Luján is the junior senator from New Mexico and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2021. Luján is next up for reelection in 2026 and serves until Jan 3, 2027.
He was previously the representative for New Mexico’s 3rd congressional district as a Democrat from 2009 to 2020.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
In 2017 Lujan was investigated for requesting that his congressional campaign committee issue communications, including requests for donations, using images of him in a “sit-in” demonstration in the House. The House Committee on Ethics concluded that no action was needed.
|May. 11, 2017||House Office of Congressional Ethics recommended that the Committee on Ethics further review the allegation|
|Jun. 26, 2017||House Committee on Ethics decided to extend the matter|
|Aug. 1, 2017||House Committee on Ethics adopted a report concluding that no action was needed|
Read our 2020 Report Card for Luján.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Ben Luján sits on the following committees:
Luján was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 3135 (116th): Department of Energy National Labs Jobs ACCESS Act
- H.R. 1567 (116th): Prompt and Fast Action to Stop Damages Act of 2019
- H.R. 912 (116th): Esther Martinez Native American Languages Programs Reauthorization Act
- H.R. 3691 (114th): Improving Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women Act of 2016
- H.R. 1406 (114th): New Mexico Navajo Water Settlement Technical Corrections Act
- H.R. 3254 (111th): Taos Pueblo Indian Water Rights Settlement Act
- H.R. 3342 (111th): Aamodt Litigation Settlement Act
Does 8 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).
Luján sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (24%) Native Americans (22%) Science, Technology, Communications (19%) Energy (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Commerce (7%) Labor and Employment (6%) Armed Forces and National Security (5%)
Some of Luján’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 1548: A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to improve the diversity ...
- S. 1331: A bill to require the Secretary of Transportation, acting through the Administrator of ...
- S.Res. 175: A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Public Health Week.
- S. 1332: A bill to amend title V of the Public Health Service Act.
- S. 1076: REGROW Act of 2021
- S. 741: Broadband Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2021
- S. 724: A bill to require the Federal Communications Commission to make the provision of ...
From Jan 2021 to May 2021, Luján missed 1 of 183 roll call votes, which is 0.5%. This is better than the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
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