Sen. Heidi Heitkamp

Senator from North Dakota, Democrat

Heitkamp, a Democrat, is the junior senator from North Dakota and has served since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2018).

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Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Heitkamp.

Sponsorship Analysis

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

Committee Membership

Heidi Heitkamp sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Heitkamp was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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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

Heitkamp sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (18%) Health (13%) Finance and Financial Sector (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Native Americans (13%) Taxation (13%) Energy (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Heitkamp’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
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. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed 65/34.
This vote turned H.R 22, originally the Hire More Heroes Act, into the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647), a major bipartisan transportation bill, and the Export-Import Bank Reform and ...
Nay On the Nomination PN1345: Stephen R. Bough, of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Missouri
Dec 16, 2014. Nomination Confirmed 51/38.
Yea H.R. 5771 (113th): Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014
Dec 16, 2014. Bill Passed 76/16.
Nay On the Nomination PN1160: Vivek Hallegere Murthy, of Massachusetts, to be Medical Director in the Regular Corps of the Public Health Service, subject to qualifications therefor as provided ...
Dec 15, 2014. Nomination Confirmed 51/43.
Yea H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
Nay On the Nomination PN1368: Norman C. Bay, of New Mexico, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the term expiring June 30, 2018
Jul 15, 2014. Nomination Confirmed 52/45.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Apr 2017, Heitkamp missed 17 of 1,275 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is on par with the median of 1.3% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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