Rep. Ovie Fisher

Former Representative from Texas’s 21st District, Democrat

Fisher, a Democrat, was the representative for Texas's 21st congressional district from 1943 to 1974.

Analysis

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 1974. 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)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Fisher sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (50%) Armed Forces and National Security (19%) Labor and Employment (16%) Social Welfare (9%) Government Operations and Politics (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1943 to Dec 1974, Fisher missed 669 of 5,188 roll call votes, which is 12.9%. This is worse than the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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