Brown was the representative for Ohio’s 7th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1965 to 1982.
Brown is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 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 Brown sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1977 to Dec 21, 1982. See full analysis methodology.
Brown was the primary sponsor of 14 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.J.Res. 225 (97th): A joint resolution to designate the week beginning June 5, 1983, and ending June 11, 1983, as “Management Week in America”.
- H.J.Res. 946 (95th): A resolution to designate October 7, 1978, as “National Guard Day”.
- H.J.Res. 1081 (95th): A resolution to designate October 7, 1978, as “National Guard Day”.
- H.J.Res. 1075 (95th): A resolution to designate October 7, 1978, as “National Guard Day”.
- H.J.Res. 1080 (95th): A resolution to designate October 7, 1978, as “National Guard Day”.
- H.J.Res. 1082 (95th): A resolution to designate October 7, 1978, as “National Guard Day”.
- H.J.Res. 1079 (95th): A resolution to designate October 7, 1978, as “National Guard Day”.
Does 14 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 sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Economics and Public Finance (24%) Government Operations and Politics (22%) Taxation (21%) Energy (9%) Private Legislation (7%) Environmental Protection (6%) Arts, Culture, Religion (6%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%)
Some of Brown’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7122 (97th): Natural Gas Marketing Improvements Act of 1982
- H.R. 6302 (97th): A bill to amend the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of ...
- H.J.Res. 478 (97th): A joint resolution to designate October 1982 as “National Car Care Month”.
- H.R. 5720 (97th): A bill for the relief of Joseph Karel Hasek.
- H.R. 5274 (97th): A bill to provide for Congressional evaluation of energy policy by imposing ...
- H.R. 4930 (97th): National Petroleum Supply Evaluation Act of 1981
- H.R. 4643 (97th): Federal Assistance Improvement Act of 1981
From Jan 1966 to Dec 1982, Brown missed 1,295 of 7,740 roll call votes, which is 16.7%. This is much worse than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. 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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills