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|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Tenure = January 3, 1995-Present
 
|Tenure = January 3, 1995-Present
|Term ends = January 3, 2015
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|Last election = November 6, 2012
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|Last election = [[New Jersey's 11th Congressional District elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Cost per vote 2012 =$6.50
 
|Appointed =
 
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|First elected = November 8, 1994
 
|First elected = November 8, 1994
 
|Term limits =
 
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|Next election = [[United States House of Representatives elections in New Jersey, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Prior office = [[New Jersey General Assembly]]
 
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|Birthday = April 29, 1946
 
|Birthday = April 29, 1946
 
|Place of birth = New York, New York
 
|Place of birth = New York, New York
|Profession = Political staffer
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|Profession = Politician
|Net worth = $47,990,593
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|Net worth = $45,402,595.50
 
|Religion = Episcopalian
 
|Religion = Episcopalian
 
|Office website = http://frelinghuysen.house.gov/
 
|Office website = http://frelinghuysen.house.gov/
 
|Campaign website = http://www.rodneyforcongress.com/
 
|Campaign website = http://www.rodneyforcongress.com/
 
|Personal website =  
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Rodney P. Frelinghuysen''' (b. April 29, 1946) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] from [[New Jersey]]. Frelinghuysen was elected by voters from [[New Jersey's 11th congressional district]]. He ran for re-election in 2012 and won.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 House Race Results"]</ref>
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}}{{tnr}}'''Rodney P. Frelinghuysen''' (b. April 29, 1946, in New York, [[New York|NY]]) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] from [[New Jersey]]. Frelinghuysen was elected by voters from [[New Jersey's 11th Congressional District]].<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'', "2012 House Race Results," accessed November 6, 2012]</ref>
  
Frelinghuysen served in Vietnam with the U.S. Army.  He was a member of the 93rd Engineering Battalion (Construction) stationed in the Mekong Delta.<ref name=bio>[http://frelinghuysen.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=4&sectiontree=4 ''Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, Representing the 11th District of New Jersey'' "Meet Rodney"]</ref>
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Frelinghuysen was first elected to the House in 1994 and is currently serving his 11th consecutive term, having won re-election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014 to represent [[New Jersey's 11th Congressional District elections, 2014|the 11th Congressional District]] of [[New Jersey]].<ref>[http://www.njelections.org/2014-results/2014-unofficial-primary-candidates-house-0328-b.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', "Candidates for House of Representatives," accessed March 31, 2014]</ref> He won the Republican nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014, and went on to defeat [[Mark Dunec]] (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.<ref name=results>[http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/house/new-jersey/#.VFw-7PTF-Pc ''Politico'', "2014 New Jersey House Election Results," accessed November 7, 2014]</ref>
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Frelinghuysen served in Vietnam with the U.S. Army.  He was a member of the 93rd Engineering Battalion (Construction) stationed in the Mekong Delta.<ref name=bio>[http://frelinghuysen.house.gov/meet-rodney/ ''Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, Representing the 11th District of New Jersey'', "Meet Rodney," accessed August 2, 2013]</ref><ref name=about>[http://www.rodneyforcongress.com/about-rodney ''Campaign Website'', "About," accessed August 2, 2013]</ref><ref name=votebio>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/22177/rodney-frelinghuysen#.Ufvr9ZK87oI ''VoteSmart'', "Frelinghuysen bio," accessed August 2, 2013]</ref><ref name=gop>[https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://www.gop.gov/republicans/rodneyfrelinghuysen/bio ''GOP.gov'', "Bio," accessed August 2, 2013]</ref><ref name=njgop>[http://www.njgop.org/rodney-frelinghuysen/ ''NJGOP.org'', "Frelinghuysen," accessed August 2, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Frelinghuysen was born in New York, [[New York]]. He earned a B.A. from Hobart College in 1969, and pursued graduate studies at Trinity College.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=f000372 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "FRELINGHUYSEN, Rodney P., (1946 - )"]</ref>
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Frelinghuysen was born in New York, [[New York]]. He earned a B.A. from Hobart College in 1969 and pursued graduate studies at Trinity College.<ref name=bioguide>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=f000372 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'', "FRELINGHUYSEN, Rodney P., (1946 - )," accessed October 16, 2014]</ref><ref name=bio/><ref name=about/><ref name=votebio/>
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==Career==
 
==Career==
Below is an abbreviated outline of Frelinghuysen's academic, professional and political career:<ref name=bio>[http://frelinghuysen.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=4&sectiontree=4 ''Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, Representing the 11th District of New Jersey'' "Meet Rodney"]</ref> 
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Below is an abbreviated outline of Frelinghuysen's academic, professional and political career:<ref name=bioguide/>
*1974-1983: Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders
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*1995-Present: U.S. Representative from [[New Jersey's 11th Congressional District]]
 
*1983-1994: [[New Jersey General Assembly]]
 
*1983-1994: [[New Jersey General Assembly]]
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*1974-1983: Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders
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**1980: Director of the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders
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*1972: State and federal aid coordinator and administrative assistant to board of chosen freeholders, Morris County, N.J.
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*1969-1971: Served in the United States Army
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*1969: Earned B.A. from Hobart College, Geneva, NY
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
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====2015-2016====
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Frelinghuysen serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk'', "Committee Information," accessed February 20, 2015]</ref>
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations|Appropriations Committee]]
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====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
Frelinghuysen serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"]</ref>
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Frelinghuysen served on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com'', "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013]</ref><ref name=govtrack/><ref name=bio/><ref name=votebio/><ref name=gop/><ref name=njgop/>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations|Appropriations Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations|Appropriations Committee]]
**Subcommittee on Defense
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**Subcommittee on Defense ''Chairman''
**Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development ''Chair''
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**Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development ''Chairman''
 
**Subcommittee on Homeland Security
 
**Subcommittee on Homeland Security
  
 
====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
Frelinghuysen served on the following committees:<ref>[http://frelinghuysen.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=4&sectiontree=4 ''Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, Representing the 11th District of New Jersey'' "Meet Rodney"]</ref>
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Frelinghuysen served on the following committees:<ref name=bio/><ref name=about/>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations|Appropriations Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations|Appropriations Committee]]
 
**Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development (Chairman)
 
**Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development (Chairman)
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**Subcommittee on Homeland Security
 
**Subcommittee on Homeland Security
  
==Issues==
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==Key votes==
===Specific votes===
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===113th Congress===
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===National security===
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====NDAA====
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{{Yea vote}} Frelinghuysen supported HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.<ref name=ns>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/22177/rodney-frelinghuysen?categoryId=61&type=V,S,R,E,F,P#.UknWXBCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart'', "Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen's Voting Records on National Security," accessed September 30, 2013]</ref>
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====DHS Appropriations====
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{{Yea vote}} Frelinghuysen supported HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.<ref name=ns/>
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====Keystone Pipeline Amendment====
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{{Nay vote}}Frelinghuysen opposed House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.<ref name=ns/>
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====CISPA (2013)====
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{{Yea vote}} Frelinghuysen supported HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:h.r.624: ''The Library of Congress'', "Bill Summary & Status - 113th Congress (2013 - 2014) - H.R.624," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref name=ns/>
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====Terror watch list====
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{{Nay vote}} Frelinghuysen voted against an amendment in July 2013 that would have barred people on the FBI's terror watch list from purchasing guns.  He voted with 26 Republicans and two Democrats.  Frelinghuysen defended his vote, explaining, "First of all, anyone who thinks that terrorists will actually purchase their weapons through legal means is not living in the real world. Secondly, the terrorist watch lists are currently a mess — so filled with errors that they include thousands of innocent Americans and once contained the names of Sen. Ted Kennedy and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela."  However, on August 8, 2013, Governor [[Chris Christie]], also a [[New Jersey]] [[Republican]], signed a law that banned terror watch list members from purchasing weapons, citing, "the obligation of government to ensure the safety and security of its people."  Although Christie supported the amendment, he agreed with Frelinghuysen that the list accuracy needed to improve.<ref>[http://www.nj.com/morris/index.ssf/2013/08/frelinghuysen_christie_show_split_on_terror_watch_lists_members_access_to_guns.html ''New Jersey.com'', "Frelinghuysen, Christie split on letting terror watch list members buy guns," accessed August 19, 2013]</ref>
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===Economy===
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====Farm Bill====
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: ''See also: [[United States Farm Bill 2013]]''
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{{Yea vote}}
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Frelinghuysen supported the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013.  The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/22177/rodney-frelinghuysen?categoryId=4&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E#.UknXzRCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart'', "Frelinghuysen on agriculture," accessed September 30, 2013]</ref>  The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/12/us/politics/house-bill-would-split-farm-and-food-stamp-programs.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0 ''New York Times'', "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps," accessed September 17, 2013]</ref>
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====Government shutdown====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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{{Yea vote}} On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.<ref name=clerk>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. [[Harry Reid]] rejected the call to conference.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Frelinghuysen voted for the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref name=clerk/>
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{{Yea vote}} The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|Senate]]. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for [[Obamacare]] subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from [[Republican]] members. Frelinghuysen voted for HR 2775.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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===Immigration===
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====Morton Memos Prohibition====
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{{Yea vote}} Frelinghuysen supported House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.AMDT.136," accessed August 28, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/22177/rodney-frelinghuysen?categoryId=40&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E#.UknYJhCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart'', "Representative Frelinghuysen's Voting Records on Immigration," accessed September 30, 2013]</ref>
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===Healthcare===
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====Repealing Obamacare====
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{{Yea vote}} Frelinghuysen supported all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/22177/rodney-frelinghuysen?categoryId=38&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E,E#.UknYbRCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart'', "Representative Frelinghuysen's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Healthcare," accessed September 30, 2013]</ref>
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===Social issues===
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===House vote on abortion ban===
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{{House abortion ban GOP vote|Name=Frelinghuysen}}<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/22177/rodney-frelinghuysen#.Ufvoj5K87oK ''Project Vote Smart'', "Frelinghuysen," accessed August 2, 2013]</ref><ref name=votes>[http://projects.washingtonpost.com/congress/members/F000372 ''Washington Post'', "Key votes," accessed August 2, 2013]</ref>
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===Government affairs===
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====HR 676====
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===Previous congressional sessions===
 
