Sen. Michael Bennet

Senator from Colorado, Democrat

Bennet, a Democrat, has been a senator from Colorado since Jan 22, 2009 (next election in 2016).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Bennet 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). Bennet is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Bennet for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Michael Bennet sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Bennet sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (20%) Health (18%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Taxation (13%) Education (12%) Social Welfare (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Emergency Management (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2009 to Jul 2016, Bennet missed 14 of 2,302 roll call votes, which is 0.6%. This is better than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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