LeFante was the representative for New Jersey’s 14th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1977 to 1978.
LeFante is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978 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 LeFante sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 15, 1978. See full analysis methodology.
LeFante sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (15%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Labor and Employment (15%) Education (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Social Welfare (10%) International Affairs (10%)
Some of LeFante’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 955 (95th): A resolution designating January 22 as “Ukrainian Independence Day”.
- H.R. 10223 (95th): A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to ...
- H.R. 9098 (95th): Small Business Economic Policy and Advocacy Reorganization Act
- H.R. 8870 (95th): A bill to provide that public works projects of the Army Corps ...
- H.R. 8869 (95th): Department of Health Act
- H.R. 8692 (95th): National Domestic Development Bank Act
- H.R. 6493 (95th): A bill to establish requirements for notification of Congress before the closure ...
From Jan 1977 to Oct 1978, LeFante missed 374 of 1,540 roll call votes, which is 24.3%. This is much worse than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. 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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills