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Rep. Hamilton Fish Jr.

Former Representative for New York’s 19th District

Fish was the representative for New York’s 19th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1993 to 1994.

He was previously the representative for New York’s 21st congressional district as a Republican from 1983 to 1992; the representative for New York’s 25th congressional district as a Republican from 1973 to 1982; and the representative for New York’s 28th congressional district as a Republican from 1969 to 1972.


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 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 from Jan 3, 1989 to Nov 29, 1994. 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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Does 20 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).

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%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Law (6%) Commerce (6%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Fish recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

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.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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