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Rep. Bruce Braley

Former Representative for Iowa’s 1st District

Braley was the representative for Iowa’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2007 to 2014.

Photo of Rep. Bruce Braley [D-IA1, 2007-2014]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Braley.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Braley is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014 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 Braley sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 11, 2014. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Braley was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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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

Braley sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (30%) Armed Forces and National Security (24%) Health (16%) Education (10%) Government Operations and Politics (6%) Energy (5%) International Affairs (5%) Commerce (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Braley voted Nay

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Braley voted Aye

Braley voted Yea

Braley voted Aye

Braley voted Nay

Passed 387/2 on Nov 4, 2011.

Braley voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2007 to Dec 2014, Braley missed 313 of 6,341 roll call votes, which is 4.9%. This is much worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2014. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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