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 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.
Fazio was the primary sponsor of 23 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 3908 (104th): Comprehensive Methamphetamine Control Act of 1996
- H.R. 4454 (103rd): Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1995
- H.R. 2348 (103rd): Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1994
- H.J.Res. 489 (102nd): Designating February 21, 1993, through February 27, 1993, as “American Wine Appreciation Week”, and for other purposes.
- H.J.Res. 543 (102nd): Designating November 30, 1992, through December 6, 1992, as “National Education First Week”.
- H.R. 5427 (102nd): Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1993
- H.R. 2506 (102nd): Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1992
Does 23 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
Fazio sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (33%) Health (11%) Environmental Protection (11%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%) Commerce (7%)
Some of Fazio’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4659 (105th): Keep Kids Safe at School’s Act
- H.Res. 530 (105th): Designating minority membership on certain standing committees of the House.
- H.R. 4223 (105th): Colusa Basin Watershed Integrated Resources Management Act
- H.Res. 492 (105th): Designating minority membership on certain standing committees of the House.
- H.Res. 434 (105th): Designating minority membership on certain standing committees of the House.
- H.Res. 412 (105th): Designating minority membership on certain standing committees of the House.
- H.Res. 400 (105th): Designating minority membership on certain standing committees of the House.
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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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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
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills