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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

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% NIAC Action: A FreedomWorks: 15% Americans for Prosperity: 0% NumbersUSA: 0%

Enacted Legislation

Kihuen was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was 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

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’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 6157: Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019
Sep 26, 2018. Passed 361/61.
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 for the Department of Defense base budget, which is an increase of $17.1 billion above FY18 levels, and $68.1 billion ...
Yea H.R. 3823: Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017
Sep 28, 2017. Passed 264/155.
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 expiring health programs, and includes provisions to increase the availability of private flood insurance for individuals in flood zones. Federal ...
Yea H.R. 3823: Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017
Sep 25, 2017. Failed 245/171.
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 expiring health programs, and includes provisions to increase the availability of private flood insurance for individuals in flood zones. Federal ...
Yea H.R. 3180: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018
Jul 24, 2017. Failed 241/163.
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 intelligence-related activities of the: Office of the Director of National Intelligence; Central Intelligence Agency; Department of Defense; Defense Intelligence Agency; ...
Nay H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
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 that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...
No H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating ...
Feb 16, 2017. Passed 230/188.
Joe Biden never got the opportunity to break a single 50-50 Senate tie in eight years as vice president. Mike Pence has already broken two. One from last month has since become law: a measure allowing states to withhold federal Planned Parenthood funding. (The other ...

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.

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Primary Sources

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