====Fiscal Cliff====
 
====Fiscal Cliff====
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Frelinghuysen voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was one of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
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Frelinghuysen voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was 1 of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'', "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/22177/rodney-frelinghuysen?categoryId=&type=V,S,R,F,P&p=3#.UfvrTpK87oI ''Project Vote Smart'', "Frelinghuysen," accessed August 2, 2013]</ref><ref name=votes/>
  
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===On The Issues Vote Match===
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[[File:s020_070.gif|right|290px|thumb|Rodney Frelinghuysen's Vote Match results from ''On The Issues''.]]
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:: ''See also: [[On The Issues Vote Match]]''
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''On The Issues'' conducts a [http://www.ontheissues.org/Quiz/Quiz2012.asp?quiz=Pres2012 VoteMatch] analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Frelinghuysen is a '''Populist-Leaning Conservative.''' Frelinghuysen received a score of 20 percent on social issues and 73 percent on economic issues.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
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{{Ontheissues vote quiz|Name= Frelinghuysen |Date=2014|Ref=<ref name="ontheissues">[http://House.OnTheIssues.org/NJ/Rodney_Frelinghuysen.htm ''On The Issues'', "Rodney Frelinghuysen Vote Match," accessed June 18, 2014]</ref>
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|Abortion= Opposes
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|Hiring= Favors
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|Marriage= Strongly Favors
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|God= Strongly Favors
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|ObamaCare=Opposes
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|Social Security= Strongly Favors
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|School Choice= Favors
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|Animals=Strongly Opposes
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|Crime= Strongly Favors
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|Guns= Neutral
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|Taxes=Strongly Opposes
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|Citizenship=Opposes
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|Free Trade= Strongly Favors
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|United Nations=Strongly Favors
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|Military=Favors
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|Campaign Funds= Favors
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|Iran=Strongly Opposes
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|Energy=Favors
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|Marijuana=Favors
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===Endorsement of Steve Lonegan===
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Frelinghuysen endorsed Republican [[Steve Lonegan]] in the [[United States Senate special election in New Jersey, 2013|special election]] on October 16, 2013, to fill the late [[Frank Lautenberg]]'s senate seat.  Lonegan won the Republican primary and was defeated by Democrat [[Cory Booker]] on October 16, 2013.<ref>[http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/08/13/2452301/nj-lonegan-koch-brothers/ ''Think Progress'', "New Jersey Republicans Nominate Koch Brothers Operative For Senate," accessed August 19, 2013]</ref>
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===House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee===
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Frelinghuysen took over as chair of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee.  The previous chair was [[C. W. Bill Young]].  Young died in office on October 18, 2013.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/rodney-frelinghuysen-expected-to-head-house-defense-panel-98691.html#.UmezGGLHqGo.twitter ''Politico'', "Rodney Frelinghuysen expected to head House defense panel," accessed October 23, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://frelinghuysen.house.gov/top-news/frelinghuysen-statement-defense-appropriations-subcommittee-chairmanship/ ''Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, Representing the 11th District of New Jersey'', "Frelinghuysen is New Chairman of House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee," accessed August 4, 2014]</ref>
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===Political positions===
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====Syria intervention====
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: ''See also: [[United States involvement in Syria]]''
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On September 3, 2013, Frelinghuysen said he would not support military strikes on Syria unless Obama could prove that the strikes would lead to an end to Syria's civil war.  He said, "While I am horrified by the deaths of so many innocent men, women and children, I want to know how the president's strategic plans will change the course of this civil war. I cannot support any authorization unless and until my questions are answered fully."<ref>[http://www.njherald.com/story/23331968/frelinghuysen-wants-more-from-obama ''New Jersey Herald'', "Frelinghuysen wants more from Obama on Syria," accessed September 4, 2013]</ref>
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Frelinghuysen elaborated, "I found the people in my district did not want to us to intervene. I think they are horrified but I am not sure that limited military strikes are going to accomplish whatever President Obama has in the way of a strategic plan. I don’t see it. I don’t think there is a great partisan divide. I think people just want to know what the president’s plan is."<ref name=syria>[http://www.njjewishnews.com/article/18424/rodney-frelinghuysen-skeptical-on-bombing-syria#.Ujh3YD-mUrg ''New Jersey Jewish News'', "Rodney Frelinghuysen skeptical on bombing Syria," accessed September 17, 2013]</ref>
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====Israel trip====
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Frelinghuysen went to Israel for the first time in 12 years in September 2013.  While there, he met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  Frelinghuysen expressed concern for Israel if Iran were to obtain nuclear weapons.  He said, "I think the most immediate threat to Israel’s survival is what is happening in Iran in terms of its nuclear capacity. I feel they are hell-bent on doing that, no matter what else is happening on the world stage. They have missile capacity, and hopefully the marriage of their missiles and their nuclear arms will not happen, but in reality, I think it will happen."<ref name=syria/>
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He also commented on Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhan.  He said, "From the briefings we have had, I think he has an aura of having a more worldly view of things. But I heard he has a pretty sordid past and we shouldn’t take his words at face value."
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“The people I’ve talked to think he is highly anti-Semitic, and he has been involved in activities that have led to people’s deaths and disappearances. So I don’t see him as particularly trustworthy, although I know a whole group of Republicans who feels he represents a new generation and new opportunity.”<ref name=syria/>
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====Budget debate====
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:''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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Frelinghuysen released a statement blaming Democrats for the government shutdown on October 1, 2013.  He said, "The House has now approved multiple government appropriation bills, known as Continuing Resolutions, which would have fully funded the operations of the federal government until December 15. Unfortunately, the Senate, with the encouragement of the President, has rejected all House offers to keep the government open for business."  He added, "I hope the President will agree to join with us to end the shutdown and delay the implementation of the worst aspects of the President’s new health care law."<ref>[http://www.njherald.com/story/23577528/2013/10/01/garrett-blames-obama-democrats-for-shutdown ''New Jersey Herald'', "Garrett, Frelinghuysen blame Obama, Democrats for shutdown," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref>  Frelinghuysen was named to a bi-partisan conference committee of the House and Senate.  The committee met to find a compromise and end the shutdown.<ref name=hills>[http://newjerseyhills.com/the_citizen/news/government-shutdown-delay-in-obamacare-supported-by-lance-frelinghuysen/article_187aeb5a-2adb-11e3-bd3f-001a4bcf887a.html ''New Jersey Hills'', "Government shutdown, delay in Obamacare supported by Lance, Frelinghuysen," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> 
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Frelinghuysen was not happy about the shutdown, although he thought it was appropriate for the spending bill to have Obamacare attached to it. He said, "When you take over one-sixth of the American economy (health care costs) and hand it to the federal government, that’s major stuff.  I’m not against healthcare reform but there have been so many problems."  He also realized that the shutdown reflected poorly on Congress. He added, "There is a whole new group, mostly on our side (Republicans) who don’t remember as I do how public perception in Congress was better in 1995."<ref name=hills/>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[New Jersey's 11th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
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In 2014, Frelinghuysen won [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in New Jersey, 2014|New Jersey's]] [[New Jersey's 11th Congressional District elections, 2014|11th District]]. Frelinghuysen won the Republican nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014, and defeated [[Mark Dunec]] (D) in the general election.<ref name=results>[http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/house/new-jersey/#.VFw-7PTF-Pc ''Politico'', "2014 New Jersey House Election Results," accessed November 7, 2014]</ref> {{Nov2014genelection}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
::''See also: [[New Jersey's 11th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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::''See also: [[New Jersey's 11th Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
Frelinghuysen ran for re-election in 2012. He was unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Democrat [[John Arvanites]] in the November 6 general election.<ref>[http://www.nj.gov/state/elections/election-results/2012-unofficial-primary-candidates-us-senate-0402-906.pdf ''NJ.gov'' "U.S. Senate Primary Candidates," Accessed April 2, 2012]</ref>
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Frelinghuysen ran for re-election in 2012. He was unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Democrat [[John Arvanites]] in the November 6 general election.<ref>[http://www.nj.gov/state/elections/election-results/2012-unofficial-primary-candidates-us-senate-0402-906.pdf ''NJ.gov'', "U.S. Senate Primary Candidates," accessed April 2, 2012] ''([[dead link]])''</ref>
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===Fundraising events===
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The below chart from [http://members-of-congress.findthebest.com/l/434/Rodney-P-Frelinghuysen Find The Best] tracks the fundraising events Frelinghuysen attends.
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===Comprehensive donor history===
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
|Name=Frelinghuysen
 
