Rep. Shelley Berkley

Former Representative from Nevada’s 1st District, Democrat

Berkley, a Democrat, was the representative for Nevada's 1st congressional district from 1999 to 2012.

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Berkley sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Berkley is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Berkley was the primary sponsor of 3 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

Berkley sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (24%) Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Health (16%) International Affairs (12%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Labor and Employment (7%) Social Welfare (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Berkley’s Vote Vote Description
Aye H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
Yea H.R. 2551 (112th): Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2012
Jul 22, 2011. Passed 252/159.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
Yea S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Nay S. 328 (111th): DTV Delay Act
Jan 28, 2009. Failed 258/168.
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
Nay H.R. 2262 (110th): Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2007
Nov 1, 2007. Passed 244/166.
Nay H.R. 2641 (110th): Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008
Jul 17, 2007. Passed 312/112.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.
No H.R. 2237 (110th): To provide for the redeployment of United States Armed Forces and defense contractors from Iraq.
May 10, 2007. Failed 171/255.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1999 to Jan 2013, Berkley missed 382 of 9,782 roll call votes, which is 3.9%. This is worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. ProPublica has tracked 79 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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