Sen. James Fulbright [D]

Former Senator from Arkansas

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1945-1974 Senator Arkansas
1943-1944 Representative Arkansas's 3rd District

Sponsorship Analysis

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)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (3%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

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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Primary Sources

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