Read our 2019 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 Jun 1, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Anthony Brown sits on the following committees:
Brown was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3177: National Defense Accelerator Network Act of 2019
- H.R. 3176: To direct the Secretary of Defense to modify the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214) to be machine readable and electronically transferable.
- H.R. 3087: To make improvements to the Mentor-Protégé Program of the Department of Defense, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 2756: Developing the National Security Workforce Act
- 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 5 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 (31%) Transportation and Public Works (15%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) Taxation (10%) International Affairs (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (5%) Education (5%)
Some of Brown’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6961: To authorize the posthumous honorary promotion to general of Lieutenant General Frank Maxwell ...
- H.R. 6661: PROMOTES Act of 2020
- H.R. 6662: PRICE Act
- H.R. 6574: PANORAMA Act of 2020
- H.R. 6575: National Transit Workforce Training Act of 2020
- H.R. 6478: Public Transit Safety Program Improvement Act
- H.R. 6146: OVERSEA Act of 2020
From Jan 2017 to May 2020, Brown missed 56 of 2,026 roll call votes, which is 2.8%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% 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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