Steven Rothman

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Steve Rothman, a Democrat, represented the Ninth Congressional District of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1997. He serves as Assistant Democratic Minority Whip.


Record and controversies

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Iraq War

Rothman voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

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Steven R. Rothman was born October 14, 1952. He has a JD from Washington University School of Law (1977) and a BA from Syracuse University(1974).

Before being elected into congress, Rothman served as Mayor of Englewood, New Jerseyfor two terms (1983-1989), a Bergen County Surrogate Court Judge (1993-1996), and practiced law as a private attorney while providing free legal services to the needy (1978-1993). Rothman now lives in Fair Lawn, New Jersey.

Congressional Career

He defeated Republican Kathleen Donovon to win election to Congress in New Jersey's 9th District in 1996, replacing Representative Robert Torricelli, who was elected to the Senate.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Republicans nominated Vincent Micco to face Rothman in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1] Rothman retained his seat.

Positions and Views

In Congress, Rothman has been a supporter of the State of Israel and a Middle Eastern peace plan. Locally, Rothman helped secure money for improving transportation and relieving highway congestion, improving local homeland security, police and firefighting technology, improving education, providing relief to the unemployed, and sponsoring a bill to stop large airplanes from taking off at Teterboro Airport because of the excessive noise in residential areas. Rothman is also credited for saving the Meadowlands from urban construction and securing millions of dollars for the protection and study of the environment and wildlife.

Rothman strongly opposes George W. Bush's tax-cut plans, his health care issues, and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil drilling plan.

Money in politics

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Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

  • House Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Foreign Operations Export Financing and Related Programs
    • Subcommittee on Transportation Treasury and Housing and Urban Development The Judiciary District of Columbia

Coalitions and Caucuses

  • Assistant Democratic Whip
  • National Guard and Reserve Components Organization
  • New Democratic Coalition

Boards and other Affiliations

  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • President, Bergen County Mayors Association, 1985-1986
  • Center for Food Action
  • Englewood Hispanic Lions Club
  • Jewish Community Relations Board for Bergen and Hudson Counties
  • Jewish Community Center on the Palisades.

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Steven Rothman. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


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