Rep. James Courter

Former Representative from New Jersey’s 12th District, Republican

Courter, a Republican, was the representative for New Jersey's 12th congressional district from 1983 to 1990.

He was previously the representative for New Jersey's 13th congressional district (1979-1982).


Our unique analysis of the bills Courter sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1990. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Courter is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Courter sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (21%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (17%) Environmental Protection (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Taxation (11%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1979 to Oct 1990, Courter missed 666 of 5,727 roll call votes, which is 11.6%. This is much worse than the median of 4.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1990. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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