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Rep. James Rowland Jr.

Former Representative for Georgia’s 8th District

Rowland, a Democrat, was the representative for Georgia’s 8th congressional district from 1983 to 1994.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Rowland is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1994 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 Rowland sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Rowland was the primary sponsor of 8 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

Rowland sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (29%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Social Welfare (13%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Taxation (9%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) Environmental Protection (8%) Commerce (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1983 to Nov 1994, Rowland missed 142 of 5,693 roll call votes, which is 2.5%. This is on par with the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1994. 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: