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).

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Analysis

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)

Enacted Legislation

Lautenberg was the primary sponsor of 27 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

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

Key Votes

Lautenberg’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 4310 (112th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
Dec 21, 2012. Conference Report Agreed to 81/14.
Nay S. 3240 (112th): Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012
Jun 21, 2012. Bill Passed 64/35.
Yea H.R. 1540 (112th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Dec 15, 2011. Conference Report Agreed to 86/13.
Nay H.R. 514 (112th): FISA Sunsets Extension Act of 2011
Feb 15, 2011. Bill Passed 86/12.
Nay H.R. 4853 (111th): Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
Dec 15, 2010. Motion Agreed to 81/19.
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010), also known as the 2010 Tax Relief Act, was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010, and signed into ...
Yea On the Nomination PN64-6: Timothy F. Geithner, of New York, to be Secretary of the Treasury
Jan 26, 2009. Nomination Confirmed 60/34.
Nay H.R. 2419 (110th): Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008
Dec 14, 2007. Bill Passed 79/14.
The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub.L. 110–234, H.R. 2419, 122 Stat. 923, enacted May 22, 2008, also known as the 2008 U.S. Farm Bill) was a $288 billion, five-year agricultural policy bill that was passed into law by the United States Congress ...
Yea On the Nomination PN177: Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., in the Army, to be General
Feb 8, 2007. Nomination Confirmed 83/14.

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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