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 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
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 3, 2017 to Aug 5, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Jefferson Van Drew sits on the following committees:
Van Drew sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (24%) Transportation and Public Works (16%) Health (14%) Science, Technology, Communications (14%) Education (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) International Affairs (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (5%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Van Drew recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 8632: To provide that no Federal funds may be used for the U.S. Immigration …
- H.R. 8392: Stronger Schools Act
- H.R. 8252: No Patient Left Alone Act of 2022
- H.R. 8192: Ensuring Safer Schools Act of 2022
- H.R. 8093: Increasing Human Trafficking Awareness Act
- H.R. 7662: My Child, My Choice Act of 2022
- H.R. 6939: To prohibit the importation of oil and natural gas from the Russian Federation.
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2019 to Jul 2022, Van Drew missed 33 of 1,820 roll call votes, which is 1.8%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% 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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