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).

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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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Heller for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Dean Heller sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Heller sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (27%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (25%) Taxation (18%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%) Labor and Employment (6%) Health (5%) Government Operations and Politics (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Heller’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed.
Nay H.R. 2028: Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
May 12, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Nay On the Nomination PN420: Gayle Smith, of Ohio, to be Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development
Nov 30, 2015. Nomination Confirmed.
Nay S. 754: Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015
Oct 27, 2015. Bill Passed.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed.
Yea S. 1177: Every Child Achieves Act of 2015
Jul 16, 2015. Bill Passed.

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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