Baldwin is the junior senator from Wisconsin and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2013. Baldwin is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025 unless re-elected.
She was previously the representative for Wisconsin’s 2nd congressional district as a Democrat from 1999 to 2012.
Read our 2019 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 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 17, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Tammy Baldwin sits on the following committees:
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
- Science, Oceans, Fisheries, and Weather subcommittee Ranking Member
- Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Senate Committee on Appropriations
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies subcommittees
Baldwin was the primary sponsor of 10 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 1196: A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1715 Linnerud Drive in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, as the “Fire Captain Cory Barr Post ...
- S. 1287: Strengthening Buy America for Small Shipyard Grants Act
- S. 679: HAVEN Act
- S. 3466 (115th): 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 ...
- S. 447 (115th): Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act of 2017
- S. 1153 (115th): Veterans Acquiring Community Care Expect Safe Services Act of 2017
- S. 783 (115th): Improving Access to Maternity Care Act
Does 10 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 (22%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%) Labor and Employment (13%) Education (10%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Taxation (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%)
Some of Baldwin’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 4570: A bill to amend title 14, United States Code, to require the Coast ...
- S. 4557: A bill to support efforts to provide intensive, individualized assistance for enrolling in ...
- S.Con.Res. 41: A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the Secretary of the ...
- S.Res. 648: A resolution designating August 2020 as “National Women’s Suffrage Month”.
- S. 3785: Farming Support to States Act of 2020
- S.Res. 593: A resolution to recognize the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and the leadership ...
- S. 3707: COOL Online Act
From Jan 2013 to Sep 2020, Baldwin missed 8 of 2,369 roll call votes, which is 0.3%. This is better than the median of 1.7% 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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