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Rep. Michael Lowry

Former Representative for Washington’s 7th District

Lowry was the representative for Washington’s 7th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1979 to 1988.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 liberal–conservative 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. See full 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 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).

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%) Housing and Community Development (10%) Transportation and Public Works (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

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