Rep. Bobby Jindal

Former Representative from Louisiana’s 1st District, Republican

Jindal, a Republican, was the representative for Louisiana's 1st congressional district from 2005 to 2008.

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Jindal 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 2008. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Jindal is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Jindal was the primary sponsor of 4 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

Jindal sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Emergency Management (25%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Commerce (11%) Taxation (9%) Law (9%) Water Resources Development (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Jindal’s Vote Vote Description
Not Voting H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
Not Voting H.R. 3246 (110th): Regional Economic and Infrastructure Development Act of 2007
Oct 4, 2007. Passed 264/154.
Not Voting H.R. 3087 (110th): A bill to require the Secretary of Defense to submit to Congress reports on the status of ...
Oct 2, 2007. Passed 377/46.
Not Voting H.R. 1908 (110th): Patent Reform Act of 2007
Sep 7, 2007. Passed 220/175.
Aye H.R. 2419 (110th): Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008
Jul 27, 2007. Passed 231/191.
The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub.L. 110–234, H.R. 2419, 122 Stat. 923, enacted May 22, 2008, also known as the 2008 U.S. Farm Bill) was a $288 billion, five-year agricultural policy bill that was passed into law by the United States Congress ...
Nay H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.
Nay H.R. 2284 (110th): To amend the Small Business Act to expand and improve the assistance provided by Small Business Development ...
Jun 20, 2007. Passed 351/73.
Aye H.R. 1361 (110th): RECOVER Act
Apr 18, 2007. Passed 267/158.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2005 to Dec 2007, Jindal missed 427 of 2,400 roll call votes, which is 17.8%. This is much worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2007. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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