Read our 2013 Report Card for Baucus.
Baucus is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2014 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 Baucus sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Baucus was the primary sponsor of 45 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 789 (113th): A bill to grant the Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the First Special Service Force, in recognition of its superior service during World War II.
- S. 391 (113th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include vaccines against seasonal influenza within the definition of taxable vaccines.
- S. 141 (113th): A bill to make supplemental agricultural disaster assistance available for fiscal years 2012 and 2013, and for other purposes.
- S. 3311 (112th): A bill to designate the United States courthouse located at 2601 2nd Avenue North, Billings, Montana, as the “James F. Battin United States Courthouse”.
- S. 3705 (112th): Protect our Kids Act of 2012
- S. 3521 (112th): Family and Business Tax Cut Certainty Act of 2012
- S. 3326 (112th): A bill to amend the African Growth and Opportunity Act to extend the third-country fabric program and to add South Sudan to the list of countries eligible ...
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 at least about half 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).
Baucus sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Foreign Trade and International Finance (32%) Taxation (21%) Health (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Social Welfare (7%) Water Resources Development (5%) Government Operations and Politics (4%)
Some of Baucus’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2000 (113th): SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014
- S. 1997 (113th): Dry-Redwater Regional Water Authority System Act of 2014
- S. 1965 (113th): A bill to amend the East Bench Irrigation District Water Contract Extension ...
- S.Res. 336 (113th): A resolution designating the first week of April 2014 as “National Asbestos ...
- S. 1900 (113th): Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act of 2014
- S. 1871 (113th): SGR Repeal and Medicare Beneficiary Access Act of 2013
- S. 1878 (113th): Protecting Youth At-Risk for Sex Trafficking Act
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H.R. 3606 (112th): Jumpstart Our Business Startups
Mar 22, 2012. Bill Passed 73/26.
The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or JOBS Act, is a law intended to encourage funding of small businesses in the United States by easing many of the country's securities regulations. It passed with bipartisan support, and was signed into law by President Barack Obama ...
H.R. 1540 (112th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Dec 15, 2011. Conference Report Agreed to 86/13.
S. 990 (112th): PATRIOT Sunsets Extension Act of 2011
May 26, 2011. Motion Agreed to 72/23.
H.J.Res. 48 (112th): Additional Continuing Appropriations Amendments, 2011
Mar 17, 2011. Joint Resolution Passed 87/13.
H.R. 514 (112th): FISA Sunsets Extension Act of 2011
Feb 15, 2011. Bill Passed 86/12.
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 ...
S. 160 (111th): District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2009
Feb 26, 2009. Bill Passed 61/37.
On the Nomination PN177: Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., in the Army, to be General
Feb 8, 2007. Nomination Confirmed 83/14.
From Feb 1979 to Feb 2014, Baucus missed 283 of 12,444 roll call votes, which is 2.3%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Feb 2014. 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:
- @unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills