Rep. Jack Fields Jr.

Former Representative from Texas’s 8th District, Republican

Fields, a Republican, was the representative for Texas's 8th congressional district from 1981 to 1996.



Our unique analysis of the bills Fields 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 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Fields is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Fields was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Fields sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (18%) Transportation and Public Works (14%) Law (14%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Education (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%) Commerce (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1981 to Sep 1996, Fields missed 540 of 7,845 roll call votes, which is 6.9%. This is much worse than the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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