Sen. Jacob Javits

Former Senator from New York


Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
1957-1980 Senator New York
1953-1954 Representative New York's 21st District
1947-1952 Representative New York's 21st District

See Also: Bioguide


Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Javits sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Javits is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Some of Javits’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Feb 1957 to Dec 1980, Javits missed 1,043 of 9,045 roll call votes, which is 11.5%. This is worse than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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