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Rep. Steven Horsford

Representative for Nevada’s 4th District

pronounced STEE-vun // HOHRS-ferd

Horsford is the representative for Nevada’s 4th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2019. Horsford is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. He is 50 years old.

He was previously the representative for Nevada’s 4th congressional district as a Democrat from 2013 to 2014.

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Horsford proposed $52 million in earmarks for fiscal year 2024, including:

  • $10 million to Las Vegas - Clark County Library District for “Las Vegas Historic Westside Library Project”
  • $9 million to Clark County Department of Aviation for “Henderson Airport Terminal Building Remodeling”
  • $7 million to City of North Las Vegas for “Cheyenne Sports Complex Safety and Activity Project”

These are earmark requests which may or may not survive the legislative process to becoming law. Most representatives from both parties requested earmarks for fiscal year 2024. Across representatives who requested earmarks, the median total amount requested for this fiscal year was $39 million.

Earmarks are federal expenditures, tax benefits, or tariff benefits requested by a legislator for a specific entity. Rather than being distributed through a formula or competitive process administered by the executive branch, earmarks may direct spending where it is most needed for the legislator's district. All earmark requests in the House of Representatives are published online for the public to review. We don’t have earmark requests for senators. The fiscal year begins on October 1 of the prior calendar year. Source: Background: Earmark Disclosure Rules in the House


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 Report Card for Horsford.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Horsford is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Horsford has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to May 26, 2023. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Steven Horsford sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Horsford was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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Does 3 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

Horsford sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (40%) Health (19%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Labor and Employment (9%) Social Welfare (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Horsford recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Horsford voted Yea

Passed 289/133 on May 25, 2023.

Horsford voted Yea

Horsford voted Nay

Horsford voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December …

Horsford voted Aye

Horsford voted Yea

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to May 2023, Horsford missed 187 of 3,396 roll call votes, which is 5.5%. This is much worse than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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