Fisher was the representative for Texas’s 21st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1943 to 1974.
Fisher is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974 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 Fisher sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Fisher was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 16006 (93rd): A bill to amend section 2634 of title 10, United States Code, relating to the shipment at Government expense of motor vehicles owned by members of the ...
- H.R. 1328 (93rd): For the relief of Master Sergeant Eugene J. Mikulenka, United States Army (retired).
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).
Fisher sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Fisher’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 16434 (93rd): A bill for the relief of Carla K. Finch.
- H.R. 16050 (93rd): A bill to permit the remission of certain overpayments made to members ...
- H.R. 16006 (93rd): A bill to amend section 2634 of title 10, United States Code, ...
- H.R. 15652 (93rd): A bill for the relief of Carla K. Finch.
- H.R. 13568 (93rd): A bill to authorize the President to appoint Comdr. Thurman Roddy Schnitz, ...
- H.R. 12955 (93rd): A bill to amend section 4124 of title 18 of the United ...
- H.R. 12821 (93rd): A bill for the relief of Lystra Umilta Downs.
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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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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills