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 2026 and serves until Jan 3, 2027.
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 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 3, 2017 to Dec 1, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Benjamin “Ben” Sasse sits on the following committees:
Sasse was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- S.J.Res. 26 (115th): 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 …
- S. 17 (115th): GAO Access and Oversight Act of 2017
Does 2 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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:
Taxation (25%) Crime and Law Enforcement (18%) Health (14%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Education (11%) International Affairs (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Transportation and Public Works (7%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Sasse recently introduced the following legislation:
- S.Res. 715: A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate on the value of a …
- S. 3550: Ethics Reform Act
- S. 3516: Increase Access to COVID Testing Act
- S. 3191: Everyday Philanthropist Act
- S. 2303: Democracy in Hong Kong Congressional Gold Medal Act
- S. 2165: Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act of 2021
- S. 2171: A bill to prohibit Presidential appointees from subsequently acting on behalf of the …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2015 to Dec 2022, Sasse missed 85 of 2,720 roll call votes, which is 3.1%. This is on par with the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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