Lujan Grisham was the representative for New Mexico’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. She served from 2013 to 2018.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
In 2015 Grisham was investigated for travel funded or organized by one or more entities prohibited from providing congressional travel. The House Committee on Ethics concluded implicated House members did not intentionally accept gifts from prohibited entities.
|May. 8, 2015||House Office of Congressional Ethics recommended that the Committee on Ethics further review the allegation|
|Jul. 31, 2015||House Committee on Ethics concluded implicated House members did not intentionally accept gifts from prohibited entities|
Read our 2017 Report Card for Lujan Grisham.
Lujan Grisham is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2018 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 sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2013 to Dec 21, 2018. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Lujan Grisham was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 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).
Lujan Grisham sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (22%) Agriculture and Food (17%) Housing and Community Development (13%) Taxation (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%)
Some of Lujan Grisham’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7152: To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey to the San Felipe ...
- H.R. 7088: Crop Insurance Fairness Act of 2018
- H.R. 6656: Start Allocating Funds Efficiently to States Act
- H.R. 6410: ANTIQUITIES Act of 2018
- H.R. 5824: Assist Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Act of 2018
- H.R. 5371 (115th): Education for Jobs Act
- H.R. 5184: Accelerating Innovative Conservation Technologies and Practices Act
From Jan 2013 to Dec 2018, Lujan Grisham missed 219 of 3,739 roll call votes, which is 5.9%. This is much worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2018. 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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
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