He was previously the representative for New Jersey’s 3rd congressional district as a Democrat from 1989 to 1992; and the representative for New Jersey’s 6th congressional district as a Democrat from 1987 to 1988.
Read our 2018 Report Card for Pallone.
Pallone 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 Pallone has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Mar 21, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
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Frank Pallone Jr. sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Energy and Commerce
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Energy
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Health
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Pallone was the primary sponsor of 14 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 259: Medicaid Extenders Act of 2019
- H.R. 477: To amend section 7 of Public Law 100-515 (16 U.S.C. 1244 note) to promote continued use of the James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory at Gateway National Recreation ...
- H.R. 6400 (114th): To revise the boundaries of certain John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System units in New Jersey.
- H.R. 1321 (114th): Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015
- H.R. 669 (113th): Sudden Unexpected Death Data Enhancement and Awareness Act
- H.R. 5470 (111th): To exclude an external power supply for certain security or life safety alarms and surveillance system components from the application of certain energy efficiency standards under the ...
- H.R. 3792 (111th): Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009
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).
Pallone sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (31%) Environmental Protection (17%) Science, Technology, Communications (13%) Energy (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%) International Affairs (8%) Commerce (6%) Sports and Recreation (4%)
Some of Pallone’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 201: Providing amounts for the expenses of the Committee on Energy and Commerce in ...
- H.Res. 190: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives supporting visits and communication between ...
- H.R. 946: Stopping Bad Robocalls Act
- H.R. 477: To amend section 7 of Public Law 100-515 (16 U.S.C. 1244 note) to ...
- H.R. 341: COAST Anti-Drilling Act
- H.R. 259: Medicaid Extenders Act of 2019
- H.R. 260: Medicaid Provisions and TANF Extenders Act of 2019
|Pallone’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.Res. 1181: Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules, and providing for consideration ...
Dec 20, 2018. Passed 350/30.
H.R. 6157: Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019
Sep 26, 2018. Passed 361/61.
H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion for the Department of Defense base budget, which is an increase of $17.1 billion above FY18 levels, and $68.1 billion ...
H.R. 200: Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act
Jul 11, 2018. Passed 222/193.
H.R. 200 would amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, which addresses U.S. fisheries management and would authorize the annual appropriation of $397 million through 2022 for those purposes. The bill also would require the Secretary of Commerce to request that the National Academy ...
H.R. 5698: Protect and Serve Act of 2018
May 16, 2018. Passed 382/35.
A bill that recently passed the House with large bipartisan support would change the way our country punishes anybody who kills or attempts to kill a law enforcement or police officer. #### Context 128 law enforcement officers were killed in 2017. And 2018 is on ...
H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...
H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating ...
Feb 16, 2017. Passed 230/188.
Joe Biden never got the opportunity to break a single 50-50 Senate tie in eight years as vice president. Mike Pence has already broken two. One from last month has since become law: a measure allowing states to withhold federal Planned Parenthood funding. (The other ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.R. 4681 (113th): Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015
Dec 10, 2014. Passed 325/100.
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant legislative change to the U.S. patent system since the ...
From Jan 1989 to Mar 2019, Pallone missed 315 of 19,131 roll call votes, which is 1.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills