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Rep. Bob Franks

Former Representative from New Jersey’s 7th District, Republican

Franks, a Republican, was the representative for New Jersey's 7th congressional district from 1993 to 2000.

Photo of Rep. Bob Franks [R-NJ7, 1993-2000]


Our unique analysis of the bills Franks 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 2000. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Franks is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Franks was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was 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

Franks sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (24%) Law (15%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) Commerce (11%) Labor and Employment (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Families (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1993 to Dec 2000, Franks missed 245 of 4,863 roll call votes, which is 5.0%. This is worse than the median of 3.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2000. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: