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Rodney Frelinghuysen is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, serving New Jersey's 11th Congressional District from 1995 to 2019. Rodney served as chair of the House Appropriations Committee from 2017 to 2019 and chaired the Defense Appropriations and Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies subcommittees before that.

Clients rely on Rodney’s nearly quarter-century of experience in Congress to advise and advocate for them on policy matters such as budget, defense, infrastructure, and higher education, among others.

In Congress, Rodney was respected as a legislator who could work across party lines to achieve positive results for his constituents and the nation overall. The New York Times called him “a strong advocate for…the region’s most important infrastructure projects.” He was also a key driver on initiatives such as rebuilding the nation’s military, public transportation, disaster assistance in the wake of 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy, higher education, the environment, and increased veterans’ benefits.

Prior to his distinguished career serving in Congress, Rodney served on the New Jersey General Assembly, as a Morris County Commissioner, and in the Army during the Vietnam War. In 2013, he received the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award, which is the Navy’s highest civilian honor.



  • Member, U.S. House of Representatives, 11th District of New Jersey, 1995-2019
    • Chair, House Appropriations Committee, 2017-2019
  • Member, New Jersey General Assembly, 25th District, 1983-1994
    • Chairman, Assembly Appropriations Committee, 1988-1989
  • Member, Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, 1974-1983
    • Director, Board of Chosen Freeholders, 1980
  • State and Federal Aid Coordinator/Administrative Assistant, Morris County (New Jersey)
  • Specialist, 93rd Engineer Battalion, United States Army, 1969-1971

Recognition & Leadership

  • Recognized, “Navy Distinguished Public Service Award,” 2013
  • Awarded, “Vietnam Service Medal”
  • Member, Republican Main Street Partnership
  • Member, Republican Majority for Choice
  • Member, Republicans for Choice
  • Member, Republicans for Environmental Protection


  • B.A., Hobart College, 1969
ˆ Not admitted to the practice of law.