Sen. Paul Sarbanes

Former Senator from Maryland

Democrat

Elected Positions

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

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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 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). Sarbanes is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

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 11,441 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is worse than 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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