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New Jersey

New Jersey: Legislative Spending Agendas
113th Congress, First Session


 

Name Party Increase Decrease Net Spending Agenda # of Increases # of Decreases
Menendez, Robert D $48,159 ($13) $48,146 37 1
             
Frelinghuysen, Rodney R $2,102 ($678) $1,424 11 3
Garrett, Scott R $1,949 ($135,592) ($133,643) 11 7
Holt, Rush D $1,408,124 ($16,359) $1,391,765 116 5
Lance, Leonard R $20,481 ($4,310) $16,171 24 10
LoBiondo, Frank R $16,923 ($9,728) $7,195 23 5
Pallone, Frank D $66,972 ($6,255) $60,717 30 3
Pascrell, Bill D $57,188 ($6,252) $50,936 32 2
Payne, Donald D $53,702 ($16,243) $37,459 76 3
Runyan, Jon R $17,158 ($11,546) $5,612 30 5
Sires, Albio D $76,929 ($6,243) $70,686 47 2
Smith, Christopher R $5,595 ($670) $4,925 15 2
Average   $157,011 ($19,443) $137,568 38 4

 

  • All but one Member of New Jersey’s Congressional delegation supported legislation that would, on net, increase the size of the federal budget.
  • Congressman Scott Garrett’s agenda would decrease federal spending by $133.6 billion; his was the 44th lowest net total in the House.
  • Congressman Rush Holt supported legislation that would, on net, increase federal spending by $1.39 trillion. Only 7 other Representatives in the House sponsored a larger legislative agenda.
  • In comparison, the average U.S. House Member sponsored just under $145 billion in net increases.

The full report contains lots of other data points, including the cost of all bills introduced in each Chamber and a look at fiscally-related member caucuses such as the Tea Party Caucus.

Resources:

National Taxpayers Union Foundation
108 North Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
703-683-5700, fax: 703-683-5722, e-mail: ntuf@ntu.org
www.ntu.org/ntuf
This report should not be construed as an attempt to aid or hinder the passage of any bill before Congress or as reflecting on a Member’s fitness to serve.