Read our 2018 Report Card for Baldwin.
Baldwin is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Baldwin has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Sep 26, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Tammy Baldwin sits on the following committees:
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Science, Oceans, Fisheries, and Weather
- Member, Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet
- Member, Subcommittee on Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection
- Member, Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety
- Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Senate Committee on Appropriations
- Member, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Department of Defense
- Member, Subcommittee on Department of Homeland Security
- Member, Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
Baldwin was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 679: HAVEN Act
- S. 3466: A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2650 North Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as the “Vel ...
- S. 447: Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act of 2017
- S. 1153: Veterans Acquiring Community Care Expect Safe Services Act of 2017
- S. 783: Improving Access to Maternity Care Act
- H.R. 797 (110th): Dr. James Allen Veteran Vision Equity Act of 2007
- H.R. 1132 (110th): National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program Reauthorization Act of 2007
Does 8 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Baldwin sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (26%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Education (13%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Labor and Employment (11%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Taxation (8%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (8%)
Some of Baldwin’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2569: Veterans-Specific Education for Tomorrow’s Health Professionals Act
- S. 2454: Go Pack Go Act of 2019
- S. 2357: Competitive Dollar for Jobs and Prosperity Act
- S. 2287: Fair Employment Protection Act of 2019
- S. 2250: America’s College Promise Act of 2019
- S. 2129: A bill to require the Secretary of Transportation to develop best practices for ...
- S. 2080: Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act
From Jan 2013 to Sep 2019, Baldwin missed 7 of 2,071 roll call votes, which is 0.3%. This is better than the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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