Read our 2016 Report Card for Heller.
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:
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 was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- S. 210 (113th): Stolen Valor Act of 2013
- S. 1885 (112th): Responsible Unemployment Extension Act
- H.R. 763 (111th): Carson City Vital Community Act of 2009
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Heller sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Public Lands and Natural Resources (25%) Armed Forces and National Security (25%) Taxation (20%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%) Labor and Employment (6%) Health (5%) Environmental Protection (4%)
Some of Heller’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 174: A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to consolidate the reporting ...
- S. 121: A bill to establish the veterans’ business outreach center program, to improve the ...
- S. 115: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary ...
- S. 112: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize per diem ...
- S. 120: A bill to provide for the creation of the Missing Armed Forces Personnel ...
- S. 113: A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a ...
- S. 114: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary ...
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From May 2011 to Jan 2017, Heller missed 59 of 1,607 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. This is much worse than the median of 1.5% 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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