Rep. Lawrence Fountain

Former Representative from North Carolina’s 2nd District, Democrat

Fountain, a Democrat, was the representative for North Carolina's 2nd congressional district from 1953 to 1982.


Our unique analysis of the bills Fountain sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Fountain is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Fountain sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (23%) Government Operations and Politics (23%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Housing and Community Development (9%) Native Americans (9%) Education (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1953 to Dec 1982, Fountain missed 581 of 9,083 roll call votes, which is 6.4%. This is on par with the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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