John was the representative for Louisiana’s 7th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1997 to 2004.
John is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2004 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 John sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1999 to Dec 7, 2004. See full analysis methodology.
John sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (25%) Economics and Public Finance (21%) Law (16%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Agriculture and Food (8%) Health (8%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (6%)
Recently Introduced Bills
John recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 4959 (108th): Hunting Heritage and Fishing Preservation Act of 2004
- H.R. 4958 (108th): Energy Independence for a Strong America Act of 2004
- H.R. 4957 (108th): Keeping Our Education Promise to America’s Children Act of 2004
- H.Res. 718 (108th): Providing that the trade authorities procedures under the Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority …
- H.R. 4833 (108th): Rural Education Equity Act of 2004
- H.R. 4819 (108th): Essential Waterways Operations and Maintenance Act of 2004
- H.R. 4790 (108th): Drug Importation Promotion and Safety Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1997 to Dec 2004, John missed 342 of 4,618 roll call votes, which is 7.4%. This is much worse than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2004. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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