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Rep. Richard Zimmer

Former Representative for New Jersey’s 12th District

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

Photo of Rep. Richard Zimmer [R-NJ12, 1991-1996]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Zimmer is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1996 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 Zimmer sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Zimmer was the primary sponsor of 3 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

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%) Agriculture and Food (9%) Law (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

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