Rep. Michael Lowry

Former Representative from Washington’s 7th District, Democrat

Lowry, a Democrat, was the representative for Washington's 7th congressional district from 1979 to 1988.


Our unique analysis of the bills Lowry 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 1988. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Lowry is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Lowry was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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.

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Primary Sources

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