Rep. Ben Luján

Representative from New Mexico’s 3rd District, Democrat

Luján, a Democrat, has been the representative for New Mexico's 3rd congressional district since Jan 6, 2009 (next election in 2016) (map).



Our unique analysis of the bills Luján has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Luján is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Luján for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Ben Luján sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Luján sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Native Americans (26%) Health (19%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (16%) Education (12%) Energy (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Science, Technology, Communications (7%) Labor and Employment (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2009 to Sep 2016, Luján missed 87 of 5,742 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is better than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 23 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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