Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr.

Representative from New Jersey’s 9th District, Democrat

Pascrell, a Democrat, has been the representative for New Jersey's 9th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

He was previously the representative for New Jersey's 8th congressional district (1997-2012).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Pascrell 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). Pascrell is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Pascrell for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Bill Pascrell Jr. sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Pascrell sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (31%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (22%) Health (21%) Education (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (5%) Commerce (5%) Emergency Management (3%) Sports and Recreation (3%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Pascrell’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 3590: Halt Tax Increases on the Middle Class and Seniors Act
Sep 13, 2016. Passed.
No 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.
No H.R. 2353: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015
May 19, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.R. 2250: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2016
May 19, 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.
No H.R. 33: Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act
Feb 27, 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 Jan 1997 to Dec 2016, Pascrell missed 549 of 13,498 roll call votes, which is 4.1%. This is worse than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 130 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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