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Rep. Liz Cheney

Representative for Wyoming’s At-Large District

pronounced liz // CHAY-nee


Cheney is the representative for Wyoming’s at-large district and is a Republican. She has served since Jan 3, 2017. Cheney is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Photo of Rep. Liz Cheney [R-WY]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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

The chart is based on the bills Cheney has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to May 16, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Liz Cheney sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Cheney was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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Does 3 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

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

Cheney sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (24%) Energy (24%) Environmental Protection (16%) International Affairs (11%) Agriculture and Food (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Government Operations and Politics (5%) Health (5%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Cheney recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Cheney voted Yea

Cheney voted Yea

Passed 361/69 on Mar 9, 2022.

Cheney voted Yea

Passed 223/207 on Nov 17, 2021.

Cheney voted Yea

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due …

Cheney voted Yea

Cheney voted Nay

Cheney voted Nay

Cheney voted Nay

Passed 366/52 on Jul 25, 2018.

The House Amendment to S. 1182 extends the National Flood Insurance Program, which is set to expire July 31, 2018, through November 30, 2018. This …

Cheney voted Yea

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe …

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to May 2022, Cheney missed 187 of 2,820 roll call votes, which is 6.6%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: