Dowdy was a centrist Democrat according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Dowdy’s time serving in the House of Representatives. Dowdy’s bills had a total of 180 cosponsors in the 100th Congress.
Use this chart to compare Dowdy to other members of the House of Representatives in the 100th Congress on leadership and ideology.
This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See analysis methodology.
Some of Dowdy’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4611 (100th): Veterans’ Educational Assistance Improvements Act of 1988
- H.R. 4457 (100th): A bill to create a national park at Natchez, Mississippi.
- H.R. 4213 (100th): Montgomery GI Bill Amendments of 1988
- H.R. 3748 (100th): Targeted Revenue Assistance to Fiscally Distressed Local Governments Act
- H.R. 3460 (100th): Veterans’ Employment and Training Act of 1987
- H.R. 3445 (100th): Natural Gas Consumers Protection Act
- H.R. 3001 (100th): A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, with respect to ...
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From Jul 1981 to Oct 1988, Dowdy missed 724 of 3,434 roll call votes, which is 21.1%. This is worse than the median of 5.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1988. 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:
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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
- THOMAS, for sponsored bills