Sasse is the junior senator from Nebraska and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 6, 2015. Sasse is next up for reelection in 2020.
Read our 2018 Report Card for Sasse.
Sasse is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Sasse has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to May 20, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Benjamin Sasse sits on the following committees:
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
- Chair, Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance
- Member, Subcommittee on Economic Policy
- Member, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection
Senate Committee on the Judiciary
- Chair, Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts
- Member, Subcommittee on Intellectual Property
- Member, Subcommittee on the Constitution
- Joint Economic Committee
- Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Sasse was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- S.J.Res. 26: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to teacher ...
- S. 17: GAO Access and Oversight Act of 2017
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Sasse sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Sasse’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 1348: A bill to require the Secretary of Defense to conduct a study on ...
- S. 1255: Transporting Livestock Across America Safely Act
- S. 909: Separation of Powers Restoration Act
- S. 695: Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act of 2019
- S. 311: Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act
- S.Res. 19: A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that disqualifying a nominee to ...
- S. 130: Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act
From Jan 2015 to May 2019, Sasse missed 13 of 1,223 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 1.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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