Cassidy is the senior senator from Louisiana and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 6, 2015. Cassidy is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021 unless re-elected.
He was previously the representative for Louisiana’s 6th congressional district as a Republican from 2009 to 2014.
Read our 2019 Report Card for Cassidy.
Cassidy is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Cassidy has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Aug 11, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Bill Cassidy sits on the following committees:
Cassidy was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 863: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the grade and pay of podiatrists of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
- S. 3444 (115th): A bill to designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Lake Charles, Louisiana, as the “Douglas Fournet Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic”.
- S. 2652 (115th): Stephen Michael Gleason Congressional Gold Medal Act
- S. 1142: J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Hydropower Extension Act of 2018
- S. 2912: Opioid Addiction Treatment Programs Enhancement Act
- S. 2875: COMBAT Act of 2018
- S. 188: EGO Act
Does 11 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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 at least about half 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).
Cassidy sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (36%) Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Energy (12%) Taxation (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Education (7%) Government Operations and Politics (6%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (5%)
Some of Cassidy’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 4458: A bill to grant the authority for States to enter into interstate compacts ...
- S.Res. 666: A resolution honoring the faithful and unwavering service of Civil Air Transport and ...
- S. 4381: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide supplementary ...
- S. 4348: A bill to provide for the conduct of a GAO study and report ...
- S. 3988: Enhancing Preparedness through Telehealth Act
- S. 3816: Strategic Petroleum Reserve Reform Act
- S. 3789: A bill to make a clarifying amendment to the CARES Act.
From Jan 2015 to Aug 2020, Cassidy missed 56 of 1,686 roll call votes, which is 3.3%. This is worse than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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