Sen. Richard Lugar

Former Senator from Indiana, Republican

Lugar, a Republican, was a senator from Indiana from 1977 to 2012.

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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)

Enacted Legislation

Lugar was the primary sponsor of 58 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

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%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%) Energy (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Lugar’s Vote Vote Description
Nay S. 1925 (112th): Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012
Apr 26, 2012. Bill Passed 68/31.
Yea H.R. 1540 (112th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Dec 15, 2011. Conference Report Agreed to 86/13.
Yea H.R. 4853 (111th): Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
Dec 15, 2010. Motion Agreed to 81/19.
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010), also known as the 2010 Tax Relief Act, was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010, and signed into ...
Nay H.R. 2847 (111th): Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act
Mar 17, 2010. Motion Agreed to 68/29.
Nay H.R. 2996 (111th): Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
Oct 29, 2009. Conference Report Agreed to 72/28.
Yea H.Con.Res. 398 (110th): Providing for an adjournment or recess of the two Houses.
Jul 31, 2008. Concurrent Resolution Agreed to 48/40.
Nay H.R. 2642 (110th): Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008
May 22, 2008. Motion Agreed to 75/22.
Nay H.R. 2419 (110th): Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008
Dec 14, 2007. Bill Passed 79/14.
The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub.L. 110–234, H.R. 2419, 122 Stat. 923, enacted May 22, 2008, also known as the 2008 U.S. Farm Bill) was a $288 billion, five-year agricultural policy bill that was passed into law by the United States Congress ...
Nay S. 4 (110th): Improving America’s Security Act of 2007
Mar 13, 2007. Bill Passed 60/38.
Yea On the Nomination PN177: Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., in the Army, to be General
Feb 8, 2007. Nomination Confirmed 83/14.

Missed Votes

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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