Fuqua, a Democrat, was the representative for Florida's 2nd congressional district from 1967 to 1986.
He was previously the representative for Florida's 9th congressional district (1963-1966).
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 liberal–conservative 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. See full analysis methodology.
Fuqua was the primary sponsor of 24 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 4354 (99th): National Bureau of Standards Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1987
- H.R. 3773 (99th): Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986
- H.R. 4184 (99th): National Science Foundation Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1987
- H.J.Res. 519 (99th): A joint resolution to designate the week of April 14, 1986 through April 20, 1986 as “National Mathematics Awareness Week”.
- H.R. 1714 (99th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 1986
- H.R. 1210 (99th): National Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1986
- H.R. 1617 (99th): National Bureau of Standards Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1986
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).
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%)
Some of Fuqua’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.J.Res. 744 (99th): A joint resolution to extend the Congressional review period for the uranium ...
- H.R. 5495 (99th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act, 1986
- H.R. 5321 (99th): National Quality Improvement Award Act of 1986
- H.J.Res. 646 (99th): A joint resolution to designate July 20, 1986, as “Space Exploration Day”.
- H.R. 4925 (99th): Department of Energy Civilian Research and Development Authorization Act for Fiscal Year ...
- H.R. 4926 (99th): Department of Energy Civilian Energy Programs Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1987
- H.R. 4691 (99th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act, 1987
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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
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