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Rep. Joseph Minish

Former Representative for New Jersey’s 11th District

Minish was the representative for New Jersey’s 11th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1963 to 1984.

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 liberal–conservative 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. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Minish was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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%)

Recent Bills

Some of Minish’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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.

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Primary Sources

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