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Sen. Mary Landrieu

Former Senator for Louisiana

Landrieu was a senator from Louisiana and was a Democrat. She served from 1997 to 2014.

Photo of Sen. Mary Landrieu [D-LA, 1997-2014]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Landrieu.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Landrieu is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2014 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 Landrieu sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 12, 2014. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Landrieu was the primary sponsor of 17 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 17 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Landrieu sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Commerce (38%) Education (12%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (12%) Families (11%) Taxation (9%) Health (8%) Energy (5%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Landrieu recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Landrieu voted Yea

Bill Passed 76/16 on Dec 16, 2014.

Landrieu voted Yea

Joint Resolution Passed 78/22 on Sep 18, 2014.

Landrieu voted Nay

Landrieu voted Nay

Bill Passed 73/26 on Mar 22, 2012.

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or JOBS Act, is a law intended to encourage funding of small businesses in the United States by easing …

Landrieu voted Yea

Motion Agreed to 81/19 on Dec 15, 2010.

The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010), also known …

Landrieu voted Yea

Landrieu voted Nay

Bill Passed 65/27 on Jun 21, 2007.

The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (Pub.L. 110-140 originally named the Clean Energy Act of 2007) is an Act of Congress concerning the …

Landrieu voted Yea

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Dec 2014, Landrieu missed 208 of 5,733 roll call votes, which is 3.6%. This is worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2014. 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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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: