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Rep. Anh “Joseph” Cao

Former Representative from Louisiana’s 2nd District, Republican

Cao, a Republican, was the representative for Louisiana's 2nd congressional district from 2009 to 2010.

Photo of Rep. Anh “Joseph” Cao [R-LA2, 2009-2010]


Our unique analysis of the bills Cao sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Cao is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Cao 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

Cao sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Emergency Management (38%) International Affairs (13%) Immigration (13%) Health (13%) Taxation (13%) Science, Technology, Communications (13%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Cao’s Vote Vote Description
Yea S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Aye H.R. 5136 (111th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011
May 28, 2010. Passed 229/186.
Yea H.Con.Res. 172 (111th): Providing for an adjournment or recess of the two Houses.
Jul 30, 2009. Passed 231/191.
Nay H.R. 31 (111th): Lumbee Recognition Act
Jun 3, 2009. Passed 240/179.
Yea H.R. 1575 (111th): End Government Reimbursement of Excessive Executive Disbursements (End GREED) Act
Apr 1, 2009. Failed 223/196.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2009 to Dec 2010, Cao missed 106 of 1,655 roll call votes, which is 6.4%. This is much worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. 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: