Ewing was the representative for Illinois’s 15th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1991 to 2000.
Ewing is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2000 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 Ewing sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1995 to Dec 15, 2000. See full analysis methodology.
Ewing was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.J.Res. 86 (106th): Recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Korean War and the service by members of the Armed Forces during such war, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 1114 (104th): To authorize minors who are under the child labor provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 and who are under 18 years of age to …
- H.R. 436 (104th): Edible Oil Regulatory Reform Act
Does 3 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).
Ewing sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (22%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (14%) Commerce (14%) Agriculture and Food (11%) Law (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) International Affairs (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Ewing recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 5660 (106th): Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000
- H.R. 5498 (106th): To permit landowners to assert otherwise available State law defenses against real …
- H.R. 4764 (106th): To require the United States Trade Representative to enter into negotiations to …
- H.R. 4541 (106th): Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000
- H.R. 4303 (106th): MTBE Elimination Act
- H.R. 4112 (106th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the unified …
- H.Con.Res. 256 (106th): Expressing the sense of Congress with regard to the use of reformulated …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jul 1991 to Dec 2000, Ewing missed 208 of 5,593 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. This is on par with the median of 3.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2000. 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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