Sen. Benjamin Sasse

Senator from Nebraska, Republican

Sasse, a Republican, has been the junior senator from Nebraska since Jan 6, 2015 (next election in 2020).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Sasse 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). Sasse is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Sasse for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Benjamin Sasse sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Sasse sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (50%) Government Operations and Politics (50%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Sasse’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed.
Nay S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed.
Nay H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Yea S. 754: Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015
Oct 27, 2015. Bill Passed.
Nay H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed.
Yea H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 24, 2015. Motion Agreed to.
Yea H.R. 1314: Trade Act of 2015
May 22, 2015. Bill Passed.
Yea On the Nomination PN31: Sally Quillian Yates, of Georgia, to be Deputy Attorney General
May 13, 2015. Nomination Confirmed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Dec 2016, Sasse missed 5 of 494 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. 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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