Fiedler was the representative for California’s 21st congressional district and was a Republican. She served from 1981 to 1986.
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.
Fiedler was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.J.Res. 459 (97th): A joint resolution authorizing the President to proclaim May 13, 1983, as “American Indian Day”.
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).
Fiedler sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Crime and Law Enforcement (24%) Taxation (20%) Law (16%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (11%) International Affairs (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%) Social Welfare (7%) Labor and Employment (4%)
Some of Fiedler’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4337 (99th): Truth in Packaging Act of 1986
- H.Res. 208 (99th): A resolution entitled: the “International Terrorism Control Treaty”.
- H.R. 2612 (99th): A bill to amend section 1979 of the Revised Statutes of the ...
- H.R. 2610 (99th): A bill to enforce the fourteenth article of amendment to the Constitution ...
- H.R. 2613 (99th): A bill to amend section 2254 of title 28 of the United ...
- H.R. 2614 (99th): A bill to amend section 2254 of title 28 of the United ...
- H.R. 2611 (99th): A bill to amend chapter 65 of title 18, United States Code, ...
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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills