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Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto’s 2022 Report Card

Senior Senator from Nevada
Democrat
Serving Jan 3, 2017 – Jan 3, 2029


These statistics cover Cortez Masto’s record during the 117th Congress (Jan 3, 2021-Jan 3, 2023) and compare her to other senators also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Feb 12, 2023.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make this legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of Cortez Masto’s legislative career and make your own judgements based on what activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

 

Was 7th most present in votes compared to All Senators

Cortez Masto missed 0.5% of votes (5 of 949 votes) in the 117th Congress. View Cortez Masto’s Profile »

Compare to all All Senators (6th percentile).


 

Wrote the 8th most laws compared to All Senators (tied with 1 other)

Cortez Masto introduced 11 bills that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in the 117th Congress. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law. View Enacted Bills »

Those bills were: S. 149: A bill to amend title …; S. 694: Renew America’s Schools Act of …; S. 768: Better PLAN Act; S. 1004: Great Basin National Heritage Area …; S. 1339: Fairness for Rape Kit Backlog …; S. 1502: COPS Counseling Act; S. 3066: Battery Material Processing and Component …; S. 3067: NEXT in Transportation Act; S. 3898: Human Trafficking Online Research Act; S. 4441: A bill to amend title …; S. 5328: A bill to amend the …

Compare to all Senate Democrats (89th percentile); All Senators (91st percentile).

The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.


 

Introduced the 9th most bills compared to All Senators

Cortez Masto introduced 116 bills and resolutions in the 117th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all Senate Democrats (85th percentile); All Senators (91st percentile).


 

Got bicameral support on the 13th most bills compared to All Senators (tied with 1 other)

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 35 of Cortez Masto’s bills and resolutions had a companion bill in the House. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Those bills were: S. 148: Dependent Income Exclusion Act of …; S. 157: Virtual Peer Support Act of …; S. 224: Promoting Digital Privacy Technologies Act; S. 384: 21st Century Entrepreneurship Act; S. 477: Hospitality and Commerce Job Recovery …; S. 506: Clean School Bus Act of …; S. 508: A bill to establish a …; S. 541: Nuclear Waste Informed Consent Act; S. 567: Southern Nevada Economic Development and …; S. 607: End Speculative Oil and Gas …; S. 647: MORE USDA Grants Act; S. 648: Technical Correction to the Shoshone-Paiute …; S. 649: MORE DOT Grants Act; S. 695: Safe Routes to All Schools …; S. 766: End Double Taxation of Successful …; S. 767: Home Loan Quality Transparency Act …; S. 1004: Great Basin National Heritage Area …; S. 1583: Lake Tahoe Restoration Reauthorization Act; S. 1684: Federal Home Loan Banks’ Mission …; S. 1902: Behavioral Health Crisis Services Expansion …; S. 2037: Protecting Access to Ground Ambulance …; S. 2144: PEERS Act of 2021; S. 2404: Western Wildfire Support Act of …; S. 2568: Open Access Evapotranspiration Data Act; S. 2665: Main Street Efficiency Act of …; S. 2748: Filing Relief for Natural Disasters …; S. 2795: Alternatives to Detention Act of …; S. 3077: Preserving Family Farms Act of …; S. 3963: Protecting Survivors from Traumatic Brain …; S. 4441: A bill to amend title …; S. 4445: Affordable Housing Bond Enhancement Act; S. 4496: Las Vegas Wash Program Extension …; S. 4679: Energy Consumer Protection Act of …; S. 4923: BADGES for Native Communities Act; S.Res. 135: A resolution recognizing the heritage, …

Compare to all Senate Democrats (77th percentile); All Senators (86th percentile).

Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.


 

Got influential cosponsors the 15th most often compared to All Senators (tied with 5 others)

12 of Cortez Masto’s bills and resolutions in the 117th Congress had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Those bills were: S. 696: Connected Rural Schools Act; S. 767: Home Loan Quality Transparency Act …; S. 1502: COPS Counseling Act; S. 2775: Financial Compensation for CFPB Whistleblowers …; S. 3014: Next Generation Telecommunications Act; S. 3247: REMOTE Act of 2021; S. 3860: Invest to Protect Act of …; S. 4504: Freedom to Travel for Health …; S. 5048: Native American Tax Parity and …; S. 5174: Women’s Health Patient Navigator Act …; S.Res. 135: A resolution recognizing the heritage, …; S.Con.Res. 50: A concurrent resolution recognizing the …

Compare to all Senate Democrats (68th percentile); All Senators (80th percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 20th most bills compared to All Senators

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 41 of Cortez Masto’s 116 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Cortez Masto caucused with in the 117th Congress.

Compare to all Senate Democrats (72nd percentile); All Senators (80th percentile).

Cosponsors who caucused with neither the Democratic nor Republican party do not count toward this statistic.


 

Ranked the 20th top leader compared to All Senators

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 117th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Cortez Masto’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Senate Democrats (66th percentile); All Senators (80th percentile).


 

Got their bills out of committee the 21st most often compared to All Senators (tied with 2 others)

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Cortez Masto introduced 19 bills in the 117th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: S. 149: A bill to amend title …; S. 609: Ruby Mountains Protection Act; S. 648: Technical Correction to the Shoshone-Paiute …; S. 694: Renew America’s Schools Act of …; S. 768: Better PLAN Act; S. 1004: Great Basin National Heritage Area …; S. 1339: Fairness for Rape Kit Backlog …; S. 1502: COPS Counseling Act; S. 1583: Lake Tahoe Restoration Reauthorization Act; S. 2513: Brian Neuman Department of Veterans …; S. 3014: Next Generation Telecommunications Act; S. 3066: Battery Material Processing and Component …; S. 3067: NEXT in Transportation Act; S. 3860: Invest to Protect Act of …; S. 3898: Human Trafficking Online Research Act; S. 4441: A bill to amend title …; S. 5328: A bill to amend the …; S.Res. 485: A resolution relating to the …; S.Res. 806: A resolution commending and congratulating …

Compare to all Senate Democrats (68th percentile); All Senators (77th percentile).


 

Committee Positions

Cortez Masto held a leadership position on 0 committees and 1 subcommittee, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. View Cortez Masto’s Profile »

Compare to all Senate Democrats (2nd percentile); All Senators (3rd percentile).


 

Bills Cosponsored

Cortez Masto cosponsored 452 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Senate Democrats (47th percentile); All Senators (67th percentile).


 

Joining Bipartisan Bills

Of the 452 bills that Cortez Masto cosponsored, 23% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Democrat. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Senate Democrats (66th percentile); All Senators (40th percentile).

Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.


 

Cosponsors

Cortez Masto’s bills and resolutions had 538 cosponsors in the 117th Congress. Securing cosponsors is an important part of getting support for a bill, although having more cosponsors does not always mean a bill will get a vote. View Bills »

Compare to all Senate Democrats (55th percentile); All Senators (73rd percentile).


 

Ideology Score

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 117th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Cortez Masto’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Senate Democrats (66th percentile); All Senators (32nd percentile).


Additional Notes

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of the 117th Congress) was the 117th Congress (freshmen) or 116th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.