Our unique analysis of the bills Bingaman sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Bingaman is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Bingaman was the primary sponsor of 44 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 2009 (112th): Insular Areas Act of 2011
- S. 517 (112th): Katie Sepich Enhanced DNA Collection Act of 2011
- S. 3948 (111th): Regulated Investment Company Modernization Act of 2010
- S.J.Res. 33 (111th): A joint resolution to provide for the reconsideration and revision of the proposed constitution of the United States Virgin Islands to correct provisions inconsistent with the Constitution ...
- S. 3248 (111th): A bill to designate the Department of the Interior Building in Washington, District of Columbia, as the “Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building”.
- S. 1818 (111th): Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Amendments Act of 2009
- S. 1105 (111th): Aamodt Litigation Settlement Act
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).
Bingaman sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Bingaman’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S.Res. 585 (112th): A resolution recognizing the extraordinary history and heritage of the State of ...
- S. 3469 (112th): Nuclear Waste Administration Act of 2012
- S. 3459 (112th): Department of Energy High-End Computing Improvement Act of 2012
- S. 3398 (112th): National Park Service Critical Authorities Act of 2012
- S. 3399 (112th): National Park Service Study Act of 2012
- S. 3355 (112th): Taxpayer Bill of Rights Act of 2012
- S. 3352 (112th): Expanding Industrial Energy and Water Efficiency Incentives Act of 2012
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S. 2038 (112th): STOCK Act
Feb 2, 2012. Bill Passed 96/3.
The Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act (Pub.L. 112–105, S. 2038, 126 Stat. 291, enacted April 4, 2012) is an Act of Congress designed to combat insider trading. It was signed into law by President Barack Obama on April 4, 2012. The bill prohibits ...
H.R. 1540 (112th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Dec 15, 2011. Conference Report Agreed to 86/13.
H.R. 4853 (111th): Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
Dec 15, 2010. Motion Agreed to 81/19.
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010), also known as the 2010 Tax Relief Act, was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010, and signed into ...
On the Nomination PN64-6: Timothy F. Geithner, of New York, to be Secretary of the Treasury
Jan 26, 2009. Nomination Confirmed 60/34.
H.R. 7081 (110th): United States-India Nuclear Cooperation Approval and Nonproliferation Enhancement Act
Oct 1, 2008. Bill Passed 86/13.
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 ...
S.Con.Res. 20 (110th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that no funds should be cut off or reduced ...
Mar 15, 2007. Concurrent Resolution Agreed to 82/16.
On the Nomination PN177: Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., in the Army, to be General
Feb 8, 2007. Nomination Confirmed 83/14.
From Feb 1983 to Jan 2013, Bingaman missed 211 of 10,108 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jan 2013. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills