Read our 2016 Report Card for Boustany.
Boustany is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2016 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Boustany sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Boustany was the primary sponsor of 5 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).
Boustany sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (37%)Health (31%)Armed Forces and National Security (19%)Social Welfare (5%)Foreign Trade and International Finance (5%)Government Operations and Politics (3%)
Some of Boustany’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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|Boustany’s Vote||Vote Description|
|Nay||S. 1252: Global Food Security Act of 2016|
Jul 6, 2016. Passed 369/53.
The Global Food Security Act of 2016 (Pub.L. 114–195), is a law introduced on March 24, 2015 in the 114th Congress by Representative Christopher Henry "Chris" Smith (New Jersey-R) and on May 7, 2015 by Senator Robert Patrick "Bob" Casey Jr. (Pennsylvania-D), and signed by ...
|Yea||H.Res. 450: Providing for the consideration of the bill (H.R. 597) to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States, ...|
Oct 27, 2015. Passed 275/154.
|Yea||H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015|
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
|Aye||H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015|
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
|Yea||H.R. 152 (113th): Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013|
Jan 15, 2013. Passed 241/180.
|Aye||H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012|
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
|Nay||H.R. 5972 (112th): Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013|
Jun 29, 2012. Passed 261/163.
|Nay||H.R. 5325 (112th): Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013|
Jun 6, 2012. Passed 255/165.
|No||H.R. 3521 (112th): Expedited Legislative Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 2012|
Feb 8, 2012. Passed 254/173.
|Aye||H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act|
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
From Jan 2005 to Dec 2016, Boustany missed 183 of 8,880 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is on par with the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2016. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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Senate GOP leaders on Monday announced their conference's new committee assignments for the next Congress, when Republicans will officially add to their numbers in the upper chamber and take control of oversight panels.
With Republicans in the majority next year, the GOP will have a 54-46 advantage in the Senate, thereby providing them with extra seats on committees. Democrats had a 55-45 advantage in the Congress that’s about to wrap up, so they occupied more slots than Republicans on each panel.
Republicans will gain two seats on the following committees: Agriculture; Appropriations; Armed Services; Banking; Budget; Commerce; Energy; Environment and Public Works; Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP); Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; Indian Affairs; and Rules and Administration.
Republicans will also gain two seats on the Joint Economic Committee and the Senate Special Committee on Aging.
They will gain one seat on: Finance, Foreign Relations, Intelligence, Judiciary, Small Business and Veterans Affairs.
The Committee on Committees, led by Sen. Mike CrapoMichael (Mike) Dean CrapoBeware of the bank deregulation Trojan horseSenate Republicans call on Trump to preserve NAFTADems rip Trump's Fed pick as Senate panel mulls three key nomineesMORE (R-Idaho), was responsible for the committee assignments.
At the beginning of next year, Senate Republicans will have to ratify all of the committee assignments. Republican members on each panel will then select their respective chairman and then those chairmen will have to be approved by the GOP conference.
The only race hanging in the balance is for the Budget Committee gavel. Sen. Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsUnder pressure, Trump shifts blame for Russia intrusionOvernight Tech: Judge blocks AT&T request for DOJ communications | Facebook VP apologizes for tweets about Mueller probe | Tech wants Treasury to fight EU tax proposalOvernight Regulation: Trump to take steps to ban bump stocks | Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare | FCC to officially rescind net neutrality Thursday | Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand MORE (R-Ala.), currently its ranking member, was slated to become chairman until Sen. Mike EnziMichael (Mike) Bradley EnziThe 14 GOP senators who voted against Trump’s immigration frameworkMulvaney remarks on Trump budget plan spark confusionOvernight Finance: Breaking down Trump's budget | White House finally releases infrastructure plan | Why it faces a tough road ahead | GOP, Dems feud over tax-cut aftermath | Markets reboundMORE (R-Wyo.) decided to jump into the race.
Enzi holds more seniority on the panel because of lots they both drew when they entered the Senate in 1997. The lots said that, if they both joined the same committee in the same year, Enzi would have the upper hand. They both joined the Budget Committee in 2003.
Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersDems ponder gender politics of 2020 nominee2020 Dem contenders travel to key primary statesAfter Florida school shooting, vows for change but no clear path forwardMORE (I-Vt.) was selected late last week to become the Budget panel’s ranking member next year.
The announced assignments weren't much of a surprise except that Sen.-elect Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Wellons Moore CapitoAt least Alzheimer’s research is bringing Washington togetherOvernight Tech: Intel chief says 'no doubt' Russia will meddle in midterms | Dems press FCC over net neutrality comments | Bill aims to bridge rural-urban digital divide | FCC to review rules on children's TVSenators offer bill to close rural-urban internet divideMORE (R-W.Va.) did not earn a spot on the Banking Committee. She previously served on the House Financial Services panel and is an ally of the banking industry.
Sen.-elect Bill Cassidy (R-La.), who defeated incumbent Sen. Mary LandrieuMary Loretta LandrieuProject Veritas at risk of losing fundraising license in New York, AG warnsYou want to recall John McCain? Good luck, it will be impossibleCNN producer on new O'Keefe video: Voters are 'stupid,' Trump is 'crazy'MORE (D-La.) in the Senate runoff earlier this month, won a spot on the HELP Committee.
Earlier this month, Cassidy proclaimed that dismantling ObamaCare will be his top priority in the 114th Congress, which is scheduled to convene on Jan. 6.
— Vicki Needham, Kevin Cirilli and Sarah Ferris contributed.