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Rep. David Bowen

Former Representative from Mississippi’s 2nd District, Democrat

Bowen, a Democrat, was the representative for Mississippi's 2nd congressional district from 1973 to 1982.


Our unique analysis of the bills Bowen 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 1982. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Bowen is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Bowen was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Bowen sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Agriculture and Food (33%) Taxation (13%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Environmental Protection (13%) Energy (10%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) Education (5%) International Affairs (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1973 to Dec 1982, Bowen missed 581 of 5,979 roll call votes, which is 9.7%. This is on par with the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: