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Rep. Bernard Dwyer

Former Representative from New Jersey’s 6th District, Democrat

Dwyer, a Democrat, was the representative for New Jersey's 6th congressional district from 1983 to 1992.

He was previously the representative for New Jersey's 15th congressional district (1981-1982).


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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Dwyer is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Dwyer 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

Dwyer sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (46%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Labor and Employment (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Environmental Protection (8%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Housing and Community Development (5%) Arts, Culture, Religion (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1981 to Oct 1992, Dwyer missed 278 of 5,383 roll call votes, which is 5.2%. This is on par with the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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