Rep. Matthew Rinaldo

Former Representative from New Jersey’s 7th District, Republican

Rinaldo, a Republican, was the representative for New Jersey's 7th congressional district from 1983 to 1992.

He was previously the representative for New Jersey's 12th congressional district (1973-1982).


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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Rinaldo is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Rinaldo sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (17%) Social Welfare (16%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (14%) Taxation (14%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Economics and Public Finance (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1973 to Oct 1992, Rinaldo missed 324 of 10,550 roll call votes, which is 3.1%. This is on par with the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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