Our unique analysis of the bills Kaine 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). Kaine is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Read our 2015 Report Card for Kaine for more statistics.
Timothy Kaine sits on the following committees:
- Senate Committee on Armed Services
- Senate Committee on the Budget
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development
- Member, Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation
- Member, Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism
- Member, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues
- Senate Special Committee on Aging
Kaine sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Education (32%) International Affairs (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Labor and Employment (9%) Arts, Culture, Religion (6%) Native Americans (6%) Environmental Protection (6%)
Some of Kaine’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2988: A bill to extend the sunset of the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 ...
- S.Con.Res. 37: A concurrent resolution recognizing the George C. Marshall Museum and George C. Marshall ...
- S. 2718: Perkins Fund for Equity and Excellence
- S. 2548: 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act
- S.Res. 367: A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of Career and Technical Education Month.
- S. 2289: Family Unification, Preservation, and Modernization Act of 2015
- S. 2256: Co-Prescribing Saves Lives Act of 2016
View All » (including bills from previous years)
From Jan 2013 to Sep 2016, Kaine missed 21 of 1,141 roll call votes, which is 1.8%. This is on par with the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: