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Sen. Hiram Fong

Former Senator from Hawaii, Republican

Fong, a Republican, was a senator from Hawaii from 1959 to 1976.

Photo of Sen. Hiram Fong [R-HI, 1959-1976]


Our unique analysis of the bills Fong sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1976. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Fong is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Fong was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:

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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

Fong sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (42%) Social Welfare (12%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Labor and Employment (10%) Immigration (9%) Taxation (7%) Transportation and Public Works (7%) International Affairs (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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.

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Primary Sources

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