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Rep. James “Jim” Nussle

Former Representative for Iowa’s 1st District

Nussle was the representative for Iowa’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2003 to 2006.

He was previously the representative for Iowa’s 2nd congressional district as a Republican from 1991 to 2002.

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

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Nussle is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2006 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 Nussle sponsored and cosponsored. See full 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 at least about half 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%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Agriculture and Food (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: