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Rep. Liz Cheney

House Republican Conference Chair and 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.

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.

Cheney has cosponsored 27 bills introduced in the current Congress by Republican legislators who fomented the terrorist attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 by calling for entire states to be disenfranchised in the 2020 presidential election.
Photo of Rep. Liz Cheney [R-WY0]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2020 Report Card for Cheney.

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 14, 2021. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

United States Chamber of Commerce: 82% The Club for Growth: 65% League of Conservation Voters: 1% Human Rights Campaign: 0% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

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 (29%) Energy (25%) International Affairs (14%) Environmental Protection (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Animals (7%) Government Operations and Politics (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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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.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Cheney voted Nay

Passed 415/11 on Apr 14, 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 Yea

Passed 249/173 on Oct 22, 2019.

Cheney voted Nay

Cheney voted Yea

Passed 361/61 on Sep 26, 2018.

H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion ...

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 No

Failed 121/301 on Jun 27, 2018.

H.R. 6136 enhances enforcement of existing immigration law, closes immigration enforcement loopholes, ends the catch and release policy, provides $25 billion in funding to secure ...

Cheney voted Nay

Passed 316/90 on Sep 8, 2017.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of government funding through Dec. 8, 2017, disaster relief, temporary suspension of the debt limit through Dec. 8, ...

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 ...

Cheney voted Nay

Passed 309/118 on May 3, 2017.

This vote was on the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, which would fund the government through the remainder of fiscal year 2017, that is, through the ...

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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