Holt was the representative for New Jersey’s 12th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1999 to 2014.
Read our 2014 Report Card for Holt.
Holt 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 Holt sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 11, 2014. See full analysis methodology.
Holt was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1694 (111th): Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Battlefield Protection Act
- H.R. 2000 (111th): To award a Congressional Gold Medal to Dr. Muhammad Yunus, in recognition of his contributions to the fight against global poverty.
- H.R. 146 (111th): Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009
- H.R. 867 (108th): For the relief of Durreshahwar Durreshahwar, Nida Hasan, Asna Hasan, Anum Hasan, and Iqra Hasan.
- H.R. 3248 (107th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 65 North Main Street in Cranbury, New Jersey, as the “Todd Beamer Post Office Building”.
Does 5 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).
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%)
Some of Holt’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5741 (113th): Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2014
- H.R. 5704 (113th): Master Teacher Corps Act
- H.Res. 624 (113th): Recognizing the 350th anniversary of the founding of New Jersey and honoring ...
- H.Res. 587 (113th): Expressing support for internal rebuilding, resettlement, accountability, and reconciliation within Sri Lanka ...
- H.Res. 467 (113th): Expressing support for designation of February 12, 2014, as “Darwin Day” and ...
- H.Con.Res. 76 (113th): Recognizing the significance of the anniversary of the American Association for the ...
- H.R. 3780 (113th): Ocean Energy Safety and Technology Improvement Act of 2013
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. 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.
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