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Sen. Jacky Rosen’s 2020 Report Card

Junior Senator from Nevada
Democrat
Serving Jan 3, 2019 – Jan 3, 2025


These statistics cover Rosen’s record during the 116th Congress (Jan 3, 2019-Jan 3, 2021) and compare her to other senators also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Jan 30, 2021.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make this legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of Rosen’s legislative career and make your own judgements based on what activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

 

Cosponsored the most bills compared to Senate Freshmen

Rosen cosponsored 590 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Senate Freshmen (90th percentile); Senate Democrats (52nd percentile); All Senators (78th percentile).


 

Got the most cosponsors on their bills compared to Senate Freshmen

Rosen’s bills and resolutions had 265 cosponsors in the 116th Congress. Securing cosponsors is an important part of getting support for a bill, although having more cosponsors does not always mean a bill will get a vote. View Bills »

Compare to all Senate Freshmen (90th percentile); Senate Democrats (15th percentile); All Senators (34th percentile).


 

Ranked most politically left compared to Senate Freshmen

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 116th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Rosen’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Senate Freshmen (0th percentile); Senate Democrats (72nd percentile); All Senators (34th percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the most bills compared to Senate Freshmen

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 34 of Rosen’s 37 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Rosen caucused with in the 116th Congress.

Compare to all Senate Freshmen (89th percentile); Senate Democrats (69th percentile); All Senators (74th percentile).

Cosponsors who caucused with neither the Democratic nor Republican party do not count toward this statistic.


 

Wrote the 2nd most laws compared to Senate Freshmen

Rosen introduced 4 bills that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in the 116th Congress. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law. View Enacted Bills »

Those bills were: S. 737: Building Blocks of STEM Act; S. 2830: GI Bill Planning Act of …; S. 3900: PROMOTES Act of 2020; S. 4598: A bill to provide for …

Compare to all Senate Freshmen (80th percentile); Senate Democrats (59th percentile); All Senators (57th percentile).

The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.


 

Ranked the 2nd top leader compared to Senate Freshmen

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 116th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Rosen’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Senate Freshmen (80th percentile); Senate Democrats (28th percentile); All Senators (40th percentile).


 

Was 2nd most present in votes compared to Senate Freshmen (tied with 1 other)

Rosen missed 0.7% of votes (5 of 720 votes) in the 116th Congress. View Rosen’s Profile »

Compare to all Senate Freshmen (10th percentile); All Senators (16th percentile).


 

Got influential cosponsors the 4th least often compared to Senate Democrats (tied with 3 others)

3 of Rosen’s bills and resolutions in the 116th Congress had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Those bills were: S. 2085: Never Again Education Act; S. 2549: Small Business Child Care Investment …; S.Res. 481: A resolution commemorating the 75th …

Compare to all Senate Freshmen (90th percentile); Senate Democrats (7th percentile); All Senators (21st percentile).


 

Introduced the 6th fewest bills compared to Senate Democrats (tied with 1 other)

Rosen introduced 37 bills and resolutions in the 116th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all Senate Freshmen (40th percentile); Senate Democrats (11th percentile); All Senators (23rd percentile).


 

Got bicameral support on the 9th fewest bills compared to Senate Democrats (tied with 3 others)

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 12 of Rosen’s bills and resolutions had a companion bill in the House. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Those bills were: S. 537: Hire Student Veterans Act; S. 721: Jobs, Not Waste Act of …; S. 737: Building Blocks of STEM Act; S. 1466: Cyber Ready Workforce Act; S. 2549: Small Business Child Care Investment …; S. 3152: Data Mapping to Save Moms’ …; S. 3188: Advanced Manufacturing Jobs in America …; S. 3595: Ensuring Understanding of COVID-19 to …; S. 3900: PROMOTES Act of 2020; S. 4545: VA Zero Suicide Demonstration Project …; S. 4731: Improving Cybersecurity of Small Organizations …; S.Res. 306: A resolution reaffirming the commitment …

Compare to all Senate Freshmen (60th percentile); Senate Democrats (17th percentile); All Senators (35th percentile).

Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.


 

Bills Out of Committee

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Rosen introduced 8 bills in the 116th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: S. 737: Building Blocks of STEM Act; S. 2830: GI Bill Planning Act of …; S. 3152: Data Mapping to Save Moms’ …; S. 3332: No CORRUPTION Act; S. 3900: PROMOTES Act of 2020; S. 4598: A bill to provide for …; S.Res. 481: A resolution commemorating the 75th …; S.Res. 783: A resolution designating November 2020 …

Compare to all Senate Freshmen (50th percentile); Senate Democrats (37th percentile); All Senators (35th percentile).


 

Committee Positions

Rosen held a leadership position on 0 committees and 0 subcommittees, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. View Rosen’s Profile »

Compare to all Senate Freshmen (0th percentile); Senate Democrats (0th percentile); All Senators (0th percentile).


 

Joining Bipartisan Bills

Of the 590 bills that Rosen cosponsored, 32% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Democrat. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Senate Freshmen (70th percentile); Senate Democrats (72nd percentile); All Senators (65th percentile).

Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.


Additional Notes

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of the 116th Congress) was the 116th Congress (freshmen) or 115th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.