Fong is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1976 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 Fong sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 1, 1976. See full analysis methodology.
Fong was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- S. 1414 (94th): An Act to amend the Commercial Fisheries Research and Development Act of 1964 to change certain procedures in order to improve the operation of the programs under ...
- S. 2220 (93rd): A bill to repeal the “cooly trade” laws.
- S. 1276 (93rd): A bill for the relief of Joe H. Morgan.
- S. 1836 (93rd): A bill to amend the Act entitled “An Act to incorporate the American Hospital of Paris”, approved January 30, 1913 (37 Stat. 654).
- S. 2174 (93rd): An Act to amend certain provisions of law defining widow and widower under the civil service retirement system, and for other purposes.
- S. 2764 (93rd): A bill to provide for the free entry of a 3.60-meter telescope for the use of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope project at Mauna Kea, Hawaii.
Does 6 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).
Fong sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Fong’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3794 (94th): A bill to authorize a study of Hilo Bay, Hawaii.
- S. 3795 (94th): A bill to authorize a study of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
- S. 3545 (94th): A bill for the relief of Chu York Lui, also known as ...
- S. 3269 (94th): A bill for the relief of Chiu-Ping Haskell.
- S. 3208 (94th): Immigration and Nationality Act Amendments
- S. 2669 (94th): A bill to exempt individuals who are 72 years old or older ...
- S. 2496 (94th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to provide ...
From Aug 1959 to Oct 1976, Fong missed 882 of 6,369 roll call votes, which is 13.8%. This is on par with the median of 13.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1976. 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills