Sen. James Sasser

Former Senator from Tennessee, Democrat

Sasser, a Democrat, was a senator from Tennessee from 1977 to 1994.


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 was a member of the Senate in 1994. 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

Issue Areas

Sasser sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (24%) Economics and Public Finance (22%) Health (14%) Taxation (12%) Environmental Protection (8%) Education (7%) Social Welfare (7%) Agriculture and Food (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1977 to Dec 1994, Sasser missed 342 of 7,289 roll call votes, which is 4.7%. This is on par with the median of 3.4% 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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