Rowland was the representative for Connecticut’s 5th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1985 to 1990.
Rowland is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1990 positioned according to our 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 from Jan 3, 1985 to Oct 27, 1990. See full analysis methodology.
Rowland was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
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).
Rowland sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (20%) Finance and Financial Sector (16%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (16%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Labor and Employment (12%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Immigration (8%)
Some of Rowland’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5060 (101st): To require the establishment of an Office of Inspector General at the …
- H.R. 5014 (101st): To authorize the payment of a dislocation allowance under title 37, United …
- H.R. 4981 (101st): Bankruptcy Antifraud Act of 1990
- H.R. 3401 (101st): To amend Chapter 55 of Title 5 and Chapter 10 of Title …
- H.R. 3254 (101st): Drug War Funding Enhancement Act of 1989
- H.R. 2763 (101st): Weir Farm Study Act of 1989
- H.R. 1730 (101st): Missing Service Personnel Act of 1989
From Jan 1985 to Oct 1990, Rowland missed 219 of 2,733 roll call votes, which is 8.0%. This is worse than the median of 4.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1990. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills