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Sen. Deb Fischer

Senator from Nebraska, Republican

Fischer, a Republican, is the senior senator from Nebraska and has served since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2018).

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Fischer.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Fischer has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her 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). Fischer is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

FreedomWorks: 95% Americans for Prosperity: 92% The Club for Growth: 74% League of Conservation Voters: 7% American Civil Liberties Union: 5% Human Rights Campaign: 0% NIAC Action: F Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Committee Membership

Deb Fischer sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Fischer was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Fischer sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Transportation and Public Works (22%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Taxation (18%) Commerce (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%) Environmental Protection (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Fischer’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
Nay H.R. 2028: Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
May 12, 2016. Bill Passed 90/8.
Yea 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 ...
Yea H.R. 5771 (113th): Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014
Dec 16, 2014. Bill Passed 76/16.
Yea H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
Yea 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.
Nay On the Nomination PN135: Sarah Jewell, of Washington, to be Secretary of the Interior
Apr 10, 2013. Nomination Confirmed 87/11.
Yea 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.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Oct 2017, Fischer missed 0 of 1,376 roll call votes, which is 0.0%. This is better than the median of 1.4% 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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