|Name=Frelinghuysen
 
|Editdate=April 23, 2013
 
|Editdate=April 23, 2013
 
|year=2000
 
|year=2000
|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00000684&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Career Fundraising for Rodney Frelinghuysen," Accessed April 23, 2013]</ref>
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00000684&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Career Fundraising for Rodney Frelinghuysen," accessed April 23, 2013]</ref>
 
|party=Republican
 
|party=Republican
 
|totalraised2012=1101627
 
|totalraised2012=1101627
 
|result2012=Won
 
|result2012=Won
|office2012=US House (New Jersey, [[New Jersey's 11th congressional district{{!}}District 11]])
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|office2012=US House (New Jersey, [[New Jersey's 11th Congressional District{{!}}District 11]])
 
|totalraised2010=1044840
 
|totalraised2010=1044840
 
|result2010=Won
 
|result2010=Won
|office2010=US House (New Jersey, [[New Jersey's 11th congressional district{{!}}District 11]])
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|office2010=US House (New Jersey, [[New Jersey's 11th Congressional District{{!}}District 11]])
 
|totalraised2008=1084231
 
|totalraised2008=1084231
 
|result2008=Won
 
|result2008=Won
|office2008=US House (New Jersey, [[New Jersey's 11th congressional district{{!}}District 11]])
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|office2008=US House (New Jersey, [[New Jersey's 11th Congressional District{{!}}District 11]])
 
|totalraised2006=1054826
 
|totalraised2006=1054826
 
|result2006=Won
 
|result2006=Won
|office2006=US House (New Jersey, [[New Jersey's 11th congressional district{{!}}District 11]])
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|office2006=US House (New Jersey, [[New Jersey's 11th Congressional District{{!}}District 11]])
 
|totalraised2004=942790
 
|totalraised2004=942790
 
|result2004=Won
 
|result2004=Won
|office2004=US House (New Jersey, [[New Jersey's 11th congressional district{{!}}District 11]])
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|office2004=US House (New Jersey, [[New Jersey's 11th Congressional District{{!}}District 11]])
 
