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Sen. Jacob Hecht

Former Senator from Nevada, Republican

Hecht, a Republican, was a senator from Nevada from 1983 to 1988.

Photo of Sen. Jacob Hecht [R-NV, 1983-1988]


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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1988. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hecht is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Hecht was the primary sponsor of 5 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 about one third or more 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

Hecht sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (28%) Environmental Protection (21%) Energy (14%) Social Welfare (10%) Taxation (10%) Transportation and Public Works (7%) Native Americans (5%) Health (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Feb 1983 to Oct 1988, Hecht missed 99 of 2,201 roll call votes, which is 4.5%. This is on par with the median of 5.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1988. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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