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

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Sponsorship Analysis

Jeffords was a left-leaning Independent according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Jeffords’s time serving in the Senate. Jeffords’s bills had a total of 111 cosponsors in the 109th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Jeffords to other members of the Senate in the 109th 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 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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