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Rep. Manuel Luján Jr.

Former Representative from New Mexico’s 1st District, Republican

Luján, a Republican, was the representative for New Mexico's 1st congressional district from 1969 to 1988.


Our unique analysis of the bills Luján sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1988. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Luján is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Luján was the primary sponsor of 20 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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 about one third or more 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

Luján sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Arts, Culture, Religion (18%) Energy (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Agriculture and Food (12%) Taxation (12%) International Affairs (12%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1969 to Oct 1988, Luján missed 1,310 of 9,806 roll call votes, which is 13.4%. This is much worse than the median of 5.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1988. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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