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Rep. William J. Pascrell

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Nickname: known as "Bill"
Birthdate: b. 01/25/1937
Birthplace: Paterson, NJ
District: represents NJ-08
Political Party: Democratic
Religion: Catholic
Education: MA, Philosophy, Fordham University, 1961 BA, Journalism, Fordham University, 1959.
Last elected in 2006 receiving 97,568 (71.0%) votes.
Biographical information from Project Vote Smart, Wikipedia. Photo from Congressional Biographical Directory.

Money

Raised $968,731 (#175)
Spent 64% (#329)
From self 0% (#34)
From individuals 56% (#222)
From PACs 41% (#293)
PAC = Political Action Committees. Money data from the FECfor the 200X cycle.

Earmarks

Requested 25 (#234)
Total cost $38,014,400 (#263)
Received 25 (#226)
Total cost $33,825,400 (#229)
Data for fiscal year 2008 from Taxpayers for Common Sense.

Voting Analysis

Ideology 44% left-wing (#344)
Predictable 97% (#137)
Data and terminology from VoteView. Unpredictable measures how often members vote against their party.

Speeches

Spoke 6 times (#221)
Avg. length 687 words (#358)
Data for 110th Congress from GovTrack.

Bills

Co-sponsored 1,694 (#115)
Introduced 98 (#162)
Debated 5 (#328)
Enacted 2 (#283)
Data from GovTrack.

Interest Group Alignment

Interest Group Alignment compares a politician’s votes to positions taken by interest groups. [ more ]
GroupAgreement
AFL-CIO 100% (13/13 votes)
American Nurses Association 100% (5/5 votes)
National Association of Realtors 100% (8/8 votes)
NAACP 100% (7/7 votes)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 100% (6/6 votes)
Mortgage Bankers Association 83% (5/6 votes)
Public Citizen 80% (8/10 votes)
Friends Committee on National Legislation 80% (4/5 votes)
National Association of Home Builders 71% (5/7 votes)
International Brotherhood of Teamsters 71% (5/7 votes)
American Civil Liberties Union 60% (3/5 votes)
National Retail Federation 20% (1/5 votes)
US Chamber of Commerce 16% (1/6 votes)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 14% (2/14 votes)
More interest groups →
Data from Maplight.org , for the 11Xth Congress.

Handshakes

Handshakes are funds that are donated to a politician by a employees of a company, and flow back out to the same company.
Earmark Recipient Donations Earmarks Cycle
Dewey Electronics $300 $2400000 2008

Top Contributors

Individuals reporting the same zip code who have donated to a lawmaker's political campaign. Use with caution: based on raw FEC data.
1 Slavco Madzarov $18,680 from March 12, 2001 to December 28, 2007
2 Robert Ciasulli $17,000 from March 3, 2001 to June 4, 2007
3 Steven Coppa $16,700 from March 12, 2001 to December 10, 2007
4 Joseph Sanzari $15,900 from March 10, 2001 to March 12, 2008
5 James Luke $15,800 from December 6, 2001 to March 17, 2008
More contributors →
Source: FEC data from the 1980 to 2000 election cycles.

Top Contributor Employers

Campaigns disclose the employers of their contributors; this list aggregates them. Use with caution: this list is based on raw FEC data
1 Self $478,694
2 Seeking Information $97,600
3 Lowenstein Sandler $42,900
4 Bob Ciasulli Auto Group $35,600
5 Pma Group $25,400
More contributors →
Source: FEC data from the 1980 to 2000 election cycles.

Top Lobby Contributors

New rules require lobbyists to disclose their giving, and giving by the PACs they control. Use with caution: This data compiled from raw filings
1 Kimberly Brisky - American Association Of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons $5,500
2 Rodney Page - Bryan Cave Llp $5,000
3 Mr. Broderick Johnson - Bryan Cave Strategies Llc $5,000
4 Broderick Johnson - Bryan Cave Strategies Llc $5,000
5 Mrs. Shannon C. Steward - F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd And Its Affiliates $5,000
More lobby contributors →
Source: Senate Office of Public Records LD-203 disclosure database; data from 2008.
Some campaign finance information from Open Secrets.


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