Babylon, New York, as the “Jacob Samuel Fletcher Post ...
- S. 3716 (109th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 Pitcher Street in Utica, New York, as the “Captain George A. Wood ...
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).
Clinton sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (23%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) Health (14%) Science, Technology, Communications (11%) Families (10%) Social Welfare (10%) Labor and Employment (9%) Education (8%)
Some of Clinton’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 211 (111th): Calling for 2-1-1 Act of 2009
- S. 182 (111th): Paycheck Fairness Act
- S.Res. 727 (110th): A resolution honoring the victims of the bombing of Pan Am flight ...
- S. 20 (110th): Protecting Patients and Health Care Act
- S.Res. 720 (110th): A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.
- S. 19 (110th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow ...
- S. 3706 (110th): Elimination of the Single Parent Tax Act of 2008
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S.J.Res. 5 (111th): A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of obligations under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.
Jan 15, 2009. Joint Resolution Defeated 42/52.
H.R. 2419 (110th): Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008
Dec 14, 2007. Bill Passed 79/14.
The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub.L. 110–234, H.R. 2419, 122 Stat. 923, enacted May 22, 2008, also known as the 2008 U.S. Farm Bill) was a $288 billion, five-year agricultural policy bill that was passed into law by the United States Congress ...
On the Nomination PN177: Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., in the Army, to be General
Feb 8, 2007. Nomination Confirmed 83/14.
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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