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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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 (21%) Health (17%) Taxation (14%) Education (12%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Social Welfare (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Emergency Management (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Bennet’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2009 to Sep 2016, Bennet missed 14 of 2,319 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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: