Read our 2017 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. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Tammy Duckworth sits on the following committees:
- Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
- Member, Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security
- Member, Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet
- Member, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security
- Member, Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security
- Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
- Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Duckworth was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- 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
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 (25%) Science, Technology, Communications (13%) Education (13%) Transportation and Public Works (13%) Environmental Protection (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Commerce (6%)
Some of Duckworth’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3459: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the ...
- S. 3432: School Bus Safety Act of 2018
- S. 3088: Energy Jobs for our Heroes Act of 2018
- S. 3037: NIST Plumbing Research Act of 2018
- S. 3002: Blair Holt Firearm Owner Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2018
- S. 2968: Department of Energy and Nuclear Regulatory Commission Whistleblower Protection Act of 2018
- S. 2861: Passenger Rail Crew Protection Parity Act
|Duckworth’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.Con.Res. 112: Expressing the sense of Congress opposing the President’s proposed $10 tax on every barrel of oil.
Jun 10, 2016. Passed 253/144.
H.Res. 720: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4641) to provide for the establishment of an inter-agency task force to review, modify, and update best practices for ...
May 11, 2016. Passed 255/163.
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed 247/178.
The Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (IAA), H.R. 2596, was passed by the House on June 16. The IAA would authorize funding for intelligence-related agencies such as the Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was passed ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.R. 4681 (113th): Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015
Dec 10, 2014. Passed 325/100.
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 4745 (113th): Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015
Jun 10, 2014. Passed 229/192.
H.R. 592 (113th): Federal Disaster Assistance Nonprofit Fairness Act of 2013
Feb 13, 2013. Passed 354/72.
From Jan 2017 to Sep 2018, Duckworth missed 77 of 537 roll call votes, which is 14.3%. This is much worse than the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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