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Sen. John Breaux

Former Senator for Louisiana

Breaux was a senator from Louisiana and was a Democrat. He served from 1987 to 2004.

He was previously the representative for Louisiana’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1971 to 1986.

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

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Breaux is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2004 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 Breaux sponsored and cosponsored. See full 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 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

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: