Hébert was the representative for Louisiana’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1941 to 1976.
Hébert is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1976 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 Hébert sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Hébert was the primary sponsor of 15 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 13615 (94th): An Act to amend the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement Act of 1964 for Certain Employees, as amended, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 10434 (94th): A bill for the relief of Doctor Carlos Montenegro-Gorbitz, his wife, Maria Elena Olguin de Gorbitz, and their son, Carlos Gorbitz-Olguin.
- H.R. 14401 (93rd): A bill to authorize military band recordings in support of the American Revolution Bicentennial.
- H.R. 14349 (93rd): An Act to amend section 3031 of title 10, United States Code, to increase the number of authorized Deputy Chiefs of Staff for the Army Staff.
- H.R. 15148 (93rd): A bill to extend the time limit for the award of certain military decorations.
- H.R. 14402 (93rd): An Act to amend section 8202(a) for title 10, United States Code, to extend for two years the period during which the authorized number for the grades ...
- H.R. 14592 (93rd): An Act to authorize appropriations during the fiscal year 1975 for procurement of aircraft, missiles, naval vessels, tracked combat vehicles, torpedoes, and other weapons, and research, development, ...
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).
Hébert sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Hébert’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 15597 (94th): A bill to amend title 10 of the United States Code to ...
- H.R. 13615 (94th): An Act to amend the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement Act of 1964 ...
- H.R. 13560 (94th): Consumer Communications Reform Act
- H.R. 10434 (94th): A bill for the relief of Doctor Carlos Montenegro-Gorbitz, his wife, Maria ...
- H.R. 7607 (94th): A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize per ...
- H.R. 6510 (94th): A bill for the relief of Seymour Joseph Gonzales, Jr.
- H.R. 5919 (94th): A bill to fully explore, fully develop, and produce the naval petroleum ...
From Jan 1941 to Oct 1976, Hébert missed 2,700 of 6,612 roll call votes, which is 40.8%. This is much worse than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1976. 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
- 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