Sen. Jesse Helms

Former Senator from North Carolina

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1973-2002 Senator,
North Carolina

See Also: Bioguide

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Sponsorship Analysis

Helms was a far-right Republican according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Helms’s time serving in the Senate. Helms’s bills had a total of 89 cosponsors in the 107th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Helms to other members of the Senate in the 107th 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 Helms’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1973 to Nov 2002, Helms missed 806 of 12,515 roll call votes, which is 6.4%. This is worse than the median of 1.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Nov 2002. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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