Rep. Charles Boustany Jr.

Representative from Louisiana’s 3rd District, Republican

Boustany, a Republican, has been the representative for Louisiana's 3rd congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

He was previously the representative for Louisiana's 7th congressional district (2005-2012).


2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Boustany has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

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

Committee Membership

Charles Boustany Jr. sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Boustany sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (34%) Health (29%) Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Social Welfare (6%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (5%) Transportation and Public Works (3%) Immigration (3%) Government Operations and Politics (3%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2005 to Apr 2016, Boustany missed 167 of 8,437 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 7 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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