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Rep. James “Jim” Nussle

Former Representative from Iowa’s 1st District, Republican

Nussle, a Republican, was the representative for Iowa's 1st congressional district from 2003 to 2006.

He was previously the representative for Iowa's 2nd congressional district (1991-2002).

Photo of Rep. James “Jim” Nussle [R-IA1, 2003-2006]


Our unique analysis of the bills Nussle sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2006. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Nussle is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Nussle was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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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

Nussle sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Commerce (19%) Taxation (17%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Agriculture and Food (11%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1991 to Dec 2006, Nussle missed 283 of 9,226 roll call votes, which is 3.1%. This is on par with 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

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