Luján was the representative for New Mexico’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1969 to 1988.
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 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 from Jan 3, 1983 to Oct 22, 1988. See full analysis methodology.
Luján was the primary sponsor of 20 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 4133 (100th): A bill to amend the Second Supplemental Appropriation Act, 1961, relating to the lease of certain lands from the Isleta Indian Tribe for a seismological laboratory.
- H.R. 4568 (97th): A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to release on behalf of the United States certain restrictions contained in a previous conveyance of land to ...
- H.R. 7316 (97th): National Park System Visitor Facilities Fund Act
- H.J.Res. 263 (97th): A joint resolution to designate May 6, 1982 as “National Recognition Day for Nurses”.
- H.R. 8298 (96th): New Mexico Wilderness Act of 1980
- H.R. 6211 (96th): A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to issue certain patents under the Color of Title Act.
- H.R. 1762 (96th): A bill to convey all interests of the United States in certain real property in Sandoval County, New Mexico, to Walter Hernandez.
Does 20 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
Luján sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Arts, Culture, Religion (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Energy (15%) International Affairs (12%) Agriculture and Food (12%) Taxation (12%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%)
Some of Luján’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5533 (100th): A bill to authorize the Secretary of Transportation, under the Strategic Highway ...
- H.Con.Res. 391 (100th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress that the House ...
- H.R. 5433 (100th): Nuclear Fuel Utilization and Domestic Production Act of 1988
- H.R. 4930 (100th): Petroglyph National Monument Establishment Act of 1988
- H.R. 4133 (100th): A bill to amend the Second Supplemental Appropriation Act, 1961, relating to ...
- H.R. 3541 (100th): A bill to redesignate Salinas National Monument in the State of New ...
- H.R. 3006 (100th): Department of Energy National Laboratory Cooperative Research Initiatives Act
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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills