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.



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)

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

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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