Lowry was the representative for Washington’s 7th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1979 to 1988.
Lowry is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1988 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 Lowry sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1983 to Oct 22, 1988. See full analysis methodology.
Lowry was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4211 (100th): A bill to reauthorize the National Ocean Pollution Planning Act of 1978 for fiscal years 1989 and 1990, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 4210 (100th): A bill to reauthorize title II of the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972, for fiscal years 1989 and 1990, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 4209 (100th): A bill to authorize appropriations to carry out title I of the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972 during fiscal years 1989, 1990, and 1991.
- H.R. 2598 (100th): Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Anti-Reflagging Act of 1987
- H.R. 4409 (99th): Panama Canal Commission Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1987
- H.R. 1784 (99th): Panama Canal Commission Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1986
Does 6 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).
Lowry sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Environmental Protection (18%) Economics and Public Finance (17%) Private Legislation (15%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) International Affairs (11%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Housing and Community Development (10%) Taxation (7%)
Some of Lowry’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5069 (100th): Territorial Sea and Contiguous Zone Extension Act of 1988
- H.R. 5070 (100th): National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Organic Act
- H.R. 4625 (100th): A bill to issue a fisheries license for the operation of the ...
- H.R. 4518 (100th): A bill to amend title 46, United States Code, to enhance the ...
- H.R. 4461 (100th): A bill to prohibit operations by the Coast Guard in the Persian ...
- H.R. 4398 (100th): A bill to lift the trade and other economic sanctions imposed on ...
- H.R. 4378 (100th): United States Response to South African Censorship Act of 1988
From Jan 1979 to Oct 1988, Lowry missed 193 of 4,823 roll call votes, which is 4.0%. This is on par with the median of 5.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1988. 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
- 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