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North Dakota: Heitkamp’s Seat

Should North Dakota voters return Heidi Heitkamp to the Senate?  That’s an individual decision with in specific state of course, but here are the basic analytics from #CivicFeed, so voters can make informed decisions.

Bills sponsored by Heitkamp generally passed 2.16x more often than for average Democrats (0.12 for Heitkamp vs. 0.06 in US).

Heitkamp’s rate of progress is 58% higher than the average for Democrats (0.12 for Heitkamp vs. 0.08 in US).

Bills that progressed passed at a rate 37% higher than the average for Democrats (1.00 for Heitkamp vs. 0.73 in US).

Heidi Heitkamp introduced 48 substantive bills of which 6 progressed and 6 became law (6/48=0.12; 6/48=0.12; 6/6=1.00).

Total count: 63 bills, 21 resolutions.

 

LANGUAGE USED IN PRESS RELEASES:  Centrist (1.0 is completely Republican, 0.0 is completely Democratic)  Heitkamp scores 0.46 which is 8th most centrist among US Senators in 2018.  Fellow ND-Senator John Hoeven is slightly more centrist.


0.55801 rubio R-FL
0.523696 collins R-ME
0.516396 hoeven R-ND
0.515597 kaine D-VA
0.506806 crapo R-ID
0.500672 feinstein D-CA
0.494657 burr R-NC
0.4815 brown D-OH
0.464713 heitkamp D-ND
0.460945 peters D-MI
0.46059 leahy D-VT
0.456909 warner D-VA
0.438796 tester D-MT

Heidi Heitkamp crossed over twenty-seven times to join a bill that was primarily cosponsored by another party.

SJR53: A joint resolution honoring the life of William “Billy” F. Graham, Jr.
Lead Sponsor: Richard Burr (Republican, US)
A joint resolution honoring the life of William “Billy” F. Graham, Jr. This joint resolution extends the sympathies of Congress to the family of the Reverend William “Billy” F. Graham, Jr., and honors his life, his ministry, and his contrib…
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February 28th 2018 – Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

SB2319: ONSHORE Act Opportunities for the Nation and States to Harness Onshore Resources for Energy Act
Lead Sponsor: John Barrasso (Republican, US)
ONSHORE Act Opportunities for the Nation and States to Harness Onshore Resources for Energy Act
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January 17th 2018 – Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S301)

SB1196: Advancing America’s Missile Defense Act of 2017
Lead Sponsor: Dan Sullivan (Republican, US)
Advancing America’s Missile Defense Act of 2017 This bill directs the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to use Department of Defense (DOD) policies to accelerate the development, testing, and fielding of the redesigned kill vehicle, the multi-ob…
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May 21st 2017 – Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

SB951: Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017
Lead Sponsor: Rob Portman (Republican, US)
Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017 This bill codifies and revises notice-and-comment rulemaking procedures to require federal agencies to consider: (1) whether a rulemaking is required by statute or is within the discretion of the agency…
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February 13th 2018 – Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Johnson with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 115-208. Minority views filed.

SB413: Improving Transparency and Accuracy in Medicare Part D Spending Act
Lead Sponsor: Shelley Capito (Republican, US)
Improving Transparency and Accuracy in Medicare Part D Spending Act This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to prohibit Medicare Prescription Drug Plan sponsors from retroactively reducing payment on clean claims …
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February 15th 2017 – Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

SB340: Sensible Environmental Protection Act of 2017
Lead Sponsor: Mike Crapo (Republican, US)
Sensible Environmental Protection Act of 2017 This bill amends the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to prohibit the Environmental…
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February 6th 2017 – Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

SB261: Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2017
Lead Sponsor: Roy Blunt (Republican, US)
Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2017 This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to revise the nutritional information that restaurants and retail food establishments must disclose. The nutrient content disclosure sta…
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January 31st 2017 – Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

SB245: Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act Amendments of 2017
Lead Sponsor: John Hoeven (Republican, US)
Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act Amendments of 2017 TITLE I–INDIAN TRIBAL ENERGY DEVELOPMENT AND SELF-DETERMINATION ACT AMENDMENTS (Sec. 101) This bill amends the Energy Policy Act of 1992 to direct the Departmen…
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December 3rd 2017 – Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.

SJR10: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by the Secretary of the Interior relating to stream protection.
Lead Sponsor: Mitch McConnell (Republican, US)
A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by the Secretary of the Interior relating to stream protection. This joint resolution nullifies the Strea…
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January 29th 2017 – Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

SB3253: FARM Act Fertilizer Access and Responsible Management Act
Lead Sponsor: Deb Fischer (Republican, US)
FARM Act Fertilizer Access and Responsible Management Act
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July 13th 2016 – Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

SB2312: DME Access and Stabilization Act of 2015
Lead Sponsor: John Thune (Republican, US)
DME Access and Stabilization Act of 2015 This bill amends titles XVIII (Medicare) and XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to modify provisions relating to payment for durable medical equipment (DME) under the Medicare and Medicaid pro…
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November 18th 2015 – Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

SB2217: Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015
Lead Sponsor: Roy Blunt (Republican, US)
Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015 This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to revise the nutritional information that restaurants and retail food establishments must disclose. The nutrient content disclosure sta…
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October 28th 2015 – Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

SJR24: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to “Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stat…
Lead Sponsor: Shelley Capito (Republican, US)
A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to “Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary …
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January 10th 2016 – Veto message received in Senate. Ordered held at the desk. (text of veto message: CR 01/11/2016 S28-29)

SB1820: Early Participation in Regulations Act of 2015
Lead Sponsor: James Lankford (Republican, US)
Early Participation in Regulations Act of 2015 (Sec. 2) This bill defines a “major rule” as a rule that the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) determines is likely to impose: (1) an annual effect on the economy of $100 mill…
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September 5th 2016 – Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 614.

SR219: A resolution designating July 25, 2015, as “National Day of the American Cowboy”.
Lead Sponsor: Michael Enzi (Republican, US)
A resolution designating July 25, 2015, as “National Day of the American Cowboy”. This bill designates July 25, 2015, as National Day of the American Cowboy.
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July 8th 2015 – Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4984; text as passed Senate: CR S4962)

SB1312: Energy Supply and Distribution Act of 2015
Lead Sponsor: Lisa Murkowski (Republican, US)
Energy Supply and Distribution Act of 2015 This bill declares that the production and distribution of energy in the United States requires access to infrastructure and markets. The Department of Energy (DOE) must collaborate with federal ag…
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June 8th 2015 – Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.

SB1265: Long Range Bomber Sustainment Act of 2015
Lead Sponsor: Mike Rounds (Republican, US)
Long Range Bomber Sustainment Act of 2015 This bill prohibits a B-1, B-2, or B-52 bomber aircraft from being retired during a fiscal year unless the Secretary of Defense certifies that: the retirement of the aircraft will not detrimentally …
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May 10th 2015 – Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

SB1140: Federal Water Quality Protection Act
Lead Sponsor: John Barrasso (Republican, US)
Federal Water Quality Protection Act (Sec. 2) This bill states as the policy of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) cooperative federalism and consultation with states in the protection of water r…
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November 2nd 2015 – Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S7697)

SB709: Restoring Access to Medication Act of 2015
Lead Sponsor: Pat Roberts (Republican, US)
Restoring Access to Medication Act of 2015 Repeals provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, as added by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, that limit payments for medications from health savings accounts, medical savings accoun…
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March 10th 2015 – Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

SB654: A bill to exempt certain class A CDL drivers from the requirement to obtain a hazardous material endorsement while operating a service vehicle with a fuel tank containing 3,785 liters (1,000 gallons) or less of diesel fuel.
Lead Sponsor: Pat Roberts (Republican, US)
A bill to exempt certain class A CDL drivers from the requirement to obtain a hazardous material endorsement while operating a service vehicle with a fuel tank containing 3,785 liters (1,000 gallons) or less of diesel fuel. Directs the Secr…
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March 3rd 2015 – Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

SB1: Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act
Lead Sponsor: John Hoeven (Republican, US)
Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act (Sec. 2) Authorizes TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. to construct, connect, operate, and maintain the pipeline and cross-border facilities specified in an application filed by TransCanada Corporation to …
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March 3rd 2015 – Message on Senate action sent to the House.

SR549: A resolution designating October 26, 2014, as Day of the Deployed.
Lead Sponsor: John Hoeven (Republican, US)
Designates October 26, 2014, as Day of the Deployed. Honors the deployed members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.
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September 15th 2014 – Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5650; text as passed Senate: CR S5635)

SB2280: A bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Lead Sponsor: John Hoeven (Republican, US)
Authorizes TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. to construct, connect, operate, and maintain the pipeline and cross-border facilities specified in an application filed by TransCanada Corporation to the Department of State on May 4, 2012. Dee…
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November 17th 2014 – Under the order of 11/12/14, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, failed of passage in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 59 – 41. Record Vote Number: 280.

SB2252: Community Bank Preservation Act of 2014
Lead Sponsor: David Vitter (Republican, US)
Community Bank Preservation Act of 2014 – Amends the Federal Reserve Act to require that membership on the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve include at least one person with demonstrated experience working in or supervising communit…
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April 9th 2014 – Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

SB1647: Restoring Access to Medication Act
Lead Sponsor: Pat Roberts (Republican, US)
Restoring Access to Medication Act – Repeals provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that restrict payments from health savings accounts, medical savings accounts, and health flexible spending arrangements for medicatio…
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November 4th 2013 – Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

SB485: A bill to exempt certain class A CDL drivers from the requirement to obtain a hazardous material endorsement while operating a service vehicle with a fuel tank containing 3,785 liters (1,000 gallons) or less of diesel fuel.
Lead Sponsor: Pat Roberts (Republican, US)
Directs the Secretary of Transportation (DOT) to exempt from the requirement to obtain a hazardous material (hazmat) endorsement all class A commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders who are custom harvesters, agricultural retailers, agricu…
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March 6th 2013 – Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

