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Rep. Joseph LeFante

Former Representative for New Jersey’s 14th District

LeFante was the representative for New Jersey’s 14th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1977 to 1978.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

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.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

LeFante sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Labor and Employment (15%) Education (15%) Taxation (15%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Social Welfare (10%) International Affairs (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%)

Recently Introduced Bills

LeFante recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

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, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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