Vote — Feb 11, 2016 1:43 p.m.
Nomination Confirmed 93/0
Sen. Heller [R-NV]: Yea
Senator from Nevada, Republican
Heller, a Republican, has been a senator from Nevada since May 9, 2011 (next election in 2018).
He was previously the representative for Nevada's 2nd congressional district (2007-2011).
Our unique analysis of the bills Heller 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). Heller is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Dean Heller sits on the following committees:
Heller sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Public Lands and Natural Resources (28%) Armed Forces and National Security (22%) Taxation (21%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%) Labor and Employment (6%) Environmental Protection (4%) Health (4%)
Some of Heller’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From May 2011 to Feb 2016, Heller missed 55 of 1,439 roll call votes, which is 3.8%. This is much worse than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 30 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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