Meyner was the representative for New Jersey’s 13th congressional district and was a Democrat. She served from 1975 to 1978.
Meyner is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978 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 Meyner sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 15, 1978. See full analysis methodology.
Meyner 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).
Meyner sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (18%) Taxation (18%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Agriculture and Food (12%) Health (11%) Social Welfare (11%) Education (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (8%)
Some of Meyner’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Con.Res. 709 (95th): A resolution requesting the President to convene a White House Conference on ...
- H.R. 13962 (95th): A bill to increase the amount allowable as deduction for retirement savings.
- H.Con.Res. 692 (95th): A resolution requesting the President to convene a White House Conference on ...
- H.R. 13695 (95th): TEST Funds Relief Act
- H.Con.Res. 674 (95th): A resolution requesting the President to convene a White House Conference on ...
- H.Con.Res. 664 (95th): A resolution requesting the President to convene a White House Conference on ...
- H.Con.Res. 649 (95th): A resolution denouncing the planned American Nazi Party march in Skokie, Illinois.
From Jan 1975 to Oct 1978, Meyner missed 301 of 2,813 roll call votes, which is 10.7%. This is on par with the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. 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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills