Sen. Richard Lugar

Former Senator from Indiana


Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
1977-2012 Senator Indiana

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Lugar sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Lugar is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Some of Lugar’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1977 to Jan 2013, Lugar missed 230 of 13,280 roll call votes, which is 1.7%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jan 2013. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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