Sen. Dean Heller [R]

Senator from Nevada

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
2011-2018 Senator Nevada
2007-2011 Representative Nevada's 2nd District

2014 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 (22%) Taxation (21%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%) Labor and Employment (6%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%) Environmental Protection (4%) Government Operations and Politics (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From May 2011 to Oct 2015, Heller missed 48 of 1,351 roll call votes, which is 3.6%. This is much worse than the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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