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The Spending Proposed by Nevada's Congressional Delegation

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The table below shows the latest BillTally findings on the Nevada delegation from National Taxpayers Union Foundation’s analysis of the 112th Congress. The report provides a comprehensive overview of the net cost of all of the spending and savings bills sponsored or cosponsored by each Member of Congress. We cross-index our database of cost estimates with each bill supported by each Member to calculate their net spending agenda (excluding overlapping/duplicate measures).

 

Net Cost of Legislation Sponsored and Cosponsored by Nevada’s
Congressional Delegation in the 112th Congress (Dollar Figures in Millions)

NamePartyIncreasesDecreasesNet Spending Agenda# of Increases# of Decreases
Heller, DeanR$19,800($258,211)($238,411)3029
Reid, HarryD$65,582($3,657)$61,925293
       
Amodei, MarkR$4,005($458,272)($454,267)207
Berkley, ShelleyD$77,061($7,169)$69,892747
Heck, JoeR$5,647($134,417)($128,770)2315
Note: The links in the names will open a detailed report of that Member’s sponsored bills that had cost estimates.
  • Among the states and territories, Nevada’s House delegation had the 6th largest average net spending reduction agenda: -$171 billion.
  • Both Democratic Delegates from Nevada backed legislation that, overall, would lead to net spending increases.
  • If all of the legislation that Representative Berkley either sponsored or cosponsored during the 112th Congress were passed into law, spending would increase by more than $70 billion – the most new spending supported by any Member.
  • All of the Republicans from Nevada were “net cutters”: if the legislation they each had sponsored were enacted into law, spending would decrease. Their net budget cutting agendas ranged from $129 billion to over $454 billion (Rep. Mark Amodei).
  • Among all House Members, Representative Amodei’s agenda included the fewest amount of spending increases ($4 billion), more than offset by nearly $454 billion in cuts.
  • In the Upper Chamber, Senator Heller was a net cutter: the bills he backed would, on net, cut spending by nearly $238 billion. Senator Reid supported 29 increase proposals and 3 proposals to cut spending, for a net increase agenda of $62 billion. The average Democratic Senator supported $39 billion in net increases.

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.

Links:

  
National Taxpayers Union Foundation
108 North Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
703-683-5700, fax: 703-683-5722, e-mail: ntuf@ntu.org
www.ntu.org/ntuf
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.

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