Representative Steven Horsford


photo of Representative Steven Horsford
Party:Democratic
State:Nevada (District 4)
Joined the House:2013
Left the House:Incumbent (term ends 2021)
Birth Date:April 29, 1973
Phone:202-225-9894
Contact:Web form
URL:Official site
Fundraising History:Open Secrets
Election History:Ballotpedia
Biography:Wikipedia


Summary of voting record: Representative Horsford opposes big business, taxing businesses, hawkish foreign policy, taxing the middle class and supports disaster relief, environmental protection, financial sector regulation, public health, humane immigration policy, labor rights and wages, lgbt rights, avoiding default, racial equality, countering russian interference, higher spending, women's rights.
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Voting Record: Steven Horsford


Favors
the middle class
80% of the time
 
 
Economics scale
 
Favors
the wealthy
20% of the time


 
Favors
broad civil rights
100% of the time
 
 
Social Policy scale
 
Favors
narrow civil rights
0% of the time


 

Specific Policy Areas


supports
Avoiding Default
100% of the time
 
Avoiding Default scale
Title: Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Further Health Extenders Act of 2019 (2019 roll call h631)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2019-11-19 Weight: 1
Scoring explanation: Continuing resolution to fund the government

supports
LGBT Rights
100% of the time
 
LGBT Rights scale
Title: Amendment to VAWA to remove protections for Native Americans and LGBT individuals (2013 roll call h54)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2013-02-28 Weight: 7

Title: Equality Act (2019 roll call h217)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2019-05-17 Weight: 10
Scoring explanation: Broad bill to prohibit discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

supports
Racial Equality
100% of the time
 
Racial Equality scale
Title: Amendment to VAWA to remove protections for Native Americans and LGBT individuals (2013 roll call h54)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2013-02-28 Weight: 7

Title: FAIR Act (2019 roll call h540)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2019-09-20 Weight: 4

Title: Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act of 2019 (2019 roll call h597)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2019-10-30 Weight: 1
Scoring explanation: Bill to protect the Chaco Cultural Heritage Area from commercial exploitation.

Title: Improving Corporate Governance Through Diversity Act of 2019 (2019 roll call h630)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2019-11-19 Weight: 3
Scoring explanation: Bill to require corporations to disclose the racial and gender composition of their boards.

supports
Countering Russian Interference
100% of the time
 
Countering Russian Interference scale
Title: SHIELD Act (2019 roll call h583)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2019-10-23 Weight: 10
Scoring explanation: Bill to counter foreign election interference.

supports
Women's Rights
100% of the time
 
Women's Rights scale
Title: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (2013 roll call h55)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2013-02-28 Weight: 10

Title: Equality Act (2019 roll call h217)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2019-05-17 Weight: 10
Scoring explanation: Broad bill to prohibit discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Title: FAIR Act (2019 roll call h540)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2019-09-20 Weight: 4

supports
Labor Rights and Wages
100% of the time
 
Labor Rights and Wages scale
Title: Raise the Wage Act (2019 roll call h496)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2019-07-18 Weight: 10
Scoring explanation: Bill to increase the federal minimum wage.

Title: Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act (2019 roll call h505)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2019-07-24 Weight: 5
Scoring explanation: Bill to provide loans to multi-employer pension funds facing bankruptcy.

supports
Humane Immigration Policy
100% of the time
 
Humane Immigration Policy scale
Title: Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 (2019 roll call h437)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2019-07-10 Weight: 2
Scoring explanation: Bill to increase caps for certain high-skill visa categories.

Title: Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in Customs and Border Protection Custody Act (2019 roll call h507)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2019-07-24 Weight: 10
Scoring explanation: Bill to establish minimum treatment standards for detained immigrants.

Title: Homeland Security Improvement Act (2019 roll call h546)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2019-09-25 Weight: 3
Scoring explanation: Bill to establish an ombudsman in DHS to address mistreatment of detained immigrants.