SB192: Expedited LNG for American Allies Act of 2013
Lead Sponsor: John Barrasso (Republican, US)
Expedited LNG for American Allies Act of 2013 – Amends the Natural Gas Act to deem consistent with the public interest an expedited application and approval process without modification or delay for the exportation of natural gas to a forei…
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January 30th 2013 – Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

Top Non-D-Party Donors:

JUSTICE 2012 :: $157,072
SENATE 2018 IMPACT :: $116,745
NORTH DAKOTA GRASSROOTS VICTORY FUND :: $82,097
TEXANS FOR A PROGRESSIVE SENATE :: $72,171
WOMEN ON THE ROAD TO THE SENATE 12 :: $63,288
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS / IBEW :: $42,500
OFF THE SIDELINES :: $41,407
SENATE IMPACT WI & ND 2018 :: $35,400
COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS OF AMERICA / CWA :: $32,500
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS / AFT :: $30,000
SMITH, MICHAEL :: $29,700
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SHEET METAL AIR RAIL & TRANSPORTATION WORKERS / SMART :: $27,500
MCCONNELL JR, JOHN J (JACK) :: $25,000
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BRIDGE STRUCTURAL ORNAMENTAL & REINFORCING IRON WORKERS :: $24,000
SECURE THE HEARTLAND FUND :: $23,388
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HEALTH UNDERWRITERS :: $21,500
FRIENDS OF KENT CONRAD :: $21,060
LABORERS INTERNATIONAL UNION OF NORTH AMERICA / LIUNA :: $21,000
SCRUGGS, DICKEY :: $20,000
PAC FOR A CHANGE :: $20,000
AMERISOURCEBERGEN CORP :: $19,500
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS / IBT :: $19,000
NATIONAL AFL-CIO :: $18,000
SOUTHWEST LEADERSHIP FUND :: $17,500
BLUE HEN PAC :: $17,500
IMPACT PAC :: $17,000
HAUER, JOE :: $16,556
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES / AFGE :: $16,000
AMERICAN FAMILY LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY OF COLUMBUS / AFLAC :: $15,500
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS & AEROSPACE WORKERS / IAM :: $15,000
LIGNITE ENERGY COUNCIL :: $15,000
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE COUNTY & MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES / AFSCME :: $15,000
UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS & JOINERS / UBC :: $15,000
FIRST STATE PAC :: $15,000
FOLLOW THE NORTH STAR FUND :: $15,000
AMERICAN BANKERS ASSOCIATION :: $15,000
INTERNATIONAL UNION OF OPERATING ENGINEERS / IUOE :: $15,000
GREEN MOUNTAIN PAC :: $15,000
COMCAST :: $15,000
DASH PAC :: $15,000
BNSF RAILWAY :: $14,000
TCF FINANCIAL CORP :: $14,000
UNITED FOOD & COMMERCIAL WORKERS INTERNATIONAL UNION / UFCW :: $13,500
UNITED ASSOCIATION OF JOURNEYMEN & APPRENTICES OF THE PLUMBING & PIPE FITTING INDUSTRY OF THE UNITED STATES & CANADA / UA :: $13,000
NATIONAL AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS ASSOCIATION :: $12,650
PFIZER :: $12,500
NEW MILLENIUM :: $12,500
AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE :: $12,500
WELLS FARGO :: $12,500
PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS :: $12,000
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LETTER CARRIERS / NALC :: $11,500
AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION / APWU :: $11,500
CITIGROUP :: $11,500
DAK PAC :: $11,418
COUNCIL OF INSURANCE AGENTS & BROKERS :: $11,000
EXXON MOBIL :: $11,000
BROTHERHOOD OF LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS & TRAINMEN / BLET :: $11,000
PACIFIC LIFE INSURANCE :: $11,000
CREDIT UNION NATIONAL ASSOCIATION / CUNA :: $11,000
AHDOOT, SEPAS :: $10,800
MUNGER, PHILIP R :: $10,800
A NEW DIRECTION PAC :: $10,500
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO :: $10,500
INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY BANKERS OF AMERICA :: $10,500
INVESTMENT COMPANY INSTITUTE :: $10,500
INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PAINTERS & ALLIED TRADES / IUPAT :: $10,000
TO ORGANIZE A MAJORITY PAC :: $10,000
JAZZ PAC :: $10,000

Some of the top-occurring phrases in multiple bills & resolutions as lead-sponsor:

national post-traumatic
universities week
tribal colleges and universities
national tribal colleges and universities
colleges and universities week
service recognition week
service recognition
recognition week
public servants
during public service recognition week
campuses in states
week, public servants
stress disorder awareness month
stress awareness month
stress awareness day
stress awareness
qualifying foster child
public service recognition week provides
observe national tribal colleges
non-indian individuals
national post-traumatic stress disorder awareness
national post-traumatic stress awareness month
national post-traumatic stress awareness day
maintain homeland security
least mental health disorder
high-quality postsecondary educational opportunities
greatness and prosperity

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