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Rep. Helen Meyner

Former Representative for New Jersey’s 13th District

Meyner was the representative for New Jersey’s 13th congressional district and was a Democrat. She served from 1975 to 1978.

Photo of Rep. Helen Meyner [D-NJ13, 1975-1978]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 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.

Enacted Legislation

Meyner was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Meyner recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

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.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: