Rep. William Jefferson

Former Representative from Louisiana's 2nd District

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1991-2009 Representative,
Louisiana's 2nd District

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


Sponsorship Analysis

Jefferson was a rank-and-file Democrat according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Jefferson’s time serving in the House of Representatives. Jefferson’s bills had a total of 171 cosponsors in the 110th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Jefferson to other members of the House of Representatives in the 110th Congress on leadership and ideology.

This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See 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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