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Sen. John Breaux

Former Senator from Louisiana, Democrat

Breaux, a Democrat, was a senator from Louisiana from 1987 to 2004.

He was previously the representative for Louisiana's 7th congressional district (1971-1986).

Photo of Sen. John Breaux [D-LA, 1987-2004]


Our unique analysis of the bills Breaux sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2004. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Breaux is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Breaux was the primary sponsor of 32 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Breaux sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Commerce (18%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Taxation (13%) Law (12%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Transportation and Public Works (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1987 to Dec 2004, Breaux missed 122 of 6,222 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2004. 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: