Rep. Walter Flowers

Former Representative from Alabama’s 7th District, Democrat

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).


Our unique analysis of the bills Flowers 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 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Flowers is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Flowers sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

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

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

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

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