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Sen. Tammy Baldwin

Senator from Wisconsin, Democrat

Baldwin, a Democrat, is the junior senator from Wisconsin and has served 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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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Baldwin.

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:

Enacted Legislation

Baldwin was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Baldwin sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (28%) Education (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Commerce (8%) Transportation and Public Works (8%) Government Operations and Politics (7%)

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 On the Nomination PN366: Marshall Billingslea, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing, Department of the Treasury
Jun 22, 2017. Nomination Confirmed 65/35.
Nay On the Nomination PN41: Daniel Coats, of Indiana, to be Director of National Intelligence
Mar 15, 2017. Nomination Confirmed 85/12.
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
Nay S. 2328: National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2015
Jun 29, 2016. Motion Agreed to 68/30.
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Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
No H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
No H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
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Nay S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
No H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
Nay H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Aug 2017, Baldwin missed 3 of 1,346 roll call votes, which is 0.2%. This is better than the median of 1.4% 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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