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Rep. Donald Fraser

Former Representative for Minnesota’s 5th District

Fraser, a Democrat, was the representative for Minnesota's 5th congressional district from 1963 to 1978.

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Fraser was the primary sponsor of 13 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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 about one third or more 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

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%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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.

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Primary Sources

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