Sen. Thad Cochran

Senator from Mississippi, Republican

Cochran, a Republican, has been a senator from Mississippi since Jan 15, 1979 (next election in 2020).

He was previously the representative for Mississippi's 4th congressional district (1973-1978).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Cochran has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his 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). Cochran is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Cochran for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Thad Cochran sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Cochran sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (26%) Health (26%) Economics and Public Finance (22%) Education (9%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Feb 1979 to Sep 2016, Cochran missed 479 of 13,275 roll call votes, which is 3.6%. This is worse than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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