Sen. Paul Sarbanes [D]

Former Senator from Maryland

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1977-2006 Senator Maryland
1973-1976 Representative Maryland's 3rd District
1971-1972 Representative Maryland's 4th District

Sponsorship Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2006. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Sarbanes is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Sarbanes sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (22%) Economics and Public Finance (18%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (14%) Commerce (10%) Environmental Protection (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) Water Resources Development (9%) Social Welfare (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1977 to Dec 2006, Sarbanes missed 236 of 11,445 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2006. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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