Read our 2018 Report Card for Brown.
Brown is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Brown has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Sep 13, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Anthony Brown sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Armed Services
- Member, Subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities
- Member, Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
- House Committee on Ethics
- House Committee on Natural Resources
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
- Member, Subcommittee on Aviation
- Member, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
- Member, Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
- Member, Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
Brown was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 4890 (115th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 9801 Apollo Drive in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, as the “Wayne K. Curry Post Office Building”.
Does 1 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).
Brown sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (30%) Crime and Law Enforcement (17%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Taxation (13%) International Affairs (9%) Immigration (6%) Education (6%) Housing and Community Development (4%)
Some of Brown’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3775: Equal Justice for Immigrants Act of 2019
- H.R. 3505: To amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Defense ...
- H.R. 3468: Fair Pay for All Act of 2019
- H.R. 3309: To direct the Secretary of Defense to report on vulnerabilities from sea level ...
- H.R. 3202: Strengthening Support of NATO Through Dual Use Infrastructure Act
- H.R. 3174: To direct the Secretary of Defense to include questions regarding supremacism, extremism, and ...
- H.R. 3178: To amend titles 10 and 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements ...
From Jan 2017 to Sep 2019, Brown missed 53 of 1,740 roll call votes, which is 3.0%. This is worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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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