Sen. Russell Long

Former Senator from Louisiana

Democrat

Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
1957-1986 Senator Louisiana
1948-1956 Senator Louisiana

See Also: Bioguide

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Long sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into their position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Long is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1949 to Oct 1986, Long missed 1,612 of 12,668 roll call votes, which is 12.7%. This is worse than the median of 5.7% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1986. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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