Rep. Bruce Braley

Former Representative from Iowa’s 1st District, Democrat

Braley, a Democrat, was the representative for Iowa's 1st congressional district from 2007 to 2014.



Our unique analysis of the bills Braley sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Braley is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2014 Statistics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Braley for more statistics.

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%) International Affairs (5%) Commerce (5%) Energy (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

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. ProPublica has tracked 143 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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