Rep. William Henson Moore
Former Representative for Louisiana’s 6th District
Moore was the representative for Louisiana’s 6th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1975 to 1986.
Moore is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1986 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Moore sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 1981 to Oct 18, 1986. See full analysis methodology.
Moore was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 5326 (96th): An act to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to convey certain Government-owned property in the Kisatchie National Forest to the State of Louisiana in exchange for certain …
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
Moore sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (19%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (19%) Social Welfare (19%) Health (11%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Labor and Employment (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Education (7%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Moore recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 5504 (99th): Soybean Production Program Improvement Act of 1986
- H.R. 5254 (99th): A bill to amend part C of the Balanced Budget and Emergency …
- H.R. 4667 (99th): A bill to amend title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 …
- H.R. 4662 (99th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to impose …
- H.R. 3575 (99th): A bill to amend chapter 51 of title 18, United States Code, …
- H.R. 3471 (99th): Superfund Revenue Reauthorization Act of 1985
- H.R. 3084 (99th): Medical Offer and Recovery Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1975 to Oct 1986, Moore missed 376 of 6,697 roll call votes, which is 5.6%. This is on par with the median of 6.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1986. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills