Rep. Richard Fulton

Former Representative from Tennessee’s 5th District, Democrat

Fulton, a Democrat, was the representative for Tennessee's 5th congressional district from 1963 to 1976.

Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Fulton 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 1976. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Fulton is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

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%) Education (5%) Armed Forces and National Security (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

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

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