Sen. Russell Long

Former Senator from Louisiana, Democrat

Long, a Democrat, was a senator from Louisiana from 1948 to 1986.

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Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1986. 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)

Enacted Legislation

Long was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Long sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (35%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (30%) Labor and Employment (15%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1949 to Oct 1986, Long missed 1,905 of 12,688 roll call votes, which is 15.0%. This is much worse than the median of 6.0% 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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