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Rep. Frank Thompson Jr.

Former Representative for New Jersey’s 4th District

Thompson, a Democrat, was the representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district from 1955 to 1980.

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Thompson is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 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 Thompson sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Thompson was the primary sponsor of 17 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Thompson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (36%) Labor and Employment (35%) Arts, Culture, Religion (12%) Economics and Public Finance (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1955 to Dec 1980, Thompson missed 1,392 of 8,124 roll call votes, which is 17.1%. This is much worse than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. 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: