Sen. Harry Reid

Former Senator from Nevada, Democrat

Reid, a Democrat, was a senator from Nevada from 1987 to 2016.

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

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Reid.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Reid sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2016. 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)

Enacted Legislation

Reid was the primary sponsor of 35 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Reid sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (19%) International Affairs (15%) Native Americans (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
Nay S. 612: WIIN Act
Dec 10, 2016. Motion Agreed to 78/21.
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
Nay S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed 85/13.
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.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
Nay H.R. 3080 (112th): United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
Oct 12, 2011. Bill Passed 83/15.
Yea H.R. 4853 (111th): Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
Dec 15, 2010. Motion Agreed to 81/19.
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010, also known as the 2010 Tax Relief Act), was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010, and signed into ...
Nay S.Con.Res. 20 (110th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that no funds should be cut off or reduced ...
Mar 15, 2007. Concurrent Resolution Agreed to 82/16.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1987 to Dec 2016, Reid missed 164 of 9,865 roll call votes, which is 1.7%. This is on par with the median of 1.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2016. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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