Fischer is the senior senator from Nebraska and is a Republican. She has served since Jan 3, 2013. Fischer is next up for reelection in 2018.
Read our 2017 Report Card for Fischer.
Fischer is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Fischer has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
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Deb Fischer sits on the following committees:
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
- Chair, Subcommittee on Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security
- Member, Subcommittee on Nutrition, Agricultural Research, and Specialty Crops
- Member, Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy
- Senate Committee on Armed Services
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
- Chair, Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security
- 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 Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard
- Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
- Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
- Senate Special Committee on Aging
Fischer was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- S. 2421: FARM Act
- S. 3364 (114th): CHIP IN for Vets Act of 2016
- S. 2276 (114th): PIPES Act of 2016
- S. 1115 (114th): GONE Act
- S. 1359 (114th): E-Warranty Act of 2015
- S. 301 (114th): Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act
- S. 2583 (113th): E-LABEL Act
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Fischer sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Transportation and Public Works (23%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Taxation (17%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Commerce (8%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%) Environmental Protection (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%)
Some of Fischer’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2884: Veterans Fair Debt Notice Act of 2018
- S. 2717: Maritime Authorization and Enhancement Act for Fiscal Year 2019
- S. 2421: FARM Act
- S.Res. 389: A resolution commemorating the commissioning of the USS Omaha.
- S.Res. 365: A resolution congratulating the University of Nebraska-Lincoln volleyball team for winning the 2017 ...
- S. 2088: Gold Star Family Support and Installation Access Act of 2017
- S.Res. 260: A resolution designating September 2017 as “School Bus Safety Month”.
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H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
H.R. 2028: Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
May 12, 2016. Bill Passed 90/8.
H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
H.R. 5771 (113th): Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014
Dec 16, 2014. Bill Passed 76/16.
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
On the Nomination PN509: Katherine Archuleta, of Colorado, to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management for a term of four years
Oct 30, 2013. Nomination Confirmed 62/35.
On the Nomination PN135: Sarah Jewell, of Washington, to be Secretary of the Interior
Apr 10, 2013. Nomination Confirmed 87/11.
On the Nomination PN5: Patty Shwartz, of New Jersey, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit
Apr 9, 2013. Nomination Confirmed 64/34.
From Jan 2013 to Jun 2018, Fischer missed 0 of 1,610 roll call votes, which is 0.0%. This is better than the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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