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Sen. Duncan “Lauch” Faircloth

Former Senator for North Carolina

Faircloth, a Republican, was a senator from North Carolina from 1993 to 1998.

Photo of Sen. Duncan “Lauch” Faircloth [R-NC, 1993-1998]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Faircloth is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate 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 Faircloth sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Faircloth was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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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 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Faircloth sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Economics and Public Finance (20%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Law (13%) Labor and Employment (12%) Social Welfare (12%) Health (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Commerce (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Feb 1993 to Oct 1998, Faircloth missed 68 of 2,255 roll call votes, which is 3.0%. This is worse than the median of 1.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 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: