Rep. Richard Zimmer

Former Representative from New Jersey’s 12th District, Republican

Zimmer, a Republican, was the representative for New Jersey's 12th congressional district from 1991 to 1996.



Our unique analysis of the bills Zimmer 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 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Zimmer is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Zimmer was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was 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

Zimmer sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (20%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) Environmental Protection (14%) Taxation (14%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Law (9%) Agriculture and Food (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1991 to Sep 1996, Zimmer missed 53 of 3,394 roll call votes, which is 1.6%. This is better than the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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