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Rep. Anthony Brown

Representative for Maryland’s 4th District

pronounced AN-thuh-nee // brown

Brown is the representative for Maryland’s 4th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2017. Brown is next up for reelection in 2020.

Photo of Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Brown.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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

Human Rights Campaign: 100% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% NIAC Action: A League of Conservation Voters: 83% American Civil Liberties Union: 81% United States Chamber of Commerce: 58% FreedomWorks: 16% The Club for Growth: 12% Americans for Prosperity: 6% NumbersUSA: 0%

Committee Membership

Anthony Brown sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Brown was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Brown voted Nay

Brown voted Yea

Passed 361/61 on Sep 26, 2018.

H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion ...

Brown voted Aye

Brown voted Yea

Passed 366/52 on Jul 25, 2018.

The House Amendment to S. 1182 extends the National Flood Insurance Program, which is set to expire July 31, 2018, through November 30, 2018. This ...

Brown voted Nay

Passed 353/52 on Jun 14, 2018.

The substitute to H.R. 5788 to be considered by the House would require the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to transmit advance electronic data (AED) to ...

Brown voted Nay

Passed 360/59 on May 22, 2018.

H.R. 5682 requires the Department of Justice (DOJ) to develop and apply a risk and needs assessment system to identify a prisoner’s risk and assign ...

Brown voted Aye

Passed 267/149 on Mar 21, 2018.

H.R. 5247 authorizes the use of eligible investigational drugs by patients who have been diagnosed with certain illnesses, who have exhausted the approved treatment options ...

Brown voted Yea

Failed 259/140 on Mar 13, 2018.

H.R. 5247 authorizes the use of eligible investigational drugs by patients who have been diagnosed with certain illnesses, who have exhausted the approved treatment options ...

Brown voted Nay

Passed 368/55 on Jun 13, 2017.

A string of scandals hit the Department of Veterans Affairs in the past few years, including dozens of veterans dying while waiting for care within ...

Brown voted Nay

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe ...

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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