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Sen. Wyche Fowler Jr.

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]

Analysis

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 liberal–conservative 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. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Fowler was the primary sponsor of 7 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 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%) Agriculture and Food (17%) Environmental Protection (17%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (11%) Water Resources Development (8%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) Education (6%) Economics and Public Finance (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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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.

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Primary Sources

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