Rep. Walter Fauntroy

Former Delegate from District of Columbia’s At-Large District, Democrat

Fauntroy, a Democrat, was the delegate from the District of Columbia from 1971 to 1990.

The District of Columbia is a territory of the United States. Because it is not a state, it has no senators or representatives in Congress. Instead it sends a delegate to the House of Representatives with essentially no voting privileges. Delegates have a marginal role in Congress and their constituents are not represented in Congress in the same manner as most citizens.



Our unique analysis of the bills Fauntroy 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 1990. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Fauntroy is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Fauntroy sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (38%) Law (13%) Finance and Financial Sector (12%) International Affairs (10%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) Taxation (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%) Families (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Primary Sources

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