James Merrill Jeffords was a U.S. Senator from Vermont. Sworn into the Senate in 1989, he served as a Republican until 2001, when he left the party to become an independent and began caucusing with the Democrats. Wikipedia*
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James Jeffords has 664 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1983 Call-In as a Republican Representative. The year with the most videos was 2001 with 55 videos as a Republican Senator for Vermont. Most appearances with Ted Kennedy (14), Jeff Bingaman (8), Trent Lott (8). Most common tags: Senate, Education Policy, Federal Programs.