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Sen. Richard Bryan

Former Senator from Nevada, Democrat

Bryan, a Democrat, was a senator from Nevada from 1989 to 2000.

Photo of Sen. Richard Bryan [D-NV, 1989-2000]


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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2000. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Bryan is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Bryan was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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

Bryan sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (17%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Energy (16%) Environmental Protection (12%) Law (12%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Sports and Recreation (9%) Commerce (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1989 to Dec 2000, Bryan missed 19 of 4,115 roll call votes, which is 0.5%. This is better than the median of 1.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2000. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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