Sen. Joe Donnelly

Senator from Indiana, Democrat

Donnelly, a Democrat, is the senior senator from Indiana and has served since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2018).

He was previously the representative for Indiana's 2nd congressional district (2007-2012).

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Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Donnelly.

Sponsorship Analysis

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

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

Committee Membership

Joe Donnelly sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Donnelly sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (30%) Finance and Financial Sector (13%) Education (13%) Housing and Community Development (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Labor and Employment (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Health (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Donnelly’s Vote Vote Description
Aye H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
Aye H.R. 4628 (112th): Interest Rate Reduction Act
Apr 27, 2012. Passed 215/195.
Aye S. 365 (112th): Budget Control Act of 2011
Aug 1, 2011. Passed 269/161.
The Budget Control Act of 2011 (Pub.L. 112–25, S. 365, 125 Stat. 240, enacted August 2, 2011) is a federal statute in the United States that was signed into law by President Barack Obama on August 2, 2011. The Act brought conclusion to the United ...
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
Yea S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Nay H.Con.Res. 308 (111th): Providing for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives.
Jul 29, 2010. Passed 231/189.
Nay H.Res. 1525 (110th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 1424) to amend section 712 of ...
Oct 3, 2008. Passed 223/205.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Mar 2017, Donnelly missed 10 of 1,255 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. This is better than the median of 1.3% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 5 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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