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)
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%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%) Education (10%) Commerce (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%)
Some of Fields’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3957 (104th): FCC Modernization Act of 1996
- H.R. 3005 (104th): National Securities Markets Improvement Act of 1996
- H.R. 2979 (104th): Public Broadcasting Self-Sufficiency Act of 1996
- H.R. 2519 (104th): Philanthropy Protection Act of 1995
- H.R. 2131 (104th): Capital Markets Deregulation and Liberalization Act of 1995
- H.R. 1996 (104th): United States Olympic Checkoff Act of 1995
- H.R. 1869 (104th): Federal Communications Commission Authorization Act of 1995
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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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills