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Rep. Victor Fazio Jr.

Former Representative for California’s 3rd District

Fazio was the representative for California’s 3rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1993 to 1998.

He was previously the representative for California’s 4th congressional district as a Democrat from 1979 to 1992.

Photo of Rep. Victor Fazio [D-CA3, 1993-1998]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Fazio is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1998 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 Fazio sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 1993 to Dec 17, 1998. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Fazio was the primary sponsor of 23 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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 at least about half 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

Fazio sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (33%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Health (11%) Environmental Protection (11%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%) Commerce (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1979 to Dec 1998, Fazio missed 408 of 10,308 roll call votes, which is 4.0%. This is worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1998. 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: