Boggs, a Democrat, was the representative for Louisiana's 2nd congressional district from 1973 to 1990.
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.
Boggs was the primary sponsor of 13 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 999 (101st): To amend the Act of October 15, 1966 (80 Stat. 915), as amended, establishing a program for the preservation of additional historic property throughout the Nation, and ...
- H.R. 2203 (100th): A bill to increase the amount authorized to be appropriated with respect to the Sewall-Belmont House National Historic Site.
- H.R. 2566 (100th): A bill to amend the National Parks and Recreation Act of 1978, as amended, to extend the term of the Delta Region Preservation Commission, and for other ...
- H.R. 3559 (99th): A bill to amend the Act establishing a Commission on the Bicentennial of the Constitution of the United States to clarify the status of employees of the ...
- H.J.Res. 385 (99th): A joint resolution to designate the rose as the national floral emblem.
- H.R. 6409 (97th): A bill to provide for the participation of the United States in the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, and for other ...
- H.R. 6033 (97th): A bill relating to the preservation of the historic Congressional Cemetery in the District of Columbia for the inspiration and benefit of the people of the United ...
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 about one third or more 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).
Boggs sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Boggs’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5650 (101st): To authorize and direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a ...
- H.R. 5466 (101st): To establish an Advisory Committee on the Records of the Congress and ...
- H.Con.Res. 338 (101st): Authorizing the printing of the proceedings of the bicentennial research conference entitled ...
- H.R. 3031 (101st): Outer Continental Shelf Conservation Cooperation Act of 1989
- H.Con.Res. 169 (101st): Authorizing the printing of the book entitled “Origins of the House of ...
- H.Con.Res. 170 (101st): Authorizing the printing of the book entitled “Black Americans in Congress”.
- H.Con.Res. 167 (101st): Authorizing the printing of the book entitled “Women in Congress”.
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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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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills