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 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2020 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 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 Jun 11, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Anthony Brown sits on the following committees:
Brown was the primary sponsor of 10 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 7157 (116th): FLIGHT Act
- H.R. 7125 (116th): ELITE Act of 2020
- H.R. 6661 (116th): PROMOTES Act of 2020
- H.R. 6574 (116th): PANORAMA Act of 2020
- H.R. 6146 (116th): OVERSEA Act of 2020
- H.R. 3177 (116th): National Defense Accelerator Network Act of 2019
- H.R. 3176 (116th): 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.
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).
Brown sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Brown’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3750: To require the Secretary of Transportation to issue best practices for providers of ...
- H.R. 3477: To authorize the posthumous honorary promotion to general of Lieutenant General Frank Maxwell ...
- H.R. 3015: To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a Federal firearms licensee ...
- H.R. 3017: To direct the Secretary of Transportation to provide a grant for research and ...
- H.R. 3016: To amend title 23, United States Code, to direct the Director of the ...
- H.R. 2833: To establish a program to improve community connectivity by identifying and removing or ...
- H.R. 2128: Public Transit Safety Improvement Act of 2021
From Jan 2017 to May 2021, Brown missed 65 of 2,320 roll call votes, which is 2.8%. 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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