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Rep. Thomas Huckaby

Former Representative from Louisiana’s 5th District, Democrat

Huckaby, a Democrat, was the representative for Louisiana's 5th congressional district from 1977 to 1992.


Our unique analysis of the bills Huckaby sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Huckaby is shown as a purple triangle. (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 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

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: