Sen. Tammy Baldwin

Senator from Wisconsin, Democrat

Baldwin, a Democrat, has been the junior senator from Wisconsin since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2018).

She was previously the representative for Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district (1999-2012).

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2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Baldwin has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her 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). Baldwin is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Tammy Baldwin sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Baldwin sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (24%) Education (22%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Commerce (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2013 to May 2016, Baldwin missed 3 of 1,081 roll call votes, which is 0.3%. This is better than the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 51 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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