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Rep. Ruben Kihuen

Former Representative for Nevada’s 4th District

pronounced ROO-bun // KEE-wen

Kihuen was the representative for Nevada’s 4th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2017 to 2018.

Misconduct

On Dec. 15, 2017, the House Committee on Ethics announced that it had begun an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment by Kihuen. On November 16, 2018, the Committee the Committee found that Representative Kihuen made persistent and unwanted advances towards women who were required to interact with him as part of their professional responsibilities. As a result, the Committee voted to adopt the Investigative Subcommittee's report, which along with the Committee's report will serve as a reproval of Kihuen.

Dec. 15, 2017 House Committee on Ethics opened an investigation
Dec. 16, 2017 Kihuen will not seek re-election.
Dec. 21, 2017 House Committee on Ethics voted unanimously to establish an Investigative Subcommittee
Jan. 2, 2018 House Committee on Ethics named members of the Investigative Subcommittee
Nov. 15, 2018 House Committee on Ethics voted to adopt the Investigative Subcommittee's report, which along with the Committee's report will serve as a reproval of Kihuen.
Photo of Rep. Ruben Kihuen [D-NV4, 2017-2018]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Kihuen.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

League of Conservation Voters: 97% NIAC Action: A United States Chamber of Commerce: 50% The Club for Growth: 21% FreedomWorks: 15% Americans for Prosperity: 10% NumbersUSA: 0%

Enacted Legislation

Kihuen was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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Does 1 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

Kihuen sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (50%) Government Operations and Politics (50%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Kihuen 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 ...

Kihuen voted Yea

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 ...

Kihuen voted Yea

Passed 280/131 on Feb 8, 2018.

H.R. 1153 excludes insurance held in escrow and, under certain circumstances, fees paid to companies affiliated with the creditor from the costs that would be ...

Kihuen voted Yea

Passed 289/135 on Dec 13, 2017.

H.R. 1638 requires the Department of Treasury to provide a report to help further efforts to prevent the financing of terrorism, money laundering, or related ...

Kihuen voted Yea

Passed 307/111 on Nov 2, 2017.

H.R. 849 amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to terminate the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) ...

Kihuen voted Yea

Passed 264/155 on Sep 28, 2017.

The bill reauthorizes the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for six months, provides certain tax benefits for victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, reauthorizes certain ...

Kihuen voted Yea

Failed 245/171 on Sep 25, 2017.

The bill reauthorizes the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for six months, provides certain tax benefits for victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, reauthorizes certain ...

Kihuen voted Yea

Passed 233/175 on Sep 14, 2017.

Should the government be able to deport or detain immigrants who are suspected of gang membership, even if they haven’t been convicted of — or ...

Kihuen voted Yea

Failed 241/163 on Jul 24, 2017.

H.R. 3180 authorizes appropriations for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the U.S. government for fiscal year 2018. The bill authorizes funds for the intelligence and ...

Kihuen voted Nay

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 ...

Kihuen voted Yea

Passed 331/87 on Apr 4, 2017.

In 1988, the SEC adopted Rule 701 under the Securities Act to allow private companies to sell securities to their employees without the need to ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Dec 2018, Kihuen missed 31 of 1,210 roll call votes, which is 2.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2018. 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

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