Franks was the representative for New Jersey’s 7th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1993 to 2000.
Franks is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2000 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Franks sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1995 to Dec 15, 2000. See full analysis methodology.
Franks was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 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).
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%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Franks recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.Res. 623 (106th): Regarding the adoption of Resolution 1322 by the Security Council of the …
- H.R. 5252 (106th): Release Our Reserve Now Act
- H.R. 5227 (106th): 21st Century Community Learning Centers Act
- H.R. 4849 (106th): Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of 2000
- H.R. 4519 (106th): Baylee’s Law
- H.R. 4433 (106th): Charitable Contribution Tax Relief Act of 2000
- H.R. 4076 (106th): Cybermolesters Enforcement Act of 2000
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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