Rep. William Jefferson

Former Representative from Louisiana’s 2nd District


Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
1991-2008 Representative Louisiana's 2nd District

See Also: Jefferson's Official Website | OpenSecrets | Bioguide


Sponsorship Analysis

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

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

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1991 to Dec 2008, Jefferson missed 1,199 of 11,102 roll call votes, which is 10.8%. This is worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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