Rep. Don Fuqua
Former Representative for Florida’s 2nd District
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.
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
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).
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:
- 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
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
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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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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills