Read our 2019 Report Card for Duckworth.
Duckworth 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 Duckworth has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Mar 26, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Tammy Duckworth sits on the following committees:
Duckworth was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- S. 1739: Department of Energy National Labs Jobs ACCESS Act
- S. 2679: Citizenship for Children of Military Members and Civil Servants Act
- S. 2679 (115th): Veterans Small Business Enhancement Act of 2018
- S. 1050 (115th): Chinese-American World War II Veteran Congressional Gold Medal Act
- S. 496: A bill to repeal the rule issued by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration entitled “Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform”.
- H.R. 4797 (114th): GET THE LEAD OUT Act of 2016
Does 6 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).
Duckworth sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (20%) Transportation and Public Works (15%) Health (14%) Environmental Protection (13%) Science, Technology, Communications (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Immigration (9%) Education (9%)
Some of Duckworth’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3474: Women Who Worked on the Home Front World War II Memorial Act
- S. 3475: COVID-19 Health Care Worker Protection Act of 2020
- S. 3406: Interagency Committee on Women’s Business Enterprise Act of 2020
- S. 3382: NIST Plumbing Research Act of 2020
- S. 3334: DOJ OLC Transparency Act
- S. 3294: Strengthening Citizenship Services for Veterans Act
- S. 3088: ACHA Act
From Jan 2017 to Mar 2020, Duckworth missed 97 of 1,107 roll call votes, which is 8.8%. This is much worse than the median of 1.4% 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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