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Rep. Mark Amodei

Representative for Nevada’s 2nd District

pronounced mahrk // A-muh-day

Amodei is the representative for Nevada’s 2nd congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Sep 13, 2011. Amodei is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. He is 65 years old.

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Amodei proposed $35 million in earmarks for fiscal year 2024, including:

  • $6 million to Truckee Meadows Community College for “EMS and Fire Training Center”
  • $4 million to City of Fallon for “Kaiser Road Reconstruction”
  • $3.6 million to Humboldt County, Nevada for “Grass Valley Wastewater Treatment Facility”

These are earmark requests which may or may not survive the legislative process to becoming law. Most representatives from both parties requested earmarks for fiscal year 2024. Across representatives who requested earmarks, the median total amount requested for this fiscal year was $39 million.

Earmarks are federal expenditures, tax benefits, or tariff benefits requested by a legislator for a specific entity. Rather than being distributed through a formula or competitive process administered by the executive branch, earmarks may direct spending where it is most needed for the legislator's district. All earmark requests in the House of Representatives are published online for the public to review. We don’t have earmark requests for senators. The fiscal year begins on October 1 of the prior calendar year. Source: Background: Earmark Disclosure Rules in the House


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 Report Card for Amodei.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Amodei 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 Amodei has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Sep 22, 2023. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Mark Amodei sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Amodei 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

Amodei sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (48%) Finance and Financial Sector (16%) Native Americans (12%) Environmental Protection (8%) Water Resources Development (8%) Energy (8%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Amodei recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Amodei voted Yea

Amodei voted Nay

Amodei voted No

Amodei voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of …

Amodei voted No

Passed 357/60 on Feb 27, 2015.

This bill was the vehicle for the passage of continuing appropriations. This bill started out as the Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act. It …

Amodei voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December …

Amodei voted Aye

Amodei voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Sep 2011 to Sep 2023, Amodei missed 302 of 6,994 roll call votes, which is 4.3%. This is much worse than the median of 1.7% 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, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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