Van Drew is the representative for New Jersey’s 2nd congressional district (view map) and is a Republican (2019-), previously a Democrat (2019-2019). He has served since Jan 3, 2019. Van Drew is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021.
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Read our 2019 Report Card for Van Drew.
Van Drew is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Van Drew has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Oct 23, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Jefferson Van Drew sits on the following committees:
Van Drew was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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 at least about half 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).
Van Drew sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Van Drew’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8526: To direct the Secretary of Transportation to carry out a health smart air ...
- H.R. 8393: Frontline Health Care Worker Student Loan Assistance Act of 2020
- H.R. 8349: Hazard Pay for Essential Workers Act of 2020
- H.R. 7731: Workforce Recovery and Training Services Act of 2020
- H.R. 7395: American Flag Production Act of 2020
- H.R. 7230: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at Block ...
- H.R. 7229: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1087 ...
From Jan 2019 to Oct 2020, Van Drew missed 21 of 919 roll call votes, which is 2.3%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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