Title: U.S. Border Patrol Medical Screening Standards Act (2019 roll call h552)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2019-09-26 Weight: 2
Scoring explanation: Bill to establish standard for medical care of detained immigrants.

supports
Disaster Relief
100% of the time
 
Disaster Relief scale
Title: Amendment to increase relief funding following Hurricane Sandy (2013 roll call h22)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2013-01-15 Weight: 6

Title: Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013 (2013 roll call h23)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2013-01-15 Weight: 10

Title: Amendment to the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 (2013 roll call h7)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage-suspension Date: 2013-01-04 Weight: 7
Scoring explanation: Establishing additional funding for flood relief

supports
Environmental Protection
100% of the time
 
Environmental Protection scale
Title: Amendment to remove funding for Regional Ocean Partnership grants (2013 roll call h16)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2013-01-15 Weight: 1

Title: Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act (2019 roll call h530)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2019-09-12 Weight: 4
Scoring explanation: Bill prohibiting drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Title: Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act of 2019 (2019 roll call h597)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2019-10-30 Weight: 1
Scoring explanation: Bill to protect the Chaco Cultural Heritage Area from commercial exploitation, including oil and gas production and mining.

Title: Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act (2019 roll call h602)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2019-10-30 Weight: 2
Scoring explanation: Bill to protect the Grand Canyon from commercial exploitation, including mining.

supports
Financial Sector Regulation
100% of the time
 
Financial Sector Regulation scale
Title: Corporate Transparency Act of 2019 (2019 roll call h577)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2019-10-22 Weight: 2
Scoring explanation: Bill to require shell corporations to reveal their beneficial owner.

supports
Public Health
100% of the time
 
Public Health scale
Title: Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013 (2013 roll call h24)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage-suspension Date: 2013-01-22 Weight: 2

Title: National Pediatric Research Network Act of 2013 (2013 roll call h31)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage-suspension Date: 2013-02-04 Weight: 1

Title: Children's Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2013 (2013 roll call h32)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage-suspension Date: 2013-02-04 Weight: 1

Title: Poison Center Network Act (2014 roll call h3)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage-suspension Date: 2014-01-08 Weight: 1

supports
Higher Spending
75% of the time
 
Higher Spending scale
Title: Amendment to increase relief funding following Hurricane Sandy (2013 roll call h22)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2013-01-15 Weight: 1

Title: Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013 (2013 roll call h23)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2013-01-15 Weight: 1

Title: Amendment to the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 (2013 roll call h7)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage-suspension Date: 2013-01-04 Weight: 1
Scoring explanation: Establishing additional funding for flood relief

Title: Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act (2019 roll call h505)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2019-07-24 Weight: 3
Scoring explanation: Bill to provide loans to multi-employer pension funds facing bankruptcy.

Title: Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 (2019 roll call h511)
Vote: Aye (decreases score) Type: passage Date: 2019-07-25 Weight: 2
Scoring explanation: Budget bill that included significant limits on certain discretionary spending.

supports
Taxing Businesses
0% of the time
 
Taxing Businesses scale
Title: America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2014 (2014 roll call h309)
Vote: Aye (decreases score) Type: passage Date: 2014-06-12 Weight: 8

Title: S Corporation Permanent Tax Relief Act of 2014 (2014 roll call h311)
Vote: Aye (decreases score) Type: passage Date: 2014-06-12 Weight: 8

supports
Hawkish Foreign Policy
0% of the time
 
Hawkish Foreign Policy scale
Title: Requiring DOD to preserve current active ICBM silos in warm status (2013 roll call h223)
Vote: Nay (decreases score) Type: amendment Date: 2013-06-13 Weight: 2

supports
Big Business
0% of the time
 
Big Business scale
Title: FAIR Act (2019 roll call h540)
Vote: Aye (decreases score) Type: passage Date: 2019-09-20 Weight: 1
Scoring explanation: Bill prohibiting mandatory arbitration clauses in employment agreements being applied to civil rights offenses by employers.

supports
Taxing the Middle Class
0% of the time
 
Taxing the Middle Class scale
Title: Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act of 2013 (2013 roll call h105)
Vote: Nay (decreases score) Type: passage-suspension Date: 2013-04-15 Weight: 2

Title: Child Tax Credit Improvement Act of 2014 (2014 roll call h451)
Vote: Nay (decreases score) Type: passage Date: 2014-07-25 Weight: 10
Scoring explanation: This bill would have eliminated or reduced the child tax credit for 11 million families while increasing the credit for families making between $100,000 and $150,000. While arguably both groups are middle class, the impact of denying 11 million lower-income middle class families the credit is not offset by the benefit the bill would have afforded to higher-income middle class families.



Updated: November 28, 2019Methodology


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