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Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr.

Representative for New Jersey’s 9th District

pronounced bil // pass-KREL

Pascrell is the representative for New Jersey’s 9th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Pascrell is next up for reelection in 2020.

He was previously the representative for New Jersey’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 1997 to 2012.

Photo of Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Pascrell.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Pascrell is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Pascrell has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to May 22, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Bill Pascrell Jr. sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Pascrell was the primary sponsor of 8 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 at least about half 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

Pascrell sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (32%) Health (20%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Education (10%) Private Legislation (8%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (8%) Immigration (8%) Commerce (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Pascrell voted Yea

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe ...

Pascrell voted Nay

Passed 344/73 on Jan 10, 2017.

H.R. 79 amends the Securities Act of 1933 to clarify that certain startup companies are able to give presentations about their company and host certain ...

Pascrell voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of ...

Pascrell voted No

Passed 357/60 on Feb 27, 2015.

This bill was the vehicle for the passage of continuing appropriations. This bill started out as the Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act. It ...

Pascrell voted Nay

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Pascrell voted No

Pascrell voted Aye

Pascrell voted Yea

Pascrell voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to May 2019, Pascrell missed 584 of 14,939 roll call votes, which is 3.9%. This is worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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