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Rep. Richard Fulton

Former Representative for Tennessee’s 5th District

Fulton was the representative for Tennessee’s 5th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1963 to 1976.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Fulton is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1976 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 Fulton sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Fulton was the primary sponsor of 5 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 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

Fulton sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Social Welfare (26%) Health (21%) Taxation (13%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%) Labor and Employment (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (5%) Education (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1963 to Aug 1975, Fulton missed 788 of 3,642 roll call votes, which is 21.6%. This is much worse than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Aug 1975. 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: