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Sen. Roger Jepsen

Former Senator from Iowa, Republican

Jepsen, a Republican, was a senator from Iowa from 1979 to 1984.

Photo of Sen. Roger Jepsen [R-IA, 1979-1984]


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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1984. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Jepsen is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Jepsen was the primary sponsor of 6 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

Jepsen sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (26%) Social Welfare (14%) Agriculture and Food (14%) Education (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%) Environmental Protection (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Feb 1979 to Oct 1984, Jepsen missed 160 of 2,680 roll call votes, which is 6.0%. This is on par with the median of 6.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1984. 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: