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Rep. Tom Malinowski

Representative for New Jersey’s 7th District

pronounced tom // ma-luh-NOW-skee

Malinowski is the representative for New Jersey’s 7th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2019. Malinowski’s current term ends on Jan 3, 2023.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

Rep. Malinowski is accused of failing to disclose stock transactions made in 2019-2020 as required by law.

Jul. 23, 2021 Office of Congressional Ethics recommended further review by the House Committee on Ethics
Sep. 7, 2021 House Committee on Ethics extended its investigation
Oct. 21, 2021 House Committee on Ethics published the Office of Congressional Ethics Report and Findings and the member's response
Photo of Rep. Tom Malinowski [D-NJ7]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Malinowski 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 ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Malinowski has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Dec 6, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Tom Malinowski sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Malinowski was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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Does 2 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Malinowski sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (30%) Health (14%) Immigration (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Energy (9%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (7%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Malinowski recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Malinowski voted Yea

Malinowski voted Nay

Passed 396/27 on Jun 14, 2022.

Perhaps two Supreme Court justices already picked up fighting tips when Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer once played the violent video game *Postal 2*. # …

Malinowski voted Yea

Passed 361/69 on Mar 9, 2022.

Malinowski voted Nay

Passed 363/70 on Dec 7, 2021.

This is the yearly military spending policy bill, which governs how military and related federal appropriations can be spent under the law. This bill was …

Malinowski voted Nay

Malinowski voted Yea

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due …

Malinowski voted Yea

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Dec 2022, Malinowski missed 10 of 1,898 roll call votes, which is 0.5%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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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Primary Sources

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