Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen

Representative from New Jersey’s 11th District, Republican

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

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Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Frelinghuysen.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Frelinghuysen has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Frelinghuysen is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Rodney Frelinghuysen sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Frelinghuysen was the primary sponsor of 11 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%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (22%) Economics and Public Finance (17%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (11%) Emergency Management (11%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Frelinghuysen’s Vote Vote Description
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 May 2017, Frelinghuysen missed 267 of 15,106 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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