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Rep. David Towell

Former Representative for Nevada’s At-Large District

Towell was the representative for Nevada’s at-large district and was a Republican. He served from 1973 to 1974.

Enacted Legislation

Towell was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Towell sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (28%) Labor and Employment (17%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) Social Welfare (11%) Private Legislation (11%) Native Americans (11%) Taxation (11%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Towell recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1973 to Dec 1974, Towell missed 130 of 1,078 roll call votes, which is 12.1%. This is on par with the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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