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Rep. Walter Flowers

Former Representative for Alabama’s 7th District

Flowers, a Democrat, was the representative for Alabama's 7th congressional district from 1973 to 1978.

He was previously the representative for Alabama's 5th congressional district (1969-1972).


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Flowers is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978 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 Flowers sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Flowers was the primary sponsor of 4 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 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

Flowers sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (35%) Private Legislation (24%) Law (13%) Taxation (11%) Education (4%) Agriculture and Food (4%) Armed Forces and National Security (4%) Economics and Public Finance (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1969 to Oct 1978, Flowers missed 849 of 4,983 roll call votes, which is 17.0%. This is much worse than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. 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: