Our unique analysis of the bills Fulbright sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1974. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Fulbright is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Fulbright was the primary sponsor of 14 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 2193 (93rd): A bill to provide for increased participation by the United States in the Asian Development Bank.
- S.J.Res. 222 (93rd): A joint resolution to provide for the appointment of Dr. Murray Gell-Mann as Citizen Regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
- S.J.Res. 221 (93rd): A joint resolution to provide for the reappointment of Dr. Caryl P. Haskins as Citizen Regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
- S.J.Res. 220 (93rd): A joint resolution to provide for the reappointment of Dr. William A. M. Burden as Citizen Regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
- S. 2665 (93rd): An Act to provide for increased participation by the United States in the International Development Association and to permit United States citizens to purchase, hold, sell, or ...
- S. 2662 (93rd): International Ocean Exposition Appropriations Authorization Act
- S. 2873 (93rd): A bill to amend the Foreign Service Buildings Act, 1926, to authorize additional appropriations.
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).
Fulbright sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (48%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Arts, Culture, Religion (12%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (5%)
Some of Fulbright’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 4103 (93rd): A bill to authorize certain officers and employees of the Department of ...
- S. 3958 (93rd): A bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act by designating ...
- S.Res. 381 (93rd): Resolved that it is the sense of the Senate that the United ...
- S. 3880 (93rd): A bill to repeal certain provisions of law relating to Cuba.
- S. 3783 (93rd): Fisheries Conservation Act
- S.J.Res. 222 (93rd): A joint resolution to provide for the appointment of Dr. Murray Gell-Mann ...
- S.J.Res. 221 (93rd): A joint resolution to provide for the reappointment of Dr. Caryl P. ...
From Jan 1945 to Dec 1974, Fulbright missed 1,604 of 7,291 roll call votes, which is 22.0%. This is much worse than the median of 13.4% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1974. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills