Rep. James “Jim” McCrery III

Former Representative from Louisiana’s 4th District, Republican

McCrery, a Republican, was the representative for Louisiana's 4th congressional district from 1997 to 2008.

He was previously the representative for Louisiana's 5th congressional district (1993-1996); and the representative for Louisiana's 4th congressional district (1987-1992).

Photo of Rep. James “Jim” McCrery [R-LA4, 1997-2008]

Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills McCrery 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 2008. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). McCrery is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

McCrery was the primary sponsor of 7 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

McCrery sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (18%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (17%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Commerce (11%) Social Welfare (11%) Emergency Management (10%) Labor and Employment (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

McCrery’s Vote Vote Description
Aye H.R. 7321 (110th): Auto Industry Financing and Restructuring Act
Dec 10, 2008. Passed 237/170.
Yea H.Res. 1525 (110th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 1424) to amend section 712 of ...
Oct 3, 2008. Passed 223/205.
Yea H.R. 6707 (110th): Taking Responsible Action for Community Safety Act
Sep 27, 2008. Failed 243/175.
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

Missed Votes

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.

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Primary Sources

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