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Rep. Manuel Luján Jr.

Former Representative for New Mexico’s 1st District

Luján was the representative for New Mexico’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1969 to 1988.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Luján is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1988 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Luján sponsored and cosponsored. See full 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 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

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: