Howe was the representative for Utah’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1975 to 1976.
Howe 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 ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Howe sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 1, 1976. See full analysis methodology.
Howe was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 11347 (94th): An Act to authorize conveyance of the interests of the United States in certain lands in Salt Lake County, Utah, to Shriners’ Hospitals for Crippled Children, a ...
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
Howe sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Howe’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.J.Res. 961 (94th): Joint resolution to authorize the placement of the bell known as the ...
- H.J.Res. 962 (94th): Joint resolution to authorize the placement of the bell known as the ...
- H.Res. 1196 (94th): Resolution disapproving the proposed deferral of budget authority for the design of ...
- H.R. 13816 (94th): A bill to increase the amount which is authorized by Public Law ...
- H.J.Res. 948 (94th): Joint resolution designating the fourth Wednesday of October of each year as ...
- H.J.Res. 915 (94th): Joint resolution to authorize the placement of the bell known as the ...
- H.R. 13084 (94th): Federal Regulatory Review Act
From Jan 1975 to Oct 1976, Howe missed 267 of 1,273 roll call votes, which is 21.0%. This is much worse than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1976. 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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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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills