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Sen. James Broyhill

Former Senator for North Carolina

Broyhill was a senator from North Carolina and was a Republican. He served from 1986 to 1986.

He was previously the representative for North Carolina’s 10th congressional district as a Republican from 1969 to 1986; and the representative for North Carolina’s 9th congressional district as a Republican from 1963 to 1968.

Photo of Sen. James Broyhill [R-NC, 1986-1986]

Enacted Legislation

Broyhill was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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Does 2 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Broyhill sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Energy (22%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (22%) Environmental Protection (14%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%) Transportation and Public Works (6%) Labor and Employment (4%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Broyhill recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jul 1986 to Oct 1986, Broyhill missed 15 of 199 roll call votes, which is 7.5%. This is on par with the median of 6.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1986. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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