Sen. Richard Lugar

Former Senator from Indiana

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1977-2013 Senator,

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Sponsorship Analysis

Lugar was a centrist Republican leader according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Lugar’s time serving in the Senate. Lugar’s bills had a total of 289 cosponsors in the 112th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Lugar to other members of the Senate in the 112th Congress on leadership and ideology.

This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See 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 13,270 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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