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Rep. Gillis Long

Former Representative from Louisiana’s 8th District, Democrat

Long, a Democrat, was the representative for Louisiana's 8th congressional district from 1973 to 1986.

He was previously the representative for Louisiana's 8th congressional district (1963-1964).

Photo of Rep. Gillis Long [D-LA8, 1973-1986]


Our unique analysis of the bills Long sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1986. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Long is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Long sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (21%) Economics and Public Finance (21%) Taxation (14%) Arts, Culture, Religion (14%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%) Government Operations and Politics (14%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1963 to Jan 1985, Long missed 527 of 7,122 roll call votes, which is 7.4%. This is on par with the median of 6.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 1985. 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: