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Sen. Jim Webb

Former Senator for Virginia

Webb was a senator from Virginia and was a Democrat. He served from 2007 to 2012.

Photo of Sen. Jim Webb [D-VA, 2007-2012]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Webb is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2013 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Webb sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 2, 2013. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Webb was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Webb sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (20%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (18%) Arts, Culture, Religion (15%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Taxation (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Webb voted Nay

Bill Passed 51/48 on Jul 25, 2012.

Webb voted Nay

Webb voted Nay

Bill Passed 73/26 on Mar 22, 2012.

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or JOBS Act, is a law intended to encourage funding of small businesses in the United States by easing ...

Webb voted Yea

Conference Report Agreed to 86/13 on Dec 15, 2011.

Webb voted Yea

Webb voted Yea

Motion Agreed to 81/19 on Dec 15, 2010.

The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010), also known ...

Webb voted Nay

Webb voted Yea

Missed Votes

From Jan 2007 to Jan 2013, Webb missed 37 of 1,839 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jan 2013. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: