Andrews was the representative for New Jersey’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1990 to 2014.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
In 2013 Andrews was investigated for improper use of campaign funds for personal use. The House Committee on Ethics established an independent subcommittee. In 2014, Andrews resigned from Congress and House Committee on Ethics' jurisdiction over the member ended.
|Apr. 2, 2012||House Office of Congressional Ethics recommended further review|
|Mar. 19, 2013||House Committee on Ethics established an independent subcommittee|
|Feb. 4, 2014||Andrews resigned from Congress effect Feb. 18, 2014.|
|Jan. 2, 2015||House Committee on Ethics reported that the member's resignation ended the committee's jurisdiction.|
Read our 2013 Report Card for Andrews.
Andrews is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014 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 Andrews sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 11, 2014. See full analysis methodology.
Andrews was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2183 (106th): Church Plan Parity and Entanglement Prevention Act of 1999
- H.R. 2475 (102nd): To designate the United States courthouse being constructed at 400 Cooper Street in Camden, New Jersey, as the “Mitchell H. Cohen United States Courthouse”.
Does 2 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).
Andrews sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Andrews’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3729 (113th): Korean Immigration Commemorative Coin Act
- H.R. 3552 (113th): Emergency Response Improvement Act
- H.R. 3551 (113th): Railway Inspection and Transparency Act
- H.R. 3001 (113th): 21st Century Pest Management Records Act
- H.Con.Res. 46 (113th): Urging the Government of Taiwan to grant former President Chen Shui-bian medical ...
- H.R. 1991 (113th): To require the Secretary of Education to verify that individuals have made ...
- H.J.Res. 43 (113th): Removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment.
From Jan 1991 to Feb 2014, Andrews missed 846 of 15,066 roll call votes, which is 5.6%. This is much worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Feb 2014. 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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
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