Sen. Roland Burris

Former Senator from Illinois, Democrat

Burris, a Democrat, was a senator from Illinois from 2009 to 2010.



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2010. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Burris is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Burris sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (50%) Health (13%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (10%) Education (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Private Legislation (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 2009 to Nov 2010, Burris missed 6 of 644 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Nov 2010. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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