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Rep. Otto Passman

Former Representative for Louisiana’s 5th District

Passman, a Democrat, was the representative for Louisiana's 5th congressional district from 1947 to 1976.

Enacted Legislation

Passman was the primary sponsor of 4 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

Passman sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (33%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (25%) Economics and Public Finance (25%) Government Operations and Politics (17%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1947 to Oct 1976, Passman missed 832 of 6,074 roll call votes, which is 13.7%. This is worse than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1976. 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: