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Rep. Thomas Huckaby

Former Representative for Louisiana’s 5th District

Huckaby was the representative for Louisiana’s 5th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1977 to 1992.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Huckaby is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 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 Huckaby sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Huckaby was the primary sponsor of 7 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 at least about half 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

Huckaby sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Agriculture and Food (40%) Environmental Protection (17%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Native Americans (10%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1977 to Oct 1992, Huckaby missed 832 of 8,199 roll call votes, which is 10.1%. This is much worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. 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: