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Rep. Charles “Buddy” Roemer

Former Representative for Louisiana’s 4th District

Roemer was the representative for Louisiana’s 4th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1981 to 1988.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Roemer is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1988 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Roemer sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1983 to Oct 22, 1988. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Roemer sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (38%) Taxation (25%) International Affairs (19%) Finance and Financial Sector (19%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Roemer recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1981 to Mar 1988, Roemer missed 418 of 3,123 roll call votes, which is 13.4%. This is much worse than the median of 5.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1988. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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