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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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)

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%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Labor and Employment (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

From Jan 2013 to Jul 2016, Kaine missed 10 of 1,130 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better 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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