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Rep. Speedy Long

Former Representative for Louisiana’s 8th District

Long was the representative for Louisiana’s 8th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1965 to 1972.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1965 to Oct 1972, Long missed 814 of 1,964 roll call votes, which is 41.4%. This is much worse than the median of 10.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1972. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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