Fenwick was the representative for New Jersey’s 5th congressional district and was a Republican. She served from 1975 to 1982.
Fenwick is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 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 Fenwick sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Fenwick was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.J.Res. 268 (97th): A joint resolution to designate October 23, 1981 as “Hungarian Freedom Fighters Day”.
- H.R. 10193 (94th): A bill to establish a Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe.
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).
Fenwick sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (20%) Health (20%) Taxation (18%) Social Welfare (13%) Labor and Employment (9%) International Affairs (9%) Private Legislation (7%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (4%)
Some of Fenwick’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.J.Res. 596 (97th): A joint resolution to commemorate the one-hundredth anniversary of Christ Church of ...
- H.J.Res. 584 (97th): A joint resolution designating October 5, 1982, as “Raoul Wallenberg Day”.
- H.R. 6897 (97th): Electric Utility Nuclear Accident Cost Allocation Act
- H.R. 6743 (97th): A bill to amend the Flood Control Act of 1970 to include ...
- H.R. 6744 (97th): A bill to authorize the flood control project for Green Brook, Raritan ...
- H.Con.Res. 332 (97th): A concurrent resolution on placing the Small Business Administrator on the Cabinet ...
- H.Res. 400 (97th): A resolution to amend the Rules of the House of Representatives to ...
From Jan 1975 to Dec 1982, Fenwick missed 294 of 4,901 roll call votes, which is 6.0%. This is better than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. 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:
- @unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- 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