Luther was the representative for Minnesota’s 6th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1995 to 2002.
Luther is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2002 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Luther sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 7, 1997 to Nov 19, 2002. See full analysis methodology.
Luther sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (31%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Health (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Commerce (10%) Social Welfare (8%) Transportation and Public Works (8%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%)
Some of Luther’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5623 (107th): To provide for prioritization of transportation of nuclear waste from utilities to ...
- H.R. 5124 (107th): Darlene’s Law
- H.R. 3835 (107th): To provide for equitable reimbursement rates under the Medicare Program for thin ...
- H.R. 126 (107th): Trident II (D-5) Missile Production Limitation Act
- H.R. 125 (107th): Help Equip Local Police Act
- H.R. 128 (107th): Same Day Voter Registration Act of 2001
- H.R. 127 (107th): To limit the total number of political appointees in the executive branch ...
From Jan 1995 to Nov 2002, Luther missed 116 of 4,737 roll call votes, which is 2.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 2002. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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