Sen. James “Jim” Jeffords

Former Senator from Vermont


Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
1989-2006 Senator Vermont
1975-1988 Representative Vermont's At-Large District

See Also: Jeffords's Official Website | OpenSecrets | Bioguide


Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Jeffords 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). Jeffords is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1989 to Dec 2006, Jeffords missed 246 of 6,068 roll call votes, which is 4.1%. This is worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2006. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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