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Rep. Josh Gottheimer

Representative for New Jersey’s 5th District

Gottheimer, a Democrat, is the representative for New Jersey's 5th congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 3, 2017. Gottheimer is next up for reelection in 2018.

Photo of Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Gottheimer 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 liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Gottheimer has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% FreedomWorks: 10% Americans for Prosperity: 8% NIAC Action: F

Committee Membership

Josh Gottheimer sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Gottheimer sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (43%) Finance and Financial Sector (29%) Taxation (29%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Gottheimer’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 218: King Cove Road Land Exchange Act
Jul 20, 2017. Passed 248/179.
Yea H.R. 2883: Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act
Jul 19, 2017. Passed 254/175.
H.R. 2883 replaces the Presidential Permit process, established through executive order, with a uniform and transparent process to authorize the construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of international border-crossing facilities for the import and export of oil and natural gas and the transmission of electricity. Specifically, ...
Yea H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...
Yea H.R. 1695: Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017
Apr 26, 2017. Passed 378/48.
This bill would change the appointment process for the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, known as the Register of Copyrights. Currently the Register of Copyrights is hired by the Librarian of Congress (who is the head of the Library of Congress). This bill would ...
Yea H.R. 428: Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act
Feb 14, 2017. Passed 250/171.
H.R. 428 requires the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to survey the gradient boundary along the Red River in Oklahoma and Texas. Specifically, the bill: - Requires the Secretary of the Interior to commission a survey of the entire 116-mile segment of contested land along ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Nov 2017, Gottheimer missed 1 of 637 roll call votes, which is 0.2%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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