Rep. James “Jim” Saxton

Former Representative from New Jersey’s 3rd District, Republican

Saxton, a Republican, was the representative for New Jersey's 3rd congressional district from 1993 to 2008.

He was previously the representative for New Jersey's 13th congressional district (1984-1992).



Our unique analysis of the bills Saxton 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 2008. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Saxton is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Saxton sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (19%) Economics and Public Finance (17%) Social Welfare (12%) Labor and Employment (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Environmental Protection (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1985 to Dec 2008, Saxton missed 383 of 13,835 roll call votes, which is 2.8%. This is on par with the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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