Dean Heller Committee Assignments

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for Heller.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Heller is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Heller has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Dean Heller sits on the following committees:

  • Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
  • Senate Committee on Finance
  • Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    • Member, Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security
    • Member, Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet
    • Member, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security
    • Member, Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security
  • Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs

Enacted Legislation

Heller was the primary sponsor of 7 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

Heller sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (28%)Public Lands and Natural Resources (24%)Taxation (17%)Finance and Financial Sector (9%)Health (8%)Science, Technology, Communications (6%)Labor and Employment (4%)International Affairs (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Heller’s VoteVote Description
Yea H.R. 1892: Further Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018; Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018, the SUSTAIN Care Act of 2018; Family First Prevention Services Act.; Honoring Hometown ...
Feb 9, 2018. Motion Agreed to 71/28.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of funding for the federal government through March 23, 2018, to avert a government shutdown that would have occurred on February 9, 2018 had this bill not been enacted. The bill was introduced as the Honoring Hometown Heroes ...
Nay S. 139: FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017
Jan 18, 2018. Motion Agreed to 65/34.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017. The bill would extend so-called "section 702" government surveillance under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The bill was originally introduced and passed the Senate in 2017 as the Rapid DNA ...
Nay H.R. 2028: Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017
Dec 9, 2016. Motion Agreed to 63/36.
Nay H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
No H.J.Res. 48 (112th): Additional Continuing Appropriations Amendments, 2011
Mar 15, 2011. Passed 271/158.
Nay S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Yea H.R. 31 (111th): Lumbee Recognition Act
Jun 3, 2009. Passed 240/179.
Yea H.Res. 1031 (110th): Providing for the adoption of the resolution (H. Res. 895) establishing within the House of Representatives an ...
Mar 11, 2008. Passed 229/182.
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.

Missed Votes

From May 2011 to Mar 2018, Heller missed 75 of 1,954 roll call votes, which is 3.8%. This is much worse than the median of 1.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Time PeriodVotes EligibleMissed VotesPercentPercentile
2011 Apr-Jun3800.0%0th
2011 Jul-Sep4924.1%77th
2011 Oct-Dec8244.9%84th
2012 Jan-Mar6357.9%94th
2012 Apr-Jun10932.8%81st
2012 Jul-Sep28725.0%95th
2012 Nov-Dec50918.0%95th
2013 Jan-Jan100.0%0th
2013 Jan-Mar9211.1%62nd
2013 Apr-Jun7633.9%73rd
2013 Jul-Sep4300.0%0th
2013 Oct-Dec8022.5%66th
2014 Jan-Mar9311.1%49th
2014 Apr-Jun12364.9%65th
2014 Jul-Sep5411.9%61st
2014 Nov-Dec9600.0%0th
2015 Jan-Mar13500.0%0th
2015 Apr-Jun8533.5%80th
2015 Jul-Sep5211.9%58th
2015 Oct-Dec6769.0%92nd
2016 Jan-Mar3825.3%68th
2016 Apr-Jun7900.0%0th
2016 Jul-Sep3438.8%82nd
2016 Nov-Dec1200.0%0th
2017 Jan-Mar10100.0%0th
2017 Apr-Jun5411.9%62nd
2017 Jul-Sep5311.9%60th
2017 Oct-Dec11786.8%91st
2018 Jan-Mar50612.0%94th

Primary Sources

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

Dean Heller is pronounced:

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Below are all current senators and the committees on which they serve.

SenatorCommittees

Alexander, Lamar (R-TN)Committee on Appropriations
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Committee on Rules and Administration
Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans

Baldwin, Tammy (D-WI)Committee on Appropriations
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Barrasso, John (R-WY)Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Committee on Environment and Public Works
Committee on Foreign Relations
Committee on Indian Affairs

Bennet, Michael F. (D-CO)Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Committee on Finance
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform

Blumenthal, Richard (D-CT)Committee on Armed Services
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Committee on the Judiciary
Special Committee on Aging

Blunt, Roy (R-MO)Committee on Appropriations
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Committee on Rules and Administration
Joint Committee on the Library
Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform
Select Committee on Intelligence

Booker, Cory A. (D-NJ)Committee on Environment and Public Works
Committee on Foreign Relations
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Committee on the Judiciary

Boozman, John (R-AR)Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Committee on Appropriations
Committee on Environment and Public Works
Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Committee on the Budget

Brown, Sherrod (D-OH)Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Committee on Finance
Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans

Burr, Richard (R-NC)Committee on Finance
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Select Committee on Intelligence
Special Committee on Aging

Cantwell, Maria (D-WA)Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Committee on Finance
Committee on Indian Affairs
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Capito, Shelley Moore (R-WV)Committee on Appropriations
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Committee on Environment and Public Works
Committee on Rules and Administration

Cardin, Benjamin L. (D-MD)Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Committee on Environment and Public Works
Committee on Finance
Committee on Foreign Relations
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Carper, Thomas R. (D-DE)Committee on Environment and Public Works
Committee on Finance
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Casey, Robert P., Jr. (D-PA)Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Committee on Finance
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Special Committee on Aging

Cassidy, Bill (R-LA)Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Committee on Finance
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Joint Economic Committee

Cochran, Thad (R-MS)Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Committee on Appropriations
Committee on Rules and Administration

Collins, Susan M. (R-ME)Committee on Appropriations
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Select Committee on Intelligence
Special Committee on Aging

Coons, Christopher A. (D-DE)Committee on Appropriations
Committee on Foreign Relations
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Committee on the Judiciary
Select Committee on Ethics

Corker, Bob (R-TN)Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Committee on Foreign Relations
Committee on the Budget
Special Committee on Aging

Cornyn, John (R-TX)Committee on Finance
Committee on the Judiciary
Select Committee on Intelligence
United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control

Cortez Masto, Catherine (D-NV)Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Committee on Indian Affairs
Committee on Rules and Administration
Special Committee on Aging

Cotton, Tom (R-AR)Committee on Armed Services
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Committee on the Budget
Joint Economic Committee
Select Committee on Intelligence

Crapo, Mike (R-ID)Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Committee on Finance
Committee on Indian Affairs
Committee on the Budget
Committee on the Judiciary
Joint Committee on Taxation
Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans

Cruz, Ted (R-TX)Committee on Armed Services
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Committee on Rules and Administration
Committee on the Judiciary
Joint Economic Committee

Daines, Steve (R-MT)Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Committee on Appropriations
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Committee on Indian Affairs

Donnelly, Joe (D-IN)Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Committee on Armed Services
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Special Committee on Aging

Duckworth, Tammy (D-IL)Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Committee on Environment and Public Works
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Durbin, Richard J. (D-IL)Committee on Appropriations
Committee on Rules and Administration
Committee on the Judiciary

Enzi, Michael B. (R-WY)Committee on Finance
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Committee on the Budget

Ernst, Joni (R-IA)Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Committee on Armed Services
Committee on Environment and Public Works
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform

Feinstein, Dianne (D-CA)Committee on Appropriations
Committee on Rules and Administration
Committee on the Judiciary
Select Committee on Intelligence
United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control

Fischer, Deb (R-NE)Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Committee on Armed Services
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Committee on Environment and Public Works
Committee on Rules and Administration
Special Committee on Aging

Flake, Jeff (R-AZ)Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Committee on Foreign Relations
Committee on the Judiciary
Special Committee on Aging

Gardner, Cory (R-CO)Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Committee on Foreign Relations
Committee on the Budget

Gillibrand, Kirsten E. (D-NY)Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Committee on Armed Services
Committee on Environment and Public Works
Special Committee on Aging

Graham, Lindsey (R-SC)Committee on Appropriations
Committee on Armed Services
Committee on the Budget
Committee on the Judiciary

Grassley, Chuck (R-IA)Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Committee on Finance
Committee on the Budget
Committee on the Judiciary
Joint Committee on Taxation
United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control

Harris, Kamala D. (D-CA)Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Committee on the Budget
Committee on the Judiciary
Select Committee on Intelligence

Hassan, Margaret Wood (D-NH)Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Joint Economic Committee

Hatch, Orrin G. (R-UT)Committee on Finance
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Committee on the Judiciary
Joint Committee on Taxation
Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans
Special Committee on Aging

Heinrich, Martin (D-NM)Committee on Armed Services
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Joint Economic Committee
Select Committee on Intelligence

Heitkamp, Heidi (D-ND)Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Committee on Indian Affairs
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans
United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control

Heller, Dean (R-NV)Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Committee on Finance
Committee on Veterans' Affairs

Hirono, Mazie K. (D-HI)Committee on Armed Services
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Committee on the Judiciary
Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform

Hoeven, John (R-ND)Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Committee on Appropriations
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Committee on Indian Affairs

Inhofe, James M. (R-OK)Committee on Armed Services
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Committee on Environment and Public Works
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Isakson, Johnny (R-GA)Committee on Finance
Committee on Foreign Relations
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Select Committee on Ethics

Johnson, Ron (R-WI)Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Committee on Foreign Relations
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Committee on the Budget

Jones, Doug (D-AL)Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Special Committee on Aging

Kaine, Tim (D-VA)Committee on Armed Services
Committee on Foreign Relations
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Committee on the Budget

Kennedy, John (R-LA)Committee on Appropriations
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Committee on the Budget
Committee on the Judiciary

King, Angus S., Jr. (I-ME)Committee on Armed Services
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Committee on Rules and Administration
Committee on the Budget
Select Committee on Intelligence

Klobuchar, Amy (D-MN)Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Committee on Rules and Administration
Committee on the Judiciary
Joint Committee on Printing
Joint Committee on the Library
Joint Economic Committee

Lankford, James (R-OK)Committee on Appropriations
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Committee on Indian Affairs
Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform
Select Committee on Intelligence

Leahy, Patrick J. (D-VT)Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Committee on Appropriations
Committee on Rules and Administration
Committee on the Judiciary
Joint Committee on the Library

Lee, Mike (R-UT)Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Committee on the Judiciary
Joint Economic Committee

Manchin, Joe, III (D-WV)Committee on Appropriations
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans
Select Committee on Intelligence

Markey, Edward J. (D-MA)Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Committee on Environment and Public Works
Committee on Foreign Relations
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

McCain, John (R-AZ)Committee on Armed Services
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Committee on Indian Affairs
Select Committee on Intelligence

McCaskill, Claire (D-MO)Committee on Armed Services
Committee on Finance
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

McConnell, Mitch (R-KY)Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Committee on Appropriations
Committee on Rules and Administration
Select Committee on Intelligence

Menendez, Robert (D-NJ)Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Committee on Finance
Committee on Foreign Relations

Merkley, Jeff (D-OR)Committee on Appropriations
Committee on Environment and Public Works
Committee on Foreign Relations
Committee on the Budget

Moran, Jerry (R-KS)Committee on Appropriations
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Committee on Environment and Public Works
Committee on Indian Affairs
Committee on Veterans' Affairs

Murkowski, Lisa (R-AK)Committee on Appropriations
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Committee on Indian Affairs

Murphy, Christopher (D-CT)Committee on Appropriations
Committee on Foreign Relations
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Murray, Patty (D-WA)Committee on Appropriations
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Committee on the Budget

Nelson, Bill (D-FL)Committee on Armed Services
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Committee on Finance
Special Committee on Aging

Paul, Rand (R-KY)Committee on Foreign Relations
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Perdue, David (R-GA)Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Committee on Armed Services
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Committee on the Budget
Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform

Peters, Gary C. (D-MI)Committee on Armed Services
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Joint Economic Committee

Portman, Rob (R-OH)Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Committee on Finance
Committee on Foreign Relations
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Joint Economic Committee
Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans

Reed, Jack (D-RI)Committee on Appropriations
Committee on Armed Services
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Select Committee on Intelligence

Risch, James E. (R-ID)Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Committee on Foreign Relations
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Select Committee on Ethics
Select Committee on Intelligence
United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control

Roberts, Pat (R-KS)Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Committee on Finance
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Committee on Rules and Administration
Joint Committee on Printing
Joint Committee on the Library
Select Committee on Ethics

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