Minish was the representative for New Jersey’s 11th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1963 to 1984.
Minish is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1984 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 Minish sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 15, 1979 to Oct 11, 1984. See full analysis methodology.
Minish was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3451 (97th): A bill for the relief of Danuta Gwozdz.
- H.R. 11016 (94th): A bill to extend the Renegotiation Act of 1951 for 6 months.
- H.R. 6720 (94th): Interim Fisheries Zone Extension and Management Act
Does 3 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).
Minish sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (23%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Finance and Financial Sector (17%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Labor and Employment (8%) Education (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%)
Some of Minish’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6200 (98th): A bill to require that the President transmit to the Congress, and ...
- H.R. 6025 (98th): Records and Reports on Monetary Instruments Transactions Amendments of 1984
- H.R. 5385 (98th): A bill to stabilize domestic oil prices by creating an independent corporation ...
- H.R. 5360 (98th): Expedited Funds Availability Act
- H.R. 4238 (98th): A bill to authorize printing of the back side of United States ...
- H.Res. 343 (98th): A resolution providing for upgrading of four positions on the Capitol Police ...
- H.R. 3924 (98th): A bill to increase alternatives to institutionalization for senior citizens.
From Jan 1963 to Oct 1984, Minish missed 415 of 9,080 roll call votes, which is 4.6%. This is better than the median of 7.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1984. 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