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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 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021.

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

Voting Information

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Legislative Metrics

Read our 2019 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 6, 2015 to Oct 16, 2020. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100%

Committee Membership

Steven Horsford sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Horsford 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

Horsford sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (56%) Health (19%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Horsford voted Nay

Passed 214/207 on Oct 1, 2020.

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 Yea

Horsford voted Aye

Horsford voted Aye

Horsford voted Yea

Horsford voted No

Horsford voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Oct 2020, Horsford missed 171 of 2,123 roll call votes, which is 8.1%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% 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 and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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