Sen. Dean Heller

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).


2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

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)

Committee Membership

Dean Heller sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Heller sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (28%) Armed Forces and National Security (24%) Taxation (18%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%) Labor and Employment (6%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%) Environmental Protection (4%) Health (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From May 2011 to May 2016, Heller missed 56 of 1,504 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. This is worse than the median of 1.6% 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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Primary Sources

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