Our unique analysis of the bills Fields sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Fields is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Fields sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Commerce (17%) Finance and Financial Sector (17%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%) Taxation (7%) Labor and Employment (7%)
Some of Fields’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3042 (104th): Tax-Free Savings and Investment Income Act
- H.R. 2800 (104th): Education Trust Fund Act
- H.R. 1246 (104th): Electronic Terminal Disclosure Act of 1995
- H.R. 1247 (104th): Insurance Disclosure Act of 1995
- H.R. 1095 (104th): Check Cashing Act of 1995
- H.R. 4043 (103rd): Lower Mississippi Delta Initiatives Act of 1994
- H.R. 3639 (103rd): Stolen Guns Act of 1994
From Jan 1993 to Sep 1996, Fields missed 232 of 2,462 roll call votes, which is 9.4%. This is much worse than the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills