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Rep. Catherine Long

Former Representative for Louisiana’s 8th District

Long was the representative for Louisiana’s 8th congressional district and was a Democrat. She served from 1985 to 1986.

Photo of Rep. Catherine Long [D-LA8, 1985-1986]

Enacted Legislation

Long was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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Does 1 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).

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Apr 1985 to Oct 1986, Long missed 112 of 843 roll call votes, which is 13.3%. This is much worse than the median of 6.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1986. 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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Primary Sources

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