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Rep. James Jones

Former Representative for Oklahoma’s 1st District

Jones, a Democrat, was the representative for Oklahoma's 1st congressional district from 1973 to 1986.

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Jones is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1986 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Jones sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Jones was the primary sponsor of 14 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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 about one third or more 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

Jones sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Economics and Public Finance (27%) Taxation (17%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Social Welfare (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Labor and Employment (10%) Families (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1973 to Oct 1986, Jones missed 535 of 7,775 roll call votes, which is 6.9%. This is on par with the median of 6.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1986. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: