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Rodney Frelinghuysen

Rodney Frelinghuysen is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, serving New Jersey's 11th Congressional District from 1995 to 2019 where he was the chief sponsor of 123 bills. Rodney additionally served as chair of the House Appropriations Committee from 2017 to 2019.

Rodney advises clients on important issues in the public policy arena, such as defense, health care, public transportation infrastructure including port operations, and higher education, among others.

In Congress, Rodney was known for being a strong advocate for rebuilding the nation’s military, and for his support of public transportation and major infrastructure projects in New Jersey and the New York City area, disaster assistance in the wake of 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy, higher education, hospitals, the environment, and increased veterans’ benefits.

Prior to his distinguished career at the federal level, Rodney served on the New Jersey General Assembly and as a Morris County Freeholder.

Capabilities

Experience

  • 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

Credentials

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