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Rep. Charles Melancon

Former Representative for Louisiana’s 3rd District

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

Photo of Rep. Charles Melancon [D-LA3, 2005-2010]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Melancon is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Melancon sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

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

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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 about one third or more 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

Issue Areas

Melancon sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

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