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Rep. Robert Livingston Jr.

Former Representative for Louisiana’s 1st District

Livingston, a Republican, was the representative for Louisiana's 1st congressional district from 1977 to 1999.

Photo of Rep. Robert Livingston [R-LA1, 1977-1999]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Livingston is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1998 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 Livingston sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Livingston was the primary sponsor of 35 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

Livingston sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (17%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%) Law (12%) Finance and Financial Sector (12%) Commerce (11%) Labor and Employment (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Sep 1977 to Feb 1999, Livingston missed 916 of 11,394 roll call votes, which is 8.0%. This is much worse than the median of 3.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Feb 1999. 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: