Rep. Rush Holt

Former Representative from New Jersey’s 12th District, Democrat

Holt, a Democrat, was the representative for New Jersey's 12th congressional district from 1999 to 2014.



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Holt is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2014 Statistics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Holt for more statistics.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Holt sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (25%) Taxation (19%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (13%) Environmental Protection (12%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Labor and Employment (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1999 to Dec 2014, Holt missed 268 of 10,986 roll call votes, which is 2.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2014. ProPublica has tracked 128 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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