Rep. Gillis Long (D)

Former Representative from Louisiana’s 8th District

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1973-1986 Representative Louisiana's 8th District
1963-1964 Representative Louisiana's 8th District
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Sponsorship Analysis

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

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

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Voting Record

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

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