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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2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

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)

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 (23%) Crime and Law Enforcement (15%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Native Americans (12%) International Affairs (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Taxation (10%) Labor and Employment (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1987 to Apr 2016, Reid missed 160 of 9,767 roll call votes, which is 1.6%. This is on par with the median of 1.6% 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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