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Sen. Richard Bryan

Former Senator for Nevada

Bryan was a senator from Nevada and was a Democrat. He served from 1989 to 2000.

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


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Bryan is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2000 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Bryan sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1995 to Dec 15, 2000. See full 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 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

Bryan sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

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