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 and serves until Jan 3, 2021 unless re-elected.
He was previously the representative for New Jersey’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 1997 to 2012.
Read our 2019 Report Card for Pascrell.
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 Jul 2, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Bill Pascrell Jr. sits on the following committees:
Pascrell was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 1865: Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020
- H.R. 2379: To reauthorize the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program.
- H.R. 6615 (115th): Traumatic Brain Injury Program Reauthorization Act of 2018
- H.R. 3881: AFG and SAFER Program Reauthorization Act of 2017
- H.R. 4460 (114th): Youth Sports Concussion Act
- H.R. 280 (111th): Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park Act
- H.R. 1609 (110th): To award posthumously a Congressional Gold Medal to Constantino Brumidi.
Does 9 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
Pascrell sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Pascrell’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6992: Bring Jobs Home Act
- H.R. 6993: H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2020
- H.R. 6281: Medicare Wage Index Parity Act of 2020
- H.R. 6008: TBI and PTSD Law Enforcement Training Act
- H.R. 6007: SAFE PLAY Act of 2020
- H.R. 6006: Crime Gun Tracing Modernization Act of 2020
- H.R. 5911: FAIR TARIFF Act of 2019
From Jan 1997 to Jul 2020, Pascrell missed 591 of 15,547 roll call votes, which is 3.8%. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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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