Vote — Feb 8, 2016 5:31 p.m.
Nomination Confirmed 83/0
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Senator from Connecticut, Democrat
Blumenthal, a Democrat, has been the Senior senator from Connecticut since Jan 5, 2011 (next election in 2016).
Our unique analysis of the bills Blumenthal 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). Blumenthal is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Richard Blumenthal sits on the following committees:
Blumenthal sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Crime and Law Enforcement (24%) Armed Forces and National Security (19%) Health (16%) Taxation (14%) Commerce (8%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%) Education (6%) Transportation and Public Works (6%)
Some of Blumenthal’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jan 2011 to Feb 2016, Blumenthal missed 17 of 1,499 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is on par with 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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