Fraser was the representative for Minnesota’s 5th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1963 to 1978.
Fraser is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978 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 Fraser sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 15, 1978. See full analysis methodology.
Fraser was the primary sponsor of 13 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 4717 (95th): A bill to amend the United Nations Participation Act of 1945 to halt the importation of Rhodesian chrome.
- H.R. 4025 (95th): A bill to amend the United Nations Participation Act of 1945 to halt the importation of Rhodesian chrome.
- H.R. 4024 (95th): A bill to amend the United Nations Participation Act of 1945 to halt the importation of Rhodesian chrome.
- H.R. 4027 (95th): A bill to amend the United Nations Participation Act of 1945 to halt the importation of Rhodesian chrome.
- H.R. 4026 (95th): A bill to amend the United Nations Participation Act of 1945 to halt the importation of Rhodesian chrome.
- H.R. 5457 (94th): A bill to authorize U.S. payment to the United Nations for expenses of the United Nations peacekeeping forces in the Middle East, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 2083 (94th): A bill to amend the Food Stamp Act of 1964.
Does 13 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).
Fraser sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Social Welfare (18%) International Affairs (18%) Energy (13%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (11%) Health (9%) Taxation (7%)
Some of Fraser’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 1441 (95th): A resolution relating to the restoration and use, as the City Museum ...
- H.R. 14374 (95th): A bill to ensure an independent budget for the District of Columbia ...
- H.R. 14373 (95th): A bill to restrict political activity of officers and employees of the ...
- H.R. 14296 (95th): Anti-Inflation Tax Reduction Act
- H.Res. 1395 (95th): A resolution relating to the need to establish a Museum of the ...
- H.Res. 1378 (95th): A resolution relative to the preservation and restoration of Rhodes Tavern, located ...
- H.Res. 1352 (95th): A resolution urging the United States and Canada to cooperate in their ...
From Jan 1963 to Oct 1978, Fraser missed 1,033 of 6,086 roll call votes, which is 17.0%. This is much worse than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills