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Rep. Clay Higgins

Representative for Louisiana’s 3rd District

pronounced klay // HI-ginz

Higgins is the representative for Louisiana’s 3rd congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2017. Higgins is next up for reelection in 2018.

Photo of Rep. Clay Higgins [R-LA3]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for Higgins.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Higgins is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Higgins has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Americans for Prosperity: 100% FreedomWorks: 70% NumbersUSA: 27% NIAC Action: D Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Committee Membership

Clay Higgins sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Higgins sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Immigration (24%) Armed Forces and National Security (24%) Education (18%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Energy (12%) Taxation (12%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Higgins’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 4667: Making further supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, for disaster assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and calendar year 2017 wildfires, ...
Dec 21, 2017. Passed 251/169.
Yea H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Jul 2018, Higgins missed 38 of 1,089 roll call votes, which is 3.5%. This is worse than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: