Sen. John Ensign

Former Senator from Nevada, Republican

Ensign, a Republican, was a senator from Nevada from 2001 to 2011.

He was previously the representative for Nevada's 1st congressional district (1995-1998).



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2013. 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

Issue Areas

Ensign sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (17%) Health (15%) Taxation (14%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Law (12%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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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