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Sen. Wyche Fowler

Former Senator for Georgia

Fowler was a senator from Georgia and was a Democrat. He served from 1987 to 1992.

He was previously the representative for Georgia’s 5th congressional district as a Democrat from 1977 to 1986.

Photo of Sen. Wyche Fowler [D-GA, 1987-1992]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Fowler is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1992 positioned according to our 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 6, 1987 to Oct 8, 1992. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Fowler was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:

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Does 7 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Fowler sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (30%) Environmental Protection (17%) Agriculture and Food (17%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (11%) Water Resources Development (8%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) Education (6%) Economics and Public Finance (4%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Fowler recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1987 to Oct 1992, Fowler missed 55 of 1,987 roll call votes, which is 2.8%. This is better than the median of 4.7% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1992. 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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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: