Rep. Scott Garrett

Representative from New Jersey’s 5th District, Republican

Garrett, a Republican, has been the representative for New Jersey's 5th congressional district since Jan 7, 2003 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Garrett 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). Garrett is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Garrett for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Scott Garrett sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Garrett sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (46%) Taxation (13%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) International Affairs (11%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (4%) Housing and Community Development (4%) Commerce (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Garrett’s Vote Vote Description
Not Voting S. 1252: Global Food Security Act of 2016
Jul 6, 2016. Passed.
Aye H.R. 4127: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Dec 1, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 33: Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act
Feb 27, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2003 to Dec 2016, Garrett missed 166 of 10,082 roll call votes, which is 1.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 10 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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