Rep. Marge Roukema

Former Representative from New Jersey’s 5th District, Republican

Roukema, a Republican, was the representative for New Jersey's 5th congressional district from 1983 to 2002.

She was previously the representative for New Jersey's 7th congressional district (1981-1982).



Our unique analysis of the bills Roukema sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2002. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Roukema is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Roukema was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Roukema sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (20%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Health (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Law (10%) Commerce (10%) Housing and Community Development (10%) Social Welfare (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1981 to Nov 2002, Roukema missed 806 of 11,242 roll call votes, which is 7.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 2002. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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