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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp

Senator for North Dakota

pronounced HĪ-dee // HĪT-kamp

Heitkamp is the junior senator from North Dakota and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2013. Heitkamp’s current term ends on Jan 3, 2019.

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for Heitkamp.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Heitkamp is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Heitkamp has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Heidi Heitkamp sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Heitkamp 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 at least about half 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

Heitkamp sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (18%) Health (18%) Taxation (16%) Native Americans (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Commerce (6%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (6%)

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.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating ...
Mar 30, 2017. Joint Resolution Passed 51/50.
Joe Biden never got the opportunity to break a single 50-50 Senate tie in eight years as vice president. Mike Pence has already broken two. One from last month has since become law: a measure allowing states to withhold federal Planned Parenthood funding. (The other ...
Nay H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
The Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act (H.R. 5325) is an appropriations bill which extended funding at the previous year's levels up to December 9, 2016 (10 weeks). After this, a continuing ...
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 Dec 2018, Heitkamp missed 34 of 1,743 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 1.5% 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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