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Rep. Corinne “Lindy” Boggs

Former Representative for Louisiana’s 2nd District

Boggs was the representative for Louisiana’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. She served from 1973 to 1990.

Photo of Rep. Corinne “Lindy” Boggs [D-LA2, 1973-1990]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Boggs is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1990 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 Boggs sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Boggs was the primary sponsor of 13 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Boggs sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (36%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (27%) Economics and Public Finance (18%) Taxation (18%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1973 to Oct 1990, Boggs missed 1,148 of 9,584 roll call votes, which is 12.0%. This is much worse than the median of 4.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1990. 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: