Fowler was the representative for Florida’s 4th congressional district and was a Republican. She served from 1993 to 2000.
Fowler 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 liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Fowler sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1995 to Dec 15, 2000. See full analysis methodology.
Fowler was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 707 (106th): Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000
- H.R. 2813 (105th): To waive time limitations specified by law in order to allow the Medal of Honor to be awarded to Robert R. Ingram of Jacksonville, Florida, for acts ...
- H.R. 4598 (103rd): To direct the Secretary of the Interior to make technical corrections to maps relating to the Coastal Barrier Resources System.
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).
Fowler sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (23%) Armed Forces and National Security (19%) International Affairs (17%) Law (11%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Commerce (6%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%)
Some of Fowler’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4210 (106th): Preparedness Against Terrorism Act of 2000
- H.R. 3445 (106th): To amend title 10, United States Code, to allow the Secretaries of ...
- H.R. 3200 (106th): To revise the boundaries of Fort Matanzas National Monument in the State ...
- H.R. 2182 (106th): To authorize the Secretary of Transportation to issue a certificate of documentation ...
- H.R. 1566 (106th): Military Operations in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Limitation Act of 1999
- H.R. 1569 (106th): Military Operations in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Limitation Act of 1999
- H.R. 1562 (106th): Military Operations in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Limitation Act of 1999
From Jan 1993 to Dec 2000, Fowler missed 256 of 4,863 roll call votes, which is 5.3%. This is worse than 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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