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Rep. Robert Roe

Former Representative for New Jersey’s 8th District

Roe was the representative for New Jersey’s 8th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1969 to 1992.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Roe is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 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 Roe sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Roe was the primary sponsor of 25 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 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

Roe sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (18%) Social Welfare (17%) Science, Technology, Communications (13%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (12%) Environmental Protection (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Health (11%) International Affairs (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Nov 1969 to Oct 1992, Roe missed 1,056 of 11,508 roll call votes, which is 9.2%. This is worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. 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: