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Rep. Don Fuqua

Former Representative for Florida’s 2nd District

Fuqua was the representative for Florida’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1967 to 1986.

He was previously the representative for Florida’s 9th congressional district as a Democrat from 1963 to 1966.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Fuqua is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1986 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 Fuqua sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 1981 to Oct 18, 1986. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Fuqua was the primary sponsor of 24 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 24 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Fuqua sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (29%) Economics and Public Finance (20%) Science, Technology, Communications (19%) Social Welfare (7%) Energy (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Taxation (6%) Education (6%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Fuqua recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1963 to Oct 1986, Fuqua missed 1,264 of 9,970 roll call votes, which is 12.7%. This is much worse than the median of 6.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1986. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: