Rep. William Hughes

Former Representative from New Jersey’s 2nd District, Democrat

Hughes, a Democrat, was the representative for New Jersey's 2nd congressional district from 1975 to 1994.


Our unique analysis of the bills Hughes sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1994. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hughes is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Hughes was the primary sponsor of 26 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hughes sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (19%) Commerce (18%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) Law (13%) Social Welfare (10%) Labor and Employment (10%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1975 to Nov 1994, Hughes missed 228 of 10,594 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. This is better than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1994. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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