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)
Read our 2015 Report Card for Heller for more statistics.
Dean Heller sits on the following committees:
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
- Chairman, Subcommittee on Economic Policy
- Member, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection
- Member, Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development
- Senate Committee on Finance
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
- Member, Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security
- Member, Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet
- Member, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security
- Member, Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security
- Senate Special Committee on Aging
- Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Heller sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (26%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (25%) Taxation (18%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%) Labor and Employment (6%) Health (5%) Environmental Protection (4%)
Some of Heller’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3438: A bill to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a ...
- S. 3356: Native American Health Savings Improvement Act
- S. 3177: Public Buildings Renewal Act of 2016
- S. 3112: Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act of 2016
- S. 3102: Pershing County Economic Development and Conservation Act
- S. 3090: Patient Access To Integrated-care, Empowerment, Nephrologists and Treatment Demonstration Act of 2016
- S. 3092: Fair Access to Investment Research Act of 2016
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From May 2011 to Sep 2016, Heller missed 59 of 1,567 roll call votes, which is 3.8%. This is 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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