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Rep. Millicent Fenwick

Former Representative for New Jersey’s 5th District

Fenwick was the representative for New Jersey’s 5th congressional district and was a Republican. She served from 1975 to 1982.

Photo of Rep. Millicent Fenwick [R-NJ5, 1975-1982]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Fenwick is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 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 Fenwick sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Fenwick was the primary sponsor of 2 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 about one third or more 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

Fenwick sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (20%) Health (20%) Taxation (18%) Social Welfare (13%) Labor and Employment (9%) International Affairs (9%) Private Legislation (7%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1975 to Dec 1982, Fenwick missed 294 of 4,901 roll call votes, which is 6.0%. This is better than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. 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: