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)
Sawyer sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (19%) Commerce (16%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (16%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Health (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Law (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%)
Some of Sawyer’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 2814 (107th): Interstate Transmission Act
- H.R. 2136 (107th): Confidential Information Protection Act
- H.R. 2135 (107th): Consumer Privacy Protection Act
- H.R. 1828 (107th): Unilateral Sanction Reporting Act
- H.Con.Res. 70 (107th): Expressing the sense of the Congress that the United States should develop, ...
- H.R. 3406 (106th): To require the President to report annually to the Congress on the ...
- H.R. 2786 (106th): Interstate Transmission Act
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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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills