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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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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Baldwin for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Tammy Baldwin sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Baldwin sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (24%) Education (20%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Commerce (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Environmental Protection (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Baldwin’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed.
Nay S. 2328: National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2015
Jun 29, 2016. Motion Agreed to.
Yea S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed.
Nay H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
Jun 2, 2015. Bill Passed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Dec 2016, Baldwin missed 3 of 1,151 roll call votes, which is 0.3%. This is better than the median of 1.7% 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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