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 Jan 21, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Brown was the primary sponsor of 10 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 7157: FLIGHT Act
- H.R. 7125: ELITE Act of 2020
- H.R. 6661: PROMOTES Act of 2020
- H.R. 6574: PANORAMA Act of 2020
- H.R. 6146: OVERSEA Act of 2020
- 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.
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. 386: To amend title 23, United States Code, with respect to funding for certain ...
- H.R. 8627: To express the sense of Congress that the Chesapeake Bay Office of the ...
- H.R. 8185: Congressional Oversight of Labor Categories in Defense Contracting Act of 2020
- H.R. 8184: CATRA Act of 2020
- H.R. 8186: AFRICA Act of 2020
- H.R. 8183: ADAPT Act
- H.R. 8099: Diversity in Defense Act of 2020
From Jan 2017 to Jan 2021, Brown missed 63 of 2,182 roll call votes, which is 2.9%. 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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