Rep. Albio Sires

Representative from New Jersey’s 8th District, Democrat

Sires, a Democrat, has been the representative for New Jersey's 8th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

He was previously the representative for New Jersey's 13th congressional district (2006-2012).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Sires has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Sires is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Sires for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Albio Sires sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Sires sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Transportation and Public Works (26%) International Affairs (26%) Health (13%) Housing and Community Development (10%) Commerce (6%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%) Emergency Management (6%) Immigration (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Sires’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5461: Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act
Sep 21, 2016. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2017: Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015
Feb 12, 2016. Passed.
Aye H.R. 702: To adapt to changing crude oil market conditions.
Oct 9, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.R. 3461: To approve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, signed at Vienna on July 14, 2015, relating to the ...
Sep 11, 2015. Failed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Nov 2006 to Dec 2016, Sires missed 385 of 7,693 roll call votes, which is 5.0%. This is much worse than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 44 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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