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Rep. Peter Rodino Jr.

Former Representative for New Jersey’s 10th District

Rodino was the representative for New Jersey’s 10th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1949 to 1988.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Rodino is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1988 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Rodino sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1983 to Oct 22, 1988. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

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

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Does 73 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

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 at least about half 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%) Finance and Financial Sector (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.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: