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Rep. Elaine Luria

Former Representative for Virginia’s 2nd District

pronounced uh-LAYN // LUU-ree-uh

Luria was the representative for Virginia’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. She served from 2019 to 2022.

Photo of Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA2, 2019-2022]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 Report Card for Luria.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Luria is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2022 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 sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Dec 27, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Luria was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 11 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 sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (46%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%) Energy (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Education (8%) International Affairs (8%) Government Operations and Politics (8%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Luria recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Luria voted Yea

Luria voted Yea

Luria voted Nay

Passed 364/60 on Dec 8, 2021.

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

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Dec 2022, Luria missed 12 of 1,952 roll call votes, which is 0.6%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2022. 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

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