Rothman was the representative for New Jersey’s 9th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1997 to 2012.
Rothman is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Rothman sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 1, 2013. See full analysis methodology.
Rothman was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 789 (112th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 20 Main Street in Little Ferry, New Jersey, as the “Sergeant Matthew J. Fenton Post ...
- H.R. 5133 (111th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 331 1st Street in Carlstadt, New Jersey, as the “Staff Sergeant Frank T. Carvill and ...
- H.R. 3939 (108th): To redesignate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14-24 Abbott Road in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, as the “Mary Ann Collura Post Office ...
Does 3 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).
Rothman sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (18%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (18%) Health (15%) Education (12%) Sports and Recreation (12%) Emergency Management (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) International Affairs (9%)
Some of Rothman’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 771 (112th): Expressing support for the designation of February 14th as National Solidarity Day ...
- H.R. 5848 (112th): Juror Non-Discrimination Act of 2012
- H.R. 5493 (112th): To renew the temporary suspension of duty on certain artificial filament single ...
- H.R. 5491 (112th): To renew the temporary suspension of duty on certain viscose rayon yarn.
- H.R. 5492 (112th): To renew the temporary suspension of duty on certain twisted yarn of ...
- H.R. 5302 (112th): To extend the temporary suspension of duty on certain artificial filament single ...
- H.R. 5300 (112th): To extend the temporary suspension of duty on certain single yarns of ...
From Jan 1997 to Jan 2013, Rothman missed 529 of 10,969 roll call votes, which is 4.8%. This is worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. 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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