Fulton, a Democrat, was the representative for Tennessee's 5th congressional district from 1963 to 1976.
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.
Fulton was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 7929 (94th): A bill relating to the deduction of interest on certain corporate indebtedness to acquire stock or assets of another corporation.
- H.R. 7715 (94th): A bill to extend until the close of June 30, 1978, the period during which certain dyeing and tanning materials may be imported free of duty.
- H.R. 6698 (94th): An Act to amend section 1113 of the Social Security Act to make permanent the program of temporary assistance for United States citizens returned from abroad, subject ...
- H.R. 6642 (93rd): An Act to suspend the duties of certain bicycle parts and accessories until the close of December 31, 1976, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 3630 (93rd): An Act to extend until September 30, 1975, the suspension of duty on certain dyeing and tanning products and to include logwood among such products.
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 about one third or more 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).
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%)
Some of Fulton’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8206 (94th): A bill to amend the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act to increase unemployment ...
- H.R. 7929 (94th): A bill relating to the deduction of interest on certain corporate indebtedness ...
- H.R. 7928 (94th): Broadcast License Renewal Act
- H.R. 7715 (94th): A bill to extend until the close of June 30, 1978, the ...
- H.R. 7129 (94th): Comprehensive Health Care Insurance Act
- H.R. 6850 (94th): A bill to amend Public Law 93-233 to extend for an additional ...
- H.R. 6765 (94th): Local Public Works Capital Development and Investment Act
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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- @unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills