Our unique analysis of the bills Sawyer 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 1984. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Sawyer is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Sawyer sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Crime and Law Enforcement (28%) Taxation (22%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Labor and Employment (12%) Private Legislation (8%) Immigration (5%) Sports and Recreation (5%) Economics and Public Finance (5%)
Some of Sawyer’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6201 (98th): Correctional Improvements Act of 1984
- H.Res. 537 (98th): A resolution urging the United States Postal Service to issue a postage ...
- H.R. 5865 (98th): Bail Reform Act of 1984
- H.R. 4778 (98th): Marine Recreational Fishing Licensing and Enhancement Act of 1984
- H.R. 4132 (98th): A bill to amend section 10713(a) of title 49 of the United ...
- H.Con.Res. 179 (98th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress with regard to ...
- H.R. 3635 (98th): Child Protection Act of 1984
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From Jan 1977 to Oct 1984, Sawyer missed 405 of 4,534 roll call votes, which is 8.9%. This is on par with the median of 7.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1984. 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills