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)
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. 7316 (97th): National Park System Visitor Facilities Fund Act
- 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.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.
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).
Luján sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Arts, Culture, Religion (18%) Energy (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Taxation (12%) International Affairs (12%) Agriculture and Food (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.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills