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Rep. William “Billy” Tauzin

Former Representative from Louisiana’s 3rd District, Republican

Tauzin, a Republican, was the representative for Louisiana's 3rd congressional district from 1979 to 2004.

Photo of Rep. William “Billy” Tauzin [R-LA3, 1979-2004]


Our unique analysis of the bills Tauzin 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 2004. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Tauzin is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Tauzin was the primary sponsor of 21 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Tauzin sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (17%) Commerce (14%) Law (13%) Science, Technology, Communications (13%) Health (12%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Social Welfare (10%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From May 1980 to Dec 2004, Tauzin missed 1,191 of 12,839 roll call votes, which is 9.3%. This is much worse than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2004. 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: