Sen. Bill Cassidy

Senator from Louisiana, Republican

Cassidy, a Republican, is the senior senator from Louisiana and has served since Jan 6, 2015 (next election in 2020).

He was previously the representative for Louisiana's 6th congressional district (2009-2014).

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Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Cassidy.

Sponsorship Analysis

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

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

Committee Membership

Bill Cassidy sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Cassidy was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Cassidy sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (38%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (14%) Taxation (14%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Energy (6%) Government Operations and Politics (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Cassidy’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Nay H.R. 6190 (112th): Asthma Inhalers Relief Act of 2012
Dec 12, 2012. Failed 229/182.
Nay H.R. 3857 (112th): Public Transit Security and Local Law Enforcement Support Act
Sep 12, 2012. Passed 355/62.
Aye H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
Nay H.R. 5325 (112th): Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013
Jun 6, 2012. Passed 255/165.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
Yea H.Res. 989 (111th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should adopt national policies and ...
Jun 9, 2010. Failed 241/170.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Mar 2017, Cassidy missed 7 of 598 roll call votes, which is 1.2%. This is on par with the median of 1.3% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 2 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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