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Rep. Tom MacArthur

Representative for New Jersey’s 3rd District

MacArthur, a Republican, is the representative for New Jersey's 3rd congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 6, 2015. MacArthur is next up for reelection in 2018.

Photo of Rep. Tom MacArthur [R-NJ3]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for MacArthur.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

MacArthur is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 MacArthur has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

United States Chamber of Commerce: 98% Americans for Prosperity: 80% FreedomWorks: 55% Human Rights Campaign: 52% The Club for Growth: 38% League of Conservation Voters: 10% American Civil Liberties Union: 0% NIAC Action: F Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Committee Membership

Tom MacArthur sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

MacArthur sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (25%) Armed Forces and National Security (20%) Health (15%) Emergency Management (15%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (15%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

MacArthur’s Vote Vote Description
No H.R. 3905: Minnesota’s Economic Rights in the Superior National Forest Act
Nov 30, 2017. Passed 216/204.
H.R. 3905 would require Congressional approval for mineral withdrawal and monument designation in National Forest System lands in the Minnesota. The bill would also allow for the renewal of mineral leases in the area and would ensure that future leases remain valid and renewed, consistent ...
Nay H.Con.Res. 71: Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027.
Oct 26, 2017. Passed 216/212.
H. Con. Res. 71 establishes the budget for fiscal year 2018 and the budget levels for fiscal years 2019-2027. Specifically, the resolution sets overall discretionary spending for Fiscal Year 2018 at $1.132 trillion, which includes $621.5 billion for defense discretionary spending and $511 billion in ...
Nay H.R. 511: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015
Nov 17, 2015. Passed 249/177.
No 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 ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Dec 2017, MacArthur missed 30 of 1,998 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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