Sen. James Eastland [D]

Former Senator from Mississippi

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1943-1978 Senator Mississippi
1941-1941 Senator Mississippi

Sponsorship Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Eastland is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Eastland sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (41%) Law (14%) Agriculture and Food (12%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%) Transportation and Public Works (6%) Immigration (5%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (3%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jun 1941 to Oct 1978, Eastland missed 2,088 of 10,002 roll call votes, which is 20.9%. This is much worse than the median of 12.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1978. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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