|total2002=772996
 
|total2002=772996
 
|result2002=Won
 
|result2002=Won
|office2002=US House (New Jersey, [[New Jersey's 11th congressional district{{!}}District 11]])
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|office2002=US House (New Jersey, [[New Jersey's 11th Congressional District{{!}}District 11]])
 
|total2000=726873
 
|total2000=726873
 
|result2000=Won
 
|result2000=Won
|office2000=US House (New Jersey, [[New Jersey's 11th congressional district{{!}}District 11]])
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|office2000=US House (New Jersey, [[New Jersey's 11th Congressional District{{!}}District 11]])
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===2014===
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{{Rodney Frelinghuysen 2014 FEC}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
[[File:Rodney Frelinghuysen 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Frelinghuysen's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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Frelinghuysen won election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Frelinghuysen's campaign committee raised a total of $1,101,628 and spent $1,184,498.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00000684&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'', "Rodney Frelinghuysen 2012 Election Cycle," accessed February 26, 2013]</ref>
Frelinghuysen won election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Frelinghuysen's campaign committee raised a total of $1,101,628 and spent $1,184,498.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00000684&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Rodney Frelinghuysen 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 26, 2013]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
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Frelinghuysen spent $6.50 per vote received in 2012.
  
 
{{Congress donor box 2012
 
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|party = Republican
 
|party = Republican
 
|total raised = $1,101,628
 
|total raised = $1,101,628
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|inddonor5 = $46,275
 
|inddonor5 = $46,275
 
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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[File:Rodney Frelinghuysen 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|left|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Frelinghuysen's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]}}
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
[[File:Rodney_Frelinghuysen_2010_Donor_Breakdown.png‎‎|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Frelinghuysen's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]] Frelinghuysen was re-elected to the [[U.S. House]] in 2010 for a ninth term. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,044,840 and spent $1,104,388.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2010&cid=N00000684&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Rodney Frelinghuysen 2010 Election Data," Accessed December 1, 2011]</ref>
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Frelinghuysen was re-elected to the [[U.S. House]] in 2010 for a ninth term. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,044,840 and spent $1,104,388.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2010&cid=N00000684&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Rodney Frelinghuysen 2010 Election Data," accessed December 1, 2011]</ref>
  
 
{{Congress donor box 2010
 
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|party = Republican
 
|party = Republican
 
|total raised = $1,044,840
 
|total raised = $1,044,840
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|inddonor4 = $48,950
 
|inddonor4 = $48,950
 
|inddonor5 = $46,000
 
|inddonor5 = $46,000
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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[File:Rodney_Frelinghuysen_2010_Donor_Breakdown.png‎‎|left|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Frelinghuysen's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]}}
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==Personal Gain Index==
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[[File:Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png|right|200px|link=Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]
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::''See also: [[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''<br>
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The '''[[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''' is a two-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the [[United States Congress|U.S. Congress]] have prospered during their tenure as public servants. <br>
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It consists of two different metrics:
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*[[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)|Changes in Net Worth]]
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*[[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Donation Concentration Metric]]
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===PGI: Change in net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)]] and [[Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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Based on [[Household net worth (Member of Congress)|congressional financial disclosure forms]] and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Frelinghuysen's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $20,908,191 and $69,897,000. That averages to '''$45,402,595.50''', which is higher than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Frelinghuysen ranked as the 14th most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[https://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00000684&year=2012 ''Open Secrets'', "Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref> Between 2004 and 2012, Frelinghuysen's calculated net worth<ref>This figure represents the average annual percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below) to 2012, divided by the number of years calculated.</ref> decreased by an average of 3 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.<ref>This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.</ref>
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|Average 0 = 60383088
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|2010 =42900594.00
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|2011 = 47990593.00
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|2012 = 45402595
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===PGI: Donation Concentration Metric===
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:: ''See also: [[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)]]''
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Filings required by the [[Federal Election Commission]] report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Frelinghuysen received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the ''Retired'' industry.
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From 1989 - 2014, '''25.27 percent of Frelinghuysen's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.'''<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00000684&cycle=Career ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen," accessed September 25, 2014]</ref>
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{{Cong career industries
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 10133216
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|total spent = 9590500
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|ind1 = Retired
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|ind2 = Pharmaceuticals/Health Products
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|ind3 = Lobbyists
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|ind4 = Lawyers/Law Firms
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|ind5 = Securities & Investment
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|inddonor1 = 782759
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|inddonor2 = 630843
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|inddonor3 = 400052
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|inddonor4 = 376024
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|inddonor5 = 371200
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
  
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Frelinghuysen is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Republican]]," as of June 19, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/rodney_frelinghuysen/400142 ''Gov Track'' "Rodney Frelinghuysen," Accessed June 19, 2013]</ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Frelinghuysen was a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Republican]]" as of July 2014.<ref name=govtrack>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/rodney_frelinghuysen/400142 ''GovTrack'', "Rodney Frelinghuysen," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref> This was the same rating Frelinghuysen received in June 2013.
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===Like-minded colleagues===
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The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400142_Rodney_Frelinghuysen ''OpenCongress'', "Rodney Frelinghuysen," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref>
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*{{reddot}} [[Steve Womack]]
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*{{bluedot}} [[John Barrow]]
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Frelinghuysen least often votes with:
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*{{reddot}} [[Walter Jones]]
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*{{bluedot}} [[James McGovern]]
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===Lifetime voting record===
 
