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Rep. Elaine Luria

Representative for Virginia’s 2nd District

pronounced uh-LAYN // LUU-ri-uh


Luria is the representative for Virginia’s 2nd congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2019. Luria is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Luria has cosponsored 11 bills introduced in the current Congress by Republican legislators who fomented the terrorist attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 by calling for entire states to be disenfranchised in the 2020 presidential election.
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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2020 Report Card for Luria.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Luria 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 ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Luria has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to May 14, 2021. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% League of Conservation Voters: 97% Human Rights Campaign: 91% The Club for Growth: 12%

Committee Membership

Elaine Luria sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Luria was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:

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Does 6 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

Luria sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (64%) Government Operations and Politics (21%) Taxation (14%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Luria voted Yea

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due ...

Luria voted Yea

Luria voted Nay

Passed 214/207 on Oct 1, 2020.

Luria voted Nay

Passed 208/199 on May 15, 2020.

Luria voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to May 2021, Luria missed 10 of 1,098 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives 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.

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Primary Sources

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