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Rep. Henry Helstoski

Former Representative for New Jersey’s 9th District

Helstoski, a Democrat, was the representative for New Jersey's 9th congressional district from 1965 to 1976.

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Helstoski is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1976 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 Helstoski sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Helstoski was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was 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

Helstoski sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (18%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Social Welfare (12%) Taxation (11%) Education (10%) Labor and Employment (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1965 to Oct 1976, Helstoski missed 698 of 4,315 roll call votes, which is 16.2%. This is much worse than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1976. 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: