Our unique analysis of the bills Bunning 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). Bunning is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Bunning was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- S. 524 (108th): Fort Donelson National Battlefield Expansion Act of 2004
- S. 2238 (108th): Bunning-Bereuter-Blumenaur Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004
- S. 1768 (108th): National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2004
- H.R. 2841 (105th): To extend the time required for the construction of a hydroelectric project.
- H.R. 2778 (104th): To provide that members of the Armed Forces performing services for the peacekeeping effort in the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina shall be entitled to certain tax ...
- H.R. 3238 (100th): A bill for the relief of Maria Linda Sy Gonzalez.
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.
Bunning sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Foreign Trade and International Finance (34%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Taxation (12%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Energy (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Commerce (8%) Law (8%)
Some of Bunning’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 4002 (111th): A bill to require the Secretary of Agriculture to issue expeditiously special ...
- S. 3933 (111th): Electricity Reliability Protection Act of 2010
- S.Res. 653 (111th): A resolution designating October 30, 2010, as a national day of remembrance ...
- S. 3094 (111th): A bill to allow individuals to elect to opt out of the ...
- S. 2916 (111th): A bill to provide that Internal Revenue Service Notice 2010-2 shall have ...
- S. 2816 (111th): Adoption Tax Relief Guarantee Act
- S. 2657 (111th): A bill to extend temporarily the suspension of duty on strontium halophosphate ...
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From Jan 1999 to Dec 2010, Bunning missed 146 of 3,978 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. This is worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2010. 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:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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