Rep. David “Dave” Brat

Representative from Virginia’s 