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Rep. James “Jim” Saxton

Former Representative for New Jersey’s 3rd District

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).

Photo of Rep. James “Jim” Saxton [R-NJ3, 1993-2008]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Saxton is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2008 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 Saxton sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Saxton was the primary sponsor of 14 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

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

Key Votes

Saxton’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.Res. 1525 (110th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 1424) to amend section 712 of ...
Oct 3, 2008. Passed 223/205.
Yea H.R. 6707 (110th): Taking Responsible Action for Community Safety Act
Sep 27, 2008. Failed 243/175.
Aye H.R. 3355 (110th): Homeowners’ Defense Act of 2007
Nov 8, 2007. Passed 258/155.
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

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

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