Rep. James “Jim” Leach

Former Representative from Iowa's 2nd District

Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
2003-2006 Representative Iowa's 2nd District
1977-2002 Representative Iowa's 1st District

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


Sponsorship Analysis

Leach was a centrist Republican according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Leach’s time serving in the House of Representatives. Leach’s bills had a total of 277 cosponsors in the 109th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Leach to other members of the House of Representatives 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 Leach’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1977 to Dec 2006, Leach missed 618 of 16,473 roll call votes, which is 3.8%. This is worse than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2006. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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