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
|Name||Party||Increases||Decreases||Net Spending Agenda||# of Increases||# of Decreases|
|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.
- Report: http://www.ntu.org/foundation/billtally-report-112-3.html (or pdf)
- Press Release: http://www.ntu.org/foundation/52813_112th-congress-billtally-spending-report.html
- Searchable Database of Members’ Legislation: http://www.ntu.org/on-capitol-hill/billtally/