John Ensign

John Eric Ensign is an American veterinarian and former politician from Las Vegas, Nevada. A member of the Republican Party, Ensign was a Congressman and United States Senator from Nevada; he served in the latter seat from January 2001 until May 2011, when he resigned amid a Senate Ethics Committee investigation into his attempts to hide an extramarital affair. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
John Ensign has 490 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1994 Congressional News Conference as a Republican Representative for Nevada's 1st district. The year with the most videos was 2009 with 106 videos. Most appearances with Mitch McConnell (13), Jon Kyl (10), Harry Reid (9). Most common tags: Nevada, Federal Budget, Economic Policy.

Appearances by Title:


U.S. Senator, R-NV View Map January 5, 2001 - May 3, 2011 Videos: 399 U.S. Senate Candidate,
c. July 31, 2000 - c. November 7, 2000 Videos: 4 U.S. Representative, R-NV 1st View Map January 3, 1995 - January 3, 1999 Videos: 87 U.S. Representative Candidate,
c. January 1, 1994 - c. November 2, 1994 Videos: 0

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Historical Member of Congress Record

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Ideology data is based on DW-NOMINATE statistics developed by Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal. More information can be found at Voteview .

Historic election results compiled from data found on

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