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Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen

Representative for New Jersey’s 11th District

Frelinghuysen, a Republican, is the representative for New Jersey's 11th congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 4, 1995. Frelinghuysen is next up for reelection in 2018.

Photo of Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Frelinghuysen.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Americans for Prosperity: 78% The Club for Growth: 69% FreedomWorks: 65% Human Rights Campaign: 48% League of Conservation Voters: 33% American Civil Liberties Union: 11% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 10% NIAC Action: F

Committee Membership

Rodney Frelinghuysen sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Frelinghuysen was the primary sponsor of 13 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 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

Frelinghuysen sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (39%) Emergency Management (22%) Economics and Public Finance (22%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (17%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Frelinghuysen’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 1: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
Nov 16, 2017. Passed 227/205.
The House Republican tax reform bill, H.R. 1 would dramatically reduce corporate and individual income taxes and would increase the deficit by $1.7 trillion over 10 years — — possibly offset by $338 billion saved by repealing the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. #### Impact ...
Nay H.R. 2874: 21st Century Flood Reform Act
Nov 14, 2017. Passed 237/189.
H.R. 2874 reauthorizes the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years, introduces private market competition, and provides programmatic reform to help policyholders. An amendment in the nature of a substitute combines the amended text of H.R. 2874 with six additional Financial Services Committee reported ...
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
No H.R. 36: Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
May 13, 2015. Passed 242/184.
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would ban abortion at 20 weeks and later. The bill includes congressional recognition that an unborn child of 20 weeks has developed pain receptors and responds to painful stimuli as reasoning behind the ban. It creates exceptions in the ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
No H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
No H.R. 3408 (112th): PIONEERS Act
Feb 16, 2012. Passed 237/187.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
Nay H.R. 6532 (110th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to restore the Highway Trust Fund balance.
Jul 23, 2008. Passed 387/37.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to Nov 2017, Frelinghuysen missed 271 of 15,475 roll call votes, which is 1.8%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 67 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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