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Rep. Rodney Alexander

Former Representative for Louisiana’s 5th District

Alexander, a Republican, was the representative for Louisiana's 5th congressional district from 2003 to 2013.

Photo of Rep. Rodney Alexander [R-LA5, 2003-2013]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Alexander is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014 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 Alexander sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Alexander was the primary sponsor of 3 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

Alexander sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Taxation (17%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (17%) Emergency Management (13%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Labor and Employment (9%) Water Resources Development (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Alexander’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 152 (113th): Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013
Jan 15, 2013. Passed 241/180.
Aye H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
No H.R. 3521 (112th): Expedited Legislative Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 2012
Feb 8, 2012. Passed 254/173.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
Yea S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Yea H.Res. 989 (111th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should adopt national policies and ...
Jun 9, 2010. Failed 241/170.
Yea H.Res. 1184 (111th): Congratulating the 2009-2010 University of Maryland Men’s Basketball Team, Greivis Vasquez, and Coach Gary Williams on an ...
Mar 17, 2010. Passed 279/132.
Yea H.R. 3246 (110th): Regional Economic and Infrastructure Development Act of 2007
Oct 4, 2007. Passed 264/154.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2003 to Sep 2013, Alexander missed 278 of 8,062 roll call votes, which is 3.4%. This is worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 2013. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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