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Rep. Harold Sawyer

Former Representative from Michigan’s 5th District, Republican

Sawyer, a Republican, was the representative for Michigan's 5th congressional district from 1977 to 1984.


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)

Enacted Legislation

Sawyer was the primary sponsor of 6 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

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%) Sports and Recreation (5%) Economics and Public Finance (5%) Immigration (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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