McCrery was the representative for Louisiana’s 4th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1997 to 2008.
He was previously the representative for Louisiana’s 5th congressional district as a Republican from 1993 to 1996; and the representative for Louisiana’s 4th congressional district as a Republican from 1987 to 1992.
McCrery is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2008 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 McCrery sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 10, 2008. See full analysis methodology.
McCrery was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3295 (110th): To amend the Public Health Service Act to modify the program for the sanctuary system for surplus chimpanzees by terminating the authority for the removal of chimpanzees ...
- H.R. 4440 (109th): Gulf Opportunity Zone Act of 2005
- H.R. 3768 (109th): Katrina Emergency Tax Relief Act of 2005
- H.R. 3672 (109th): TANF Emergency Response and Recovery Act of 2005
- H.R. 3758 (107th): For the relief of So Hyun Jun.
- H.R. 4318 (106th): Red River National Wildlife Refuge Act
- H.R. 2660 (104th): An Act to increase the amount authorized to be appropriated to the Department of the Interior for Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge, and for other purposes.
Does 7 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
McCrery sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (18%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (17%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Social Welfare (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Commerce (11%) Emergency Management (10%) Labor and Employment (10%)
Some of McCrery’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6891 (110th): To authorize the closure of a municipal airport in Pollock, Louisiana, and ...
- H.R. 4282 (110th): To extend the suspension of duty on 2-Acetylnicotinic acid.
- H.R. 4281 (110th): To extend the temporary suspension of duty on methyoxyacetic acid.
- H.Res. 752 (110th): Honoring the life and expressing condolences of the House of Representatives on ...
- H.R. 3295 (110th): To amend the Public Health Service Act to modify the program for ...
- H.R. 5798 (109th): To amend the Public Health Service Act to modify the program for ...
- H.R. 5400 (109th): Medicaid Emergency Psychiatric Care Act of 2006
From Apr 1988 to Dec 2008, McCrery missed 744 of 12,393 roll call votes, which is 6.0%. This is much worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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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
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills