Fulcher is the representative for Idaho’s 1st congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2019. Fulcher is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
Rep. Fulcher was accused of assaulting a Capitol Police officer when refusing to fully comply with security procedures before entering the House floor on January 12, 2021. That the Capitol Police were investigating became public when they interviewed a Huffington Post reporter who'd witnessed the event as part of the investigation.
|Feb. 17, 2021||U.S. Capitol Police interviewed a Huffington Post reporter who'd observed and reported the incident being investigated.|
Read our 2020 Report Card for Fulcher.
Fulcher is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Fulcher has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jun 22, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Russ Fulcher sits on the following committees:
Fulcher sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Fulcher’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 2621: Forestry Education and Workforce Development Act of 2021
- H.R. 872: One Subject at a Time Act
- H.R. 8355 (116th): Next Generation Nuclear Advancement Act of 2020
- H.Res. 1126 (116th): Recognizing and supporting the goals and ideals of National Forensic Science Week.
- H.R. 7454 (116th): Treating Tribes and Counties as Good Neighbors Act
- H.Res. 1013 (116th): Resolving that jurisdictions seeking to dismantle or reduce funding for the jurisdiction’s ...
- H.R. 7247 (116th): Integrated Energy Systems Act of 2020
From Jan 2019 to Jun 2021, Fulcher missed 23 of 1,134 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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