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Rep. Thomas Luken

Former Representative for Ohio’s 1st District

Luken, a Democrat, was the representative for Ohio's 1st congressional district from 1983 to 1990.

He was previously the representative for Ohio's 2nd congressional district (1977-1982); and the representative for Ohio's 1st congressional district (1973-1974).

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Luken is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1990 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 Luken sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Luken was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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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

Luken sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Environmental Protection (30%) Transportation and Public Works (16%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Health (13%) Commerce (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Social Welfare (6%) Economics and Public Finance (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1973 to Oct 1990, Luken missed 1,220 of 8,303 roll call votes, which is 14.7%. This is much worse than the median of 4.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1990. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: