Rep. Charles Dowdy

Former Representative from Mississippi’s 4th District, Democrat

Dowdy, a Democrat, was the representative for Mississippi's 4th congressional district from 1981 to 1988.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Dowdy 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 1988. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Dowdy is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Dowdy sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (19%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Emergency Management (11%) Immigration (11%) Education (8%) Labor and Employment (8%) Environmental Protection (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jul 1981 to Oct 1988, Dowdy missed 727 of 3,438 roll call votes, which is 21.1%. This is much worse than the median of 5.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1988. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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