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Rep. Peter Rodino Jr.

Former Representative from New Jersey’s 10th District, Democrat

Rodino, a Democrat, was the representative for New Jersey's 10th congressional district from 1949 to 1988.


Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Rodino 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 1988. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Rodino is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Rodino was the primary sponsor of 73 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Rodino sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (22%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Immigration (14%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) International Affairs (10%) Commerce (9%) Law (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1949 to Oct 1988, Rodino missed 1,781 of 12,274 roll call votes, which is 14.5%. This is much worse than the median of 5.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1988. 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: