Sen. James “Jim” Talent

Former Senator from Missouri

Elected Positions

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

See Also: Talent's Official Website | OpenSecrets | Bioguide


Sponsorship Analysis

Talent was a rank-and-file Republican according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Talent’s time serving in the Senate. Talent’s bills had a total of 217 cosponsors in the 109th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Talent to other members of the Senate in the 109th Congress on leadership and ideology.

This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

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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