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Rep. John Cooksey

Former Representative from Louisiana’s 5th District, Republican

Cooksey, a Republican, was the representative for Louisiana's 5th congressional district from 1997 to 2002.

Photo of Rep. John Cooksey [R-LA5, 1997-2002]


Our unique analysis of the bills Cooksey 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 2002. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Cooksey is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Cooksey sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (19%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Commerce (12%) Taxation (12%) Health (10%) Labor and Employment (10%) Families (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Nov 2002, Cooksey missed 392 of 3,397 roll call votes, which is 11.5%. This is much worse than the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 2002. 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: