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Rep. Martin Lancaster

Former Representative for North Carolina’s 3rd District

Lancaster was the representative for North Carolina’s 3rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1987 to 1994.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Lancaster is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1994 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 Lancaster sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Lancaster was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was 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 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Lancaster sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (22%) Health (15%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) Taxation (11%) Private Legislation (11%) Environmental Protection (11%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Transportation and Public Works (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1987 to Nov 1994, Lancaster missed 98 of 3,897 roll call votes, which is 2.5%. This is on par with the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1994. 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: