Sen. Bill Cassidy

Senator from Louisiana, Republican

Cassidy, a Republican, has been the junior senator from Louisiana 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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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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Cassidy for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Bill Cassidy sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Cassidy sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (41%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (16%) Taxation (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Government Operations and Politics (5%) Energy (5%) Finance and Financial Sector (4%)

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. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed.
Nay H.R. 636: Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016
Jul 13, 2016. Motion Agreed to.
Yea S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea On the Nomination PN1152: John B. King, of New York, to be Secretary of Education
Mar 14, 2016. Nomination Confirmed.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Sep 2016, Cassidy missed 6 of 490 roll call votes, which is 1.2%. This is on par with the median of 1.7% 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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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: