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.
She is also House Republican Conference Chair, a party leadership role. Party leaders focus more on setting their party’s legislative priorties than on introducing legislation.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Cheney.
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 14, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Liz Cheney sits on the following committees:
Cheney was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 8847 (116th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 440 Arapahoe Street in Thermopolis, Wyoming, as the “Robert L. Brown Post Office”.
- H.J.Res. 44 (115th): Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior relating to Bureau of Land Management regulations that establish the procedures used to prepare, revise, or amend ...
- H.R. 648 (115th): To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to amend the Definite Plan Report for the Seedskadee Project to enable the use of the active capacity of the ...
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).
Cheney sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Public Lands and Natural Resources (29%) Energy (25%) International Affairs (14%) Environmental Protection (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Animals (7%) Government Operations and Politics (7%)
Some of Cheney’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 2462: To amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to make ...
- H.R. 1998: To amend the Federal Meat Inspection Act to allow the interstate sale of ...
- H.R. 1403: Grizzly Bear State Management Act of 2021
- H.Res. 95: Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.
- H.R. 692: Recognition of Local Interests in NEPA Decision Making
- H.R. 519: Safeguarding Oil and Gas Leasing and Permitting Act of 2021
- H.Res. 63: Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.
As House Republican Conference Chair, Cheney may be focused on her responsibilities other than introducing legislation, such as setting the chamber’s agenda, uniting her party, and brokering deals.
From Jan 2017 to May 2021, Cheney missed 105 of 2,307 roll call votes, which is 4.6%. 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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