Sen. Harry Reid

Senate Minority Leader

Senator from Nevada, Democrat

Reid, a Democrat, has been a senator from Nevada since Jan 6, 1987 (next election in 2016).

He was previously the representative for Nevada's 1st congressional district (1983-1986).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Reid 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). Reid is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Reid for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Harry Reid sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Reid sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (19%) Native Americans (15%) International Affairs (15%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Taxation (11%) Labor and Employment (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Reid’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed.
Nay S. 2040: Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act
Sep 28, 2016. Veto Overridden.
Nay S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed.
Nay H.R. 644: Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015
Feb 11, 2016. Conference Report Agreed to.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Nay 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 Jan 1987 to Dec 2016, Reid missed 164 of 9,861 roll call votes, which is 1.7%. This is on par with the median of 1.8% 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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