===Lifetime voting record===
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Frelinghuysen missed 242 of 12,401 roll call votes from January 2009 to April 2013.  This amounts to 2%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/rodney_frelinghuysen/400142 ''GovTrack,'' "Frelinghuysen," Accessed April 10, 2013]</ref>
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Frelinghuysen missed 251 of 13,417 roll call votes from January 1995 to July 2014.  This amounts to 1.9 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.<ref name=govtrack/>
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===Congressional staff salaries===
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Frelinghuysen paid his congressional staff a total of $644,088 in 2011. Overall, [[New Jersey]] ranks 42nd in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Rodney_Frelinghuysen.html ''LegiStorm'', "Rodney Frelinghuysen," Accessed October 2, 2012]</ref>
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Frelinghuysen paid his congressional staff a total of $644,088 in 2011. Overall, [[New Jersey]] ranked 42nd in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Rodney_Frelinghuysen.html ''LegiStorm'', "Rodney Frelinghuysen," accessed October 2, 2012]</ref>
 
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===Net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2011====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Frelinghuysen's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $21,655,186 to $74,326,000. That averages to $47,990,593, which is higher than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00000684&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'' "Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ), 2011," accessed February 14, 2013]</ref>
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====2010====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Frelinghuysen's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $20,350,188 to $65,451,000. Averaging to a net worth of $42,900,594 which is higher than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00000684&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Rodney Frelinghuysen (D-NJ), 2010," Accessed October 2, 2012]</ref>
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===National Journal vote ratings===
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.
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====2013====
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Frelinghuysen ranked 207th in the liberal rankings in 2013. Although he is a Republican, Frelinghuysen's liberal ranking was higher than his conservative ranking.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2013-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref>
  
 
====2012====
 
====2012====
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Frelinghuysen ranked 196th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 6, 2013]</ref>
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Frelinghuysen ranked 196th in the conservative rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed March 6, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====2011====
 
====2011====
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year.  Frelinghuysen was tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives ranking 206th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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Frelinghuysen ranked 206th in the conservative rankings in 2011.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal'', "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012]</ref>
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===Voting with party===
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The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.
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====2014====
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{{Congress vote percent
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|rank= 208th
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===Percentage voting with party===
 
 
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|rank=214th
 
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Frelinghuysen resides in Harding Township, New Jersey, with his wife, Virginia.  He has two daughters.<ref>[http://frelinghuysen.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=4&sectiontree=4 ''Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, Representing the 11th District of New Jersey'' "Meet Rodney"]</ref>
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Frelinghuysen is affiliated with the Liberty & Prosperity PAC.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00000684 ''Open Secrets'', "Felinghuysen," accessed August 26, 2013]</ref> He lists his religious affiliation as Episcopalian.<ref>[http://www.pewforum.org/files/2012/11/113-congress-relig-affil.pdf ''The Pew Forum'', "The religious affiliation of each member of Congress," accessed October 16, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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==See also==
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*[[United States House of Representatives]]
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*[[New Jersey's 11th Congressional District elections, 2014]]
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*[[New Jersey's 11th Congressional District]]
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==External links==
 
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Rodney Frelinghuysen
Rodney Frelinghuysen.jpg
U.S. House, New Jersey, District 11
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1995-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 20
PartyRepublican
PredecessorDean Gallo (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Cost per vote$6.50 in 2012
First electedNovember 8, 1994
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$5,228,314
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Jersey General Assembly
1983-1994
Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders
1974-1983
Education
Bachelor'sHobart College
Master'sTrinity College (no degree earned)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1969-1971
Personal
Date of birthApril 29, 1946
Place of birthNew York, New York
ProfessionPolitician
Net worth$45,402,595.50
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
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Rodney P. Frelinghuysen (b. April 29, 1946, in New York, NY) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New Jersey. Frelinghuysen was elected by voters from New Jersey's 11th Congressional District.[1]

Frelinghuysen was first elected to the House in 1994 and is currently serving his 11th consecutive term, having won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014 to represent the 11th Congressional District of New Jersey.[2] He won the Republican nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014, and went on to defeat Mark Dunec (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[3]

Frelinghuysen served in Vietnam with the U.S. Army. He was a member of the 93rd Engineering Battalion (Construction) stationed in the Mekong Delta.[4][5][6][7][8]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Frelinghuysen is a more moderate right of center Republican Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Republican Party line more than his fellow members.

