Sen. Brockman “Brock” Adams

Former Senator from Washington, Democrat

Adams, a Democrat, was a senator from Washington from 1987 to 1992.

He was previously the representative for Washington's 7th congressional district (1965-1978).



Our unique analysis of the bills Adams sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1992. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Adams is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Adams was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Adams sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (23%) Environmental Protection (14%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (13%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (13%) International Affairs (13%) Social Welfare (9%) Education (8%) Native Americans (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1987 to Oct 1992, Adams missed 67 of 1,987 roll call votes, which is 3.4%. This is on par with the median of 4.7% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1992. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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