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Rep. James Florio

Former Representative for New Jersey’s 1st District

Florio, a Democrat, was the representative for New Jersey's 1st congressional district from 1975 to 1990.

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Florio is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1990 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 Florio sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Florio 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

Florio sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Environmental Protection (24%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Labor and Employment (13%) Health (13%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Transportation and Public Works (8%) Law (8%) Commerce (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1975 to Nov 1989, Florio missed 1,131 of 8,004 roll call votes, which is 14.1%. This is much worse than the median of 4.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1989. 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: