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Rep. Douglas Owens

Former Representative for Utah’s 2nd District

Owens, a Democrat, was the representative for Utah's 2nd congressional district from 1987 to 1992.

He was previously the representative for Utah's 2nd congressional district (1973-1974).


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Owens is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Owens sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Owens was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Owens sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Environmental Protection (20%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (17%) International Affairs (15%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Taxation (9%) Health (8%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1973 to Oct 1992, Owens missed 334 of 3,853 roll call votes, which is 8.7%. This is worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. 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: