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Rep. Hamilton Fish Jr.

Former Representative for New York’s 19th District

Fish, a Republican, was the representative for New York's 19th congressional district from 1993 to 1994.

He was previously the representative for New York's 21st congressional district (1983-1992); the representative for New York's 25th congressional district (1973-1982); and the representative for New York's 28th congressional district (1969-1972).

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Fish is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1994 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 Fish sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Fish was the primary sponsor of 20 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

Fish sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (24%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (21%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Finance and Financial Sector (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Commerce (6%) International Affairs (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1969 to Nov 1994, Fish missed 1,312 of 12,764 roll call votes, which is 10.3%. This is much worse than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1994. 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: