Sen. James “Jim” Talent [R]

Former Senator from Missouri

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
2002-2006 Senator Missouri
1993-2000 Representative Missouri's 2nd District

Sponsorship Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate 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). Talent is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Talent sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (28%) Environmental Protection (14%) Agriculture and Food (14%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) Commerce (7%) Transportation and Public Works (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2003 to Dec 2006, Talent missed 11 of 1,320 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2006. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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