Long is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1986 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 Long sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 1981 to Oct 18, 1986. See full analysis methodology.
Long sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (21%) Economics and Public Finance (21%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Taxation (14%) Arts, Culture, Religion (14%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Long recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.Res. 588 (98th): A resolution providing for the consideration of the joint resolution (H. J. …
- H.Res. 582 (98th): A resolution electing Representative MacKay of Florida to the Committee on Foreign …
- H.Res. 576 (98th): A resolution designating the chairmen of two standing committees of the House.
- H.Res. 572 (98th): A resolution waiving certain points of order against consideration of the conference …
- H.Res. 563 (98th): A resolution providing for the consideration of the bill (S. 2436) to …
- H.Res. 557 (98th): A resolution waiving certain points of order against consideration of the bill …
- H.R. 5924 (98th): Cultural Property Repose Act of 1984
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
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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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills