Sen. Frank Lautenberg

Former Senator from New Jersey, Democrat

Lautenberg, a Democrat, was a senator from New Jersey from 2003 to 2013.

He was previously a senator from New Jersey (1982-2000).



Our unique analysis of the bills Lautenberg sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2014. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Lautenberg is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Lautenberg sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Transportation and Public Works (23%) Environmental Protection (16%) Crime and Law Enforcement (14%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (14%) Health (13%) Education (11%) Taxation (5%) Economics and Public Finance (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Feb 1983 to May 2013, Lautenberg missed 359 of 9,614 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. This is worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in May 2013. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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