Sen. Timothy Kaine

Senator from Virginia, Democrat

Kaine, a Democrat, has been the junior senator from Virginia since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2018).

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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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Kaine for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Timothy Kaine sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Kaine sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (32%) International Affairs (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Labor and Employment (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Arts, Culture, Religion (6%) Native Americans (6%) Environmental Protection (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Kaine’s Vote Vote Description
Not Voting H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Sep 2016, Kaine missed 25 of 1,147 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. 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.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: