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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 is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until 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]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2020 Report Card for Malinowski.

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 Nov 26, 2021. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Human Rights Campaign: 100% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% League of Conservation Voters: 97% The Club for Growth: 12%

Committee Membership

Tom Malinowski sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Malinowski was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Malinowski sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (18%) International Affairs (18%) Immigration (15%) Energy (12%) Transportation and Public Works (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Malinowski voted Nay

Malinowski voted Yea

Passed 379/51 on Oct 19, 2021.

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 2021, Malinowski missed 8 of 1,355 roll call votes, which is 0.6%. This is better than the median of 2.1% 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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: