Lucas was the representative for Kentucky’s 4th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1999 to 2004.
Lucas is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2004 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 Lucas sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1999 to Dec 7, 2004. See full analysis methodology.
Lucas sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (19%) Economics and Public Finance (19%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Commerce (12%) Arts, Culture, Religion (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Transportation and Public Works (8%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Lucas recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 4645 (108th): PRIDE Plus Act
- H.R. 2794 (108th): To authorize the transfer of the U.S.S. Narwhal to the National Submarine …
- H.R. 2705 (108th): Providing Our Support to Troops Act of 2003
- H.R. 2589 (108th): To amend title 40, United States Code, to add Nicholas and Robertson …
- H.R. 1188 (107th): 21st Century Teacher Training Act of 2001
- H.R. 4369 (106th): Veterans’ Health Care Improvement and Prescription Drug Cost Relief Act of 2000
- H.R. 2845 (106th): 21st Century Teacher Training Act of 1999
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1999 to Dec 2004, Lucas missed 35 of 3,431 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. This is better than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2004. 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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