Sen. Joe Donnelly [D]

Senator from Indiana

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
2013-2018 Senator Indiana
2007-2012 Representative Indiana's 2nd District

2014 Report Card

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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 (38%) Labor and Employment (12%) Finance and Financial Sector (12%) Commerce (8%) Transportation and Public Works (8%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Health (8%) Housing and Community Development (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2013 to Nov 2015, Donnelly missed 6 of 966 roll call votes, which is 0.6%. This is better than the median of 1.6% 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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