Rep. Thomas Sawyer

Former Representative from Ohio’s 14th District, Democrat

Sawyer, a Democrat, was the representative for Ohio's 14th congressional district from 1987 to 2002.

Photo of Rep. Thomas Sawyer [D-OH14, 1987-2002]

Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Sawyer 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 2002. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Sawyer is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Sawyer was the primary sponsor of 10 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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 about one third or more 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

Sawyer sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (19%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (16%) Commerce (16%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Law (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1987 to Nov 2002, Sawyer missed 101 of 8,634 roll call votes, which is 1.2%. This is better than the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 2002. 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: