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Rep. James Hayes

Former Representative for Louisiana’s 7th District

Hayes was the representative for Louisiana’s 7th congressional district and was most recently a Republican (1995-1996) and previously a Democrat (1987-1995). He served from 1987 to 1996.

Photo of Rep. James Hayes [R-LA7, 1987-1996]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Hayes is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1996 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 Hayes sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Hayes was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hayes sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (17%) Taxation (13%) Finance and Financial Sector (13%) Labor and Employment (12%) Law (12%) Commerce (12%) Energy (12%) Economics and Public Finance (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1987 to Sep 1996, Hayes missed 638 of 5,237 roll call votes, which is 12.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. 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: