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Rep. Michelle Fischbach

Representative for Minnesota’s 7th District

pronounced mih-SHEL // FISH-bok

Fischbach is the representative for Minnesota’s 7th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. She has served since Jan 3, 2021. Fischbach is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Fischbach is among the Republican legislators whose attempt to disenfranchise Democratic states in the 2020 presidential election was a part of the months-long attempted coup that included the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the attack on the Capitol, Fischbach voted for the exclusion of all of the votes in Arizona and/or Pennsylvania — states narrowly won by Democrats — from the Electoral College count that determined the next President of the United States. Legislators voting to disenfranchise these states were fooled by, or actively participated in, the same lies, conspiracy theories, and preposterous legal arguments about the election that motivated the insurrection at the Capitol.
Photo of Rep. Michelle Fischbach [R-MN7]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Fischbach is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Fischbach has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Nov 26, 2021. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Michelle Fischbach sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Fischbach voted Yea

Passed 379/51 on Oct 19, 2021.

Fischbach voted Nay

Passed 361/66 on Sep 28, 2021.

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Fischbach voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Jan 2021 to Dec 2021, Fischbach missed 0 of 401 roll call votes, which is 0.0%. This is better than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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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Primary Sources

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