Nebraska: Legislative Spending Agendas
113th Congress, First Session


Name Party Increase Decrease Net Spending Agenda # of Increase # of Decrease
Fischer, Deb R $10 ($160,008) -$159,998) 1 7
Johanns, Mike R $1,603 ($166,702) ($165,099) 16 11
Average   $807 ($163,355) ($162,549) 9 9
Fortenberry, Jeff R $5,021 ($67,551) ($62,530) 16 8
Smith, Adrian R $8 ($75,196) ($75,188) 3 7
Terry, Lee R $16,572 ($64,530) ($47,958) 19 7
Average   $7,200 ($69,092) ($61,892) 13 7


  • Each Member of Nebraska’s congressional delegation was a “net cutter”, meaning that the legislation they supported would reduce federal spending, if enacted.
  • Nebraska’s House delegation proposed, on average, $62 billion in net budgetary decreases, the 13th smallest average net spending agenda in the House.
  • Nebraska’s Senators supported legislation that, on average, would result in $163 billion in net budget cuts, the 8th largest amount of savings among Senate delegations.
  • Senator Mike Johanns supported legislation that would reduce federal spending by $165 billion, giving him the 8th smallest spending agenda in the Senate.

The full report contains lots of other data points, including the cost of all bills introduced in each Chamber and a look at fiscally-related member caucuses such as the Tea Party Caucus.


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This report should not be construed as an attempt to aid or hinder the passage of any bill before Congress or as reflecting on a Member’s fitness to serve.