Elections and Offices — Jan 3, 1985
Sen. Roger Jepsen [R-IA, 1979-1984] leaves office as Senator from Iowa.
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Former Senator from Iowa, Republican
Jepsen, a Republican, was a senator from Iowa from 1979 to 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)
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%) Economics and Public Finance (6%)
Some of Jepsen’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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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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