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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’s current term ends on Jan 3, 2023.

Photo of Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]

Analysis

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 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 3, 2017 to Dec 2, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Anthony Brown sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Brown was the primary sponsor of 10 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 10 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 (43%) Transportation and Public Works (17%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Taxation (6%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Brown recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Brown voted Yea

Brown voted Yea

Passed 361/69 on Mar 9, 2022.

Brown voted Nay

Passed 363/70 on Dec 7, 2021.

This is the yearly military spending policy bill, which governs how military and related federal appropriations can be spent under the law. This bill was …

Brown voted Yea

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due …

Brown voted Yea

Brown voted Nay

Brown voted Nay

Brown voted Aye

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 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 …

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Dec 2022, Brown missed 84 of 3,096 roll call votes, which is 2.7%. This is on par with 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

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