Holloway was the representative for Louisiana’s 8th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1987 to 1992.
Holloway is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 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 Holloway sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 9, 1992. See full analysis methodology.
Holloway was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 998 (102nd): To redesignate the Vacherie Post Office located at 2747 Highway 20 in Vacherie, Louisiana, as the “John Richard Haydel Post Office”.
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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 at least about half 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).
Holloway sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Holloway’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5817 (102nd): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that certain ...
- H.R. 5704 (102nd): To extend until January 1, 1996, the existing reduction of duty on ...
- H.R. 5463 (102nd): To extend until January 1, 1996, the existing suspension of duty on ...
- H.J.Res. 480 (102nd): Domestic Partnerships (District of Columbia) bill
- H.Res. 445 (102nd): To terminate funding for certain select committees of the House of Representatives.
- H.Res. 446 (102nd): To abolish certain select committees of the House of Representatives.
- H.R. 4917 (102nd): To suspend until January 1, 1995, the duty on trimethylhydroquinone.
From Jan 1987 to Oct 1992, Holloway missed 286 of 2,775 roll call votes, which is 10.3%. This is much worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. 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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills