Sen. Timothy Kaine

Senator from Virginia, Democrat

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

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Kaine.

Sponsorship Analysis

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)

Committee Membership

Timothy Kaine sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Kaine sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (31%) International Affairs (17%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%) Labor and Employment (10%) Arts, Culture, Religion (7%) Native Americans (7%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (5%)

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 72/26.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
Yea H.R. 5771 (113th): Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014
Dec 16, 2014. Bill Passed 76/16.
Yea H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Apr 2017, Kaine missed 26 of 1,273 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 1.3% 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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