Fox was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 13th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1995 to 1998.
Fox is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1998 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 Fox sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 1993 to Dec 17, 1998. See full analysis methodology.
Fox was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 3120 (104th): To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to witness retaliation, witness tampering and jury tampering.
Does 1 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).
Fox sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (22%) Commerce (14%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) Law (13%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Health (9%) Labor and Employment (8%) Science, Technology, Communications (7%)
Some of Fox’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4365 (105th): To designate certain lands in the Valley Forge National Historical Park as ...
- H.R. 4200 (105th): Ovarian Cancer Information and Education Act of 1998
- H.R. 4199 (105th): Laurie Beechman Ovarian Cancer Commemorative Coin Act
- H.R. 4147 (105th): Higher Education Affordability Act of 1998
- H.R. 4109 (105th): Gateway Visitor Center Authorization Act of 1998
- H.Con.Res. 291 (105th): Expressing the sense of the Congress that a postage stamp should be ...
- H.R. 3517 (105th): Stamp Out Diabetes Act of 1998
From Jan 1995 to Dec 1998, Fox missed 19 of 2,527 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. This is better than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1998. 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
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills