Sen. Richard Lugar [R]

Former Senator from Indiana

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1977-2012 Senator Indiana

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 was a member of the Senate in 2013. 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

Issue Areas

Lugar sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (48%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (14%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Agriculture and Food (7%) Energy (6%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%) Taxation (4%) Health (4%)

Recent Bills

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 13,284 roll call votes, which is 1.7%. This is on par with 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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