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Rep. Bobbi Fiedler

Former Representative for California’s 21st District

Fiedler was the representative for California’s 21st congressional district and was a Republican. She served from 1981 to 1986.

Photo of Rep. Bobbi Fiedler [R-CA21, 1981-1986]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Fiedler is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1986 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Fiedler sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 1981 to Oct 18, 1986. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Fiedler was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Fiedler sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (24%) Taxation (20%) Law (16%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (11%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%) International Affairs (9%) Social Welfare (7%) Labor and Employment (4%)

Recent Bills

Some of Fiedler’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1981 to Oct 1986, Fiedler missed 196 of 2,608 roll call votes, which is 7.5%. This is on par with the median of 6.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1986. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: