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

Javits was a centrist Republican leader according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Javits’s time serving in the Senate. Javits’s bills had a total of 304 cosponsors in the 96th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Javits to other members of the Senate in the 96th Congress on leadership and ideology.

This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See 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 1,040 of 8,817 roll call votes, which is 11.8%. 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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