Sen. John Ensign

Former Senator from Nevada


Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
2001-2011 Senator Nevada
1995-1998 Representative Nevada's 1st District

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Ensign sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his 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). Ensign is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2001 to May 2011, Ensign missed 104 of 3,369 roll call votes, which is 3.1%. This is worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in May 2011. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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