Rep. Donald Fraser

Former Representative from Minnesota’s 5th District, Democrat

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

Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Fraser 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 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Fraser is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

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

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

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