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Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham

Representative for New Mexico’s 1st District

Lujan Grisham, a Democrat, is the representative for New Mexico's 1st congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 3, 2013. Lujan Grisham is next up for reelection in 2018.

Photo of Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Lujan Grisham.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Lujan Grisham is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Lujan Grisham has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Human Rights Campaign: 100% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% NIAC Action: A League of Conservation Voters: 89% American Civil Liberties Union: 82% United States Chamber of Commerce: 51% FreedomWorks: 10% Americans for Prosperity: 7% The Club for Growth: 4%

Committee Membership

Michelle Lujan Grisham sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Lujan Grisham was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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

Lujan Grisham sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (25%) Housing and Community Development (15%) Taxation (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Agriculture and Food (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Education (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Lujan Grisham’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Lujan Grisham’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 511: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015
Nov 17, 2015. Passed 249/177.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
Aye H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed 247/178.
The Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (IAA), H.R. 2596, was passed by the House on June 16. The IAA would authorize funding for intelligence-related agencies such as the Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was passed ...
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
Yea H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed 203/224.
Nay H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Yea H.R. 4923 (113th): Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015
Jul 10, 2014. Passed 253/170.
Yea H.R. 3362 (113th): Exchange Information Disclosure Act
Jan 16, 2014. Passed 259/154.
No H.R. 3309 (113th): Innovation Act
Dec 5, 2013. Passed 325/91.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Dec 2017, Lujan Grisham missed 99 of 3,200 roll call votes, which is 3.1%. This is worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 3 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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