Sen. James Sasser

Former Senator from Tennessee


Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
1977-1994 Senator Tennessee

See Also: Bioguide


Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Sasser sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

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

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1977 to Dec 1994, Sasser missed 329 of 7,285 roll call votes, which is 4.5%. This is worse than the median of 3.3% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1994. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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