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Rep. Jefferson Van Drew

Representative for New Jersey’s 2nd District

pronounced JEF-er-sun // van jroo

Van Drew is the representative for New Jersey’s 2nd congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2019. Van Drew is next up for reelection in 2020.

Photo of Rep. Jefferson Van Drew [D-NJ2]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 liberal–conservative 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 Dec 11, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100%

Committee Membership

Jefferson Van Drew sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Van Drew sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Transportation and Public Works (67%) Energy (33%)

Recent Bills

Some of Van Drew’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Van Drew voted Aye

Passed 260/165 on Dec 11, 2019.

Van Drew voted Nay

Passed 310/107 on Nov 20, 2019.

Should shark fins, a delicacy in many food items, be banned? ## Context One of the most valuable parts of a shark are its fins, ...

Van Drew voted Nay

Passed 249/173 on Oct 22, 2019.

Van Drew voted Nay

Van Drew voted Yea

Passed 284/149 on Jul 25, 2019.

Van Drew voted Yea

Van Drew voted Not Voting

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Dec 2019, Van Drew missed 9 of 682 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is better than the median of 2.2% 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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Primary Sources

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