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Rep. James Hayes

Former Representative from Louisiana’s 7th District, Republican

Hayes, a Republican, was the representative for Louisiana's 7th congressional district from 1987 to 1996.

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


Our unique analysis of the bills Hayes 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 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hayes is shown as a purple triangle. (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 about one third or more 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%) Law (12%) Commerce (12%) Energy (12%) Labor and Employment (12%) Environmental Protection (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: