Sen. Paul Sarbanes

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

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Sponsorship Analysis

Sarbanes was a rank-and-file Democrat according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Sarbanes’s time serving in the Senate. Sarbanes’s bills had a total of 118 cosponsors in the 109th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Sarbanes to other members of the Senate in the 109th Congress on leadership and ideology.

This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See 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 237 of 11,431 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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