Rep. Charles Melancon

Former Representative from Louisiana’s 3rd District, Democrat

Melancon, a Democrat, was the representative for Louisiana's 3rd congressional district from 2005 to 2010.

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Melancon 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 2010. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Melancon is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Melancon was the primary sponsor of 2 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

Melancon sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Emergency Management (24%) Economics and Public Finance (18%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Energy (8%) Social Welfare (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Education (8%) Water Resources Development (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Melancon’s Vote Vote Description
Yea S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Nay H.Con.Res. 172 (111th): Providing for an adjournment or recess of the two Houses.
Jul 30, 2009. Passed 231/191.
Yea H.R. 31 (111th): Lumbee Recognition Act
Jun 3, 2009. Passed 240/179.
Nay H.Res. 1525 (110th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 1424) to amend section 712 of ...
Oct 3, 2008. Passed 223/205.
Nay H.R. 6604 (110th): Commodity Markets Transparency and Accountability Act of 2008
Jul 30, 2008. Failed 276/151.
Nay H.Res. 1031 (110th): Providing for the adoption of the resolution (H. Res. 895) establishing within the House of Representatives an ...
Mar 11, 2008. Passed 229/182.
Aye 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.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2005 to Dec 2010, Melancon missed 285 of 4,745 roll call votes, which is 6.0%. This is much worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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