Fields was the representative for Louisiana’s 4th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1993 to 1996.
Fields is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1996 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Fields sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1991 to Oct 3, 1996. See full 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%) Education (7%) Taxation (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.
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
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills