Sen. Jim Webb

Former Senator from Virginia, Democrat

Webb, a Democrat, was a senator from Virginia from 2007 to 2012.

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

Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Webb is shown as a purple triangle. (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 about one third or more 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’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 3606 (112th): Jumpstart Our Business Startups
Mar 22, 2012. Bill Passed 73/26.
Yea H.R. 1540 (112th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Dec 15, 2011. Conference Report Agreed to 86/13.
Nay S.Res. 10 (112th): A resolution to improve the debate and consideration of legislative matters and nominations in the Senate.
Jan 27, 2011. Resolution Rejected 44/51.
Yea H.R. 4853 (111th): Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
Dec 15, 2010. Motion Agreed to 81/19.
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 as the 2010 Tax Relief Act, was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010, and signed into ...
Nay On the Nomination PN323: Cass R. Sunstein, of Massachusetts, to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget
Sep 10, 2009. Nomination Confirmed 57/40.
Yea H.R. 2419 (110th): Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008
Dec 14, 2007. Bill Passed 79/14.
The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub.L. 110–234, H.R. 2419, 122 Stat. 923, enacted May 22, 2008, also known as the 2008 U.S. Farm Bill) was a $288 billion, five-year agricultural policy bill that was passed into law by the United States Congress ...
Nay On the Nomination PN599: Lt. Gen. Douglas E. Lute, in the Army, to be Lieutenant General
Jun 28, 2007. Nomination Confirmed 94/4.
Yea On the Nomination PN177: Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., in the Army, to be General
Feb 8, 2007. Nomination Confirmed 83/14.

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

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