Biography

Frelinghuysen was born in New York, New York. He earned a B.A. from Hobart College in 1969 and pursued graduate studies at Trinity College.[9][4][5][6]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Frelinghuysen's academic, professional and political career:[9]

  • 1995-Present: U.S. Representative from New Jersey's 11th Congressional District
  • 1983-1994: New Jersey General Assembly
  • 1974-1983: Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders
    • 1980: Director of the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders
  • 1972: State and federal aid coordinator and administrative assistant to board of chosen freeholders, Morris County, N.J.
  • 1969-1971: Served in the United States Army
  • 1969: Earned B.A. from Hobart College, Geneva, NY

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2015-2016

Frelinghuysen serves on the following committees:[10]

2013-2014

Frelinghuysen served on the following committees:[11][12][4][6][7][8]

  • Appropriations Committee
    • Subcommittee on Defense Chairman
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development Chairman
    • Subcommittee on Homeland Security

2011-2012

Frelinghuysen served on the following committees:[4][5]

  • Appropriations Committee
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development (Chairman)
    • Subcommittee on Defense
    • Subcommittee on Homeland Security

Key votes

113th Congress

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The second session of the 113th Congress enacted into law 114 out of the 3,036 introduced bills (3.8 percent). Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 4.2 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the second session.[13] For more information pertaining to Frelinghuysen's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[14]

National security

NDAA

Yea3.png Frelinghuysen supported HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[15]

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Frelinghuysen supported HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[15]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Nay3.pngFrelinghuysen opposed House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[15]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Frelinghuysen supported HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[16] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[15]

Terror watch list

Nay3.png Frelinghuysen voted against an amendment in July 2013 that would have barred people on the FBI's terror watch list from purchasing guns. He voted with 26 Republicans and two Democrats. Frelinghuysen defended his vote, explaining, "First of all, anyone who thinks that terrorists will actually purchase their weapons through legal means is not living in the real world. Secondly, the terrorist watch lists are currently a mess — so filled with errors that they include thousands of innocent Americans and once contained the names of Sen. Ted Kennedy and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela." However, on August 8, 2013, Governor Chris Christie, also a New Jersey Republican, signed a law that banned terror watch list members from purchasing weapons, citing, "the obligation of government to ensure the safety and security of its people." Although Christie supported the amendment, he agreed with Frelinghuysen that the list accuracy needed to improve.[17]

Economy

Farm Bill

See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Yea3.png Frelinghuysen supported the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[18] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[19]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[20] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[21] Frelinghuysen voted for the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[20]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[22] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Frelinghuysen voted for HR 2775.[23]

Immigration


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Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png Frelinghuysen supported House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[24] The vote largely followed party lines.[25]

Healthcare

Repealing Obamacare

Yea3.png Frelinghuysen supported all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[26]

Social issues

House vote on abortion ban

Nay3.png On June 18, 2013, the House voted 228-196, mostly along party lines, to approve a ban on late-term abortions, or abortions occurring after 20 weeks of pregnancy[27][28] A number of members crossed over party lines in their votes. The vote was largely symbolic as the Senate is not expected to take up the bill and the White House has threatened to veto the legislation.[29] Frelinghuysen was one of six Republican members who voted against the ban.[30][31]

Government affairs

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five RepublicansThomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas—voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[32] Frelinghuysen joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[33][34]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Yea3.png Frelinghuysen voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[35][36][31]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Rodney Frelinghuysen's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Frelinghuysen is a Populist-Leaning Conservative. Frelinghuysen received a score of 20 percent on social issues and 73 percent on economic issues.[37]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[38]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Favors Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Neutral Human needs over animal rights Strongly Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Favors
Support & expand free trade Strongly Favors Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Favors Expand the military Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Opposes Stay out of Iran Strongly Opposes
Privatize Social Security Strongly Favors Never legalize marijuana Favors
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[37] If you notice the rating has changed, email us.

Endorsement of Steve Lonegan

Frelinghuysen endorsed Republican Steve Lonegan in the special election on October 16, 2013, to fill the late Frank Lautenberg's senate seat. Lonegan won the Republican primary and was defeated by Democrat Cory Booker on October 16, 2013.[39]

House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee

Frelinghuysen took over as chair of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee. The previous chair was C. W. Bill Young. Young died in office on October 18, 2013.[40][41]

Political positions

Syria intervention

See also: United States involvement in Syria

On September 3, 2013, Frelinghuysen said he would not support military strikes on Syria unless Obama could prove that the strikes would lead to an end to Syria's civil war. He said, "While I am horrified by the deaths of so many innocent men, women and children, I want to know how the president's strategic plans will change the course of this civil war. I cannot support any authorization unless and until my questions are answered fully."[42]

Frelinghuysen elaborated, "I found the people in my district did not want to us to intervene. I think they are horrified but I am not sure that limited military strikes are going to accomplish whatever President Obama has in the way of a strategic plan. I don’t see it. I don’t think there is a great partisan divide. I think people just want to know what the president’s plan is."[43]

Israel trip

Frelinghuysen went to Israel for the first time in 12 years in September 2013. While there, he met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Frelinghuysen expressed concern for Israel if Iran were to obtain nuclear weapons. He said, "I think the most immediate threat to Israel’s survival is what is happening in Iran in terms of its nuclear capacity. I feel they are hell-bent on doing that, no matter what else is happening on the world stage. They have missile capacity, and hopefully the marriage of their missiles and their nuclear arms will not happen, but in reality, I think it will happen."[43]

He also commented on Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhan. He said, "From the briefings we have had, I think he has an aura of having a more worldly view of things. But I heard he has a pretty sordid past and we shouldn’t take his words at face value."

“The people I’ve talked to think he is highly anti-Semitic, and he has been involved in activities that have led to people’s deaths and disappearances. So I don’t see him as particularly trustworthy, although I know a whole group of Republicans who feels he represents a new generation and new opportunity.”[43]

Budget debate

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Frelinghuysen released a statement blaming Democrats for the government shutdown on October 1, 2013. He said, "The House has now approved multiple government appropriation bills, known as Continuing Resolutions, which would have fully funded the operations of the federal government until December 15. Unfortunately, the Senate, with the encouragement of the President, has rejected all House offers to keep the government open for business." He added, "I hope the President will agree to join with us to end the shutdown and delay the implementation of the worst aspects of the President’s new health care law."[44] Frelinghuysen was named to a bi-partisan conference committee of the House and Senate. The committee met to find a compromise and end the shutdown.[45]

Frelinghuysen was not happy about the shutdown, although he thought it was appropriate for the spending bill to have Obamacare attached to it. He said, "When you take over one-sixth of the American economy (health care costs) and hand it to the federal government, that’s major stuff. I’m not against healthcare reform but there have been so many problems." He also realized that the shutdown reflected poorly on Congress. He added, "There is a whole new group, mostly on our side (Republicans) who don’t remember as I do how public perception in Congress was better in 1995."[45]

Elections

2014

See also: New Jersey's 11th Congressional District elections, 2014

In 2014, Frelinghuysen won re-election to the U.S. House to represent New Jersey's 11th District. Frelinghuysen won the Republican nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014, and defeated Mark Dunec (D) in the general election.[3] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, New Jersey District 11 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRodney Frelinghuysen Incumbent 62.6% 109,455
     Democratic Mark Dunec 37.4% 65,477
Total Votes 174,932
Source: New Jersey Division of Elections
U.S. House, New Jersey District 11 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRodney Frelinghuysen Incumbent 66.7% 15,697
Rick Van Glahn 33.3% 7,828
Total Votes 23,525
Source: New Jersey Division of Elections - Official Election Results

2012

See also: New Jersey's 11th Congressional District elections, 2012

Frelinghuysen ran for re-election in 2012. He was unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Democrat John Arvanites in the November 6 general election.[46]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 11 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic John Arvanites 40% 123,897
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRodney Frelinghuysen Incumbent 58.8% 182,237
     Independent Barry Berlin 1.2% 3,725
Total Votes 309,859
Source: New Jersey Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Frelinghuysen attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Frelinghuysen is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Frelinghuysen raised a total of $5,228,314 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 23, 2013.[56]

Rodney Frelinghuysen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (New Jersey, District 11) Won $1,101,627
2010 US House (New Jersey, District 11) Won $1,044,840
2008 US House (New Jersey, District 11) Won $1,084,231
2006 US House (New Jersey, District 11) Won $1,054,826
2004 US House (New Jersey, District 11) Won $942,790
Grand Total Raised $5,228,314


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2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Frelinghuysen's reports.[57]

2012

Frelinghuysen won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Frelinghuysen's campaign committee raised a total of $1,101,628 and spent $1,184,498.[67]

Cost per vote

Frelinghuysen spent $6.50 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Frelinghuysen was re-elected to the U.S. House in 2010 for a ninth term. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,044,840 and spent $1,104,388.[68]


Personal Gain Index

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See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a two-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of two different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Frelinghuysen's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $20,908,191 and $69,897,000. That averages to $45,402,595.50, which is higher than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Frelinghuysen ranked as the 14th most wealthy representative in 2012.[69] Between 2004 and 2012, Frelinghuysen's calculated net worth[70] decreased by an average of 3 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[71]

Rodney Frelinghuysen Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$60,383,088
2012$45,402,595
Growth from 2004 to 2012:-25%
Average annual growth:-3%[72]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[73]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Frelinghuysen received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Retired industry.

From 1989 - 2014, 25.27 percent of Frelinghuysen's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[74]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Rodney Frelinghuysen Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $10,133,216
Total Spent $9,590,500
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$782,759
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$630,843
Lobbyists$400,052
Lawyers/Law Firms$376,024
Securities & Investment$371,200
% total in top industry7.72%
% total in top two industries13.95%
% total in top five industries25.27%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Frelinghuysen was a "centrist Republican" as of July 2014.[12] This was the same rating Frelinghuysen received in June 2013.

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[75]

Frelinghuysen most often votes with:

Frelinghuysen least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Frelinghuysen missed 251 of 13,417 roll call votes from January 1995 to July 2014. This amounts to 1.9 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[12]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Frelinghuysen paid his congressional staff a total of $644,088 in 2011. Overall, New Jersey ranked 42nd in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[76]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Frelinghuysen ranked 207th in the liberal rankings in 2013. Although he is a Republican, Frelinghuysen's liberal ranking was higher than his conservative ranking.[77]

2012

Frelinghuysen ranked 196th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[78]

2011

Frelinghuysen ranked 206th in the conservative rankings in 2011.[79]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Frelinghuysen voted with the Republican Party 90.1 percent of the time, which ranked 208th among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2014.[80]

2013

Frelinghuysen voted with the Republican Party 90.9 percent of the time, which ranked 214th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[81]

Personal

Frelinghuysen is affiliated with the Liberty & Prosperity PAC.[82] He lists his religious affiliation as Episcopalian.[83]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dean Gallo
U.S. House of Representatives - New Jersey District 11
1995-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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New Jersey General Assembly
1983-1994
Succeeded by
Anthony Bucco
Preceded by
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Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders
1974-1983
Succeeded by
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