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.
Fowler was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- S. 639 (102nd): African American History Landmark Theme Study Act
- S. 638 (102nd): A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to accept a donation of land for addition to the Ocmulgee National Monument in the State of Georgia.
- S. 1229 (101st): A bill for the relief of Maria Luisa Anderson.
- S. 488 (101st): Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Technology Competitiveness Act of 1989
- H.J.Res. 79 (99th): A joint resolution to designate the week beginning October 6, 1985, as “National Children’s Week”.
- H.J.Res. 153 (98th): A joint resolution to designate the week beginning October 7, 1984, as “National Children’s Week”.
- H.R. 4968 (96th): An act to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 with respect to net operating loss carryovers of taxpayers who cease to be real estate investment trusts, …
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).
Fowler sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Public Lands and Natural Resources (30%) Agriculture and Food (17%) Environmental Protection (17%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (11%) Water Resources Development (8%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) Education (6%) Crime and Law Enforcement (4%)
Some of Fowler’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3362 (102nd): A bill to provide that the Georgia Baptist Hospital College of Nursing …
- S. 3115 (102nd): National Forest Timber Sales Cost Recovery Act of 1992
- S. 2988 (102nd): Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Amendments of 1992
- S. 2921 (102nd): Forest Service Decisionmaking and Appeals Reform Act
- S. 2824 (102nd): Augusta Canal National Heritage Area Study Act of 1992
- S. 1949 (102nd): Chattahoochee National Forest Protection Act of 1991
- S.J.Res. 225 (102nd): A joint resolution to designate February 3, 1992, through February 9, 1992, …
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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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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills