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Rep. Edwin Forsythe

Former Representative from New Jersey’s 13th District, Republican

Forsythe, a Republican, was the representative for New Jersey's 13th congressional district from 1983 to 1984.

He was previously the representative for New Jersey's 6th congressional district (1969-1982).


Our unique analysis of the bills Forsythe 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 1984. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Forsythe is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Forsythe was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were 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

Forsythe sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (29%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (21%) Environmental Protection (14%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Energy (11%) Animals (7%) Taxation (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Nov 1970 to Mar 1984, Forsythe missed 1,052 of 7,247 roll call votes, which is 14.5%. This is much worse than the median of 7.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1984. 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: