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Rep. Joseph Fisher

Former Representative from Virginia’s 10th District, Democrat

Fisher, a Democrat, was the representative for Virginia's 10th congressional district from 1975 to 1980.


Our unique analysis of the bills Fisher 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 1980. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Fisher is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Fisher was the primary sponsor of 5 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

Fisher sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (31%) Private Legislation (26%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Social Welfare (8%) International Affairs (8%) Labor and Employment (6%) Housing and Community Development (4%) Transportation and Public Works (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1975 to Dec 1980, Fisher missed 77 of 4,089 roll call votes, which is 1.9%. This is better than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. 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: