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Rep. Daniel Lungren

Former Representative for California’s 3rd District

Lungren was the representative for California’s 3rd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2005 to 2012.

He was previously the representative for California’s 42nd congressional district as a Republican from 1983 to 1988; and the representative for California’s 34th congressional district as a Republican from 1979 to 1982.

Photo of Rep. Daniel Lungren [R-CA3, 2005-2012]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Lungren is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Lungren sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 1, 2013. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Lungren was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Lungren sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Law (20%) Crime and Law Enforcement (18%) Taxation (12%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) International Affairs (10%) Emergency Management (10%) Energy (8%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Lungren recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Lungren voted Aye

Lungren voted No

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

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 …

Lungren voted Yea

Lungren voted Yea

Lungren voted Nay

Lungren voted Nay

Lungren voted Nay

Passed 348/73 on May 24, 2007.

The U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007, (Pub.L. 110–28, 121 Stat. 112, enacted May 25, 2007), is an …

Missed Votes

From Jan 1979 to Jan 2013, Lungren missed 347 of 11,174 roll call votes, which is 3.1%. This is on par with the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: