Lowery was the representative for California’s 41st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1981 to 1992.
Lowery is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 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 Lowery sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Lowery was the primary sponsor of 10 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 1917 (102nd): For the relief of Michael Wu.
- H.J.Res. 185 (101st): Designating the month of November 1989 as “National Alzheimer’s Disease Month”.
- H.J.Res. 449 (100th): A joint resolution designating the month of November 1988 as “National Alzheimer’s Disease Month”.
- H.J.Res. 52 (100th): A joint resolution designating the month of November 1987 as “National Alzheimers’s Disease Month”.
- H.R. 5397 (99th): A bill to designate the Federal building located in San Diego, California, as the “Jacob Weinberger Federal Building”.
- H.J.Res. 112 (99th): A joint resolution designating the month of November 1985 as “National Alzheimer’s Disease Month”.
- H.R. 2387 (98th): A bill for the relief of Benjamin B. Doeh.
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).
Lowery sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (23%) Health (18%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (14%) Labor and Employment (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Immigration (9%) Social Welfare (9%)
Some of Lowery’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.J.Res. 527 (102nd): To designate the week beginning on July 19 and ending on July ...
- H.R. 5112 (102nd): To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide that ...
- H.R. 4933 (102nd): Budget Process Reform Act of 1992
- H.Res. 436 (102nd): Comprehensive Congressional Reform Resolution
- H.R. 4934 (102nd): Comprehensive Campaign Finance Reform Act of 1992
- H.R. 4824 (102nd): Relating to the tariff treatment of gear boxes of certain or agricultural ...
- H.R. 4825 (102nd): To suspend until January 1, 1995, the duty on gear boxes of ...
From Jan 1981 to Oct 1992, Lowery missed 480 of 5,383 roll call votes, which is 8.9%. This is worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. 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:
- @unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills