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.
Read our 2017 Report Card for Luján.
Luján is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Luján has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
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Ben Luján sits on the following committees:
Luján was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- 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
- H.R. 4276 (111th): To authorize leases of up to 99 years for lands held in trust for Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo.
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).
Luján sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (26%) Native Americans (25%) Science, Technology, Communications (11%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%) Energy (10%) Education (8%) Labor and Employment (5%) Armed Forces and National Security (5%)
Some of Luján’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4839: To provide for the establishment of an inventory of Federal assets to provide ...
- H.R. 4700: IMPACT for Energy Act
- H.R. 4596: Cooperative Research and Development Fund Authorization Act of 2017
- H.R. 4443: Urban Indian Health Parity Act
- H.R. 4360: Wage Adjustment for Veterans Student Act
- H.R. 4359: Tribal HUD-VASH Act of 2017
- H.R. 4287: Broadband Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2017
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S. 140: A bill to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund.
Jan 10, 2018. Passed 239/173.
H.R. 511: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015
Nov 17, 2015. Passed 249/177.
H.R. 308: Keep the Promise Act of 2015
Nov 16, 2015. Failed 263/146.
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
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 ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.Res. 23 (113th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 152) making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September ...
Jan 15, 2013. Passed 367/52.
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 ...
H.R. 2749 (111th): Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009
Jul 29, 2009. Failed 280/150.
From Jan 2009 to Jan 2018, Luján missed 89 of 6,537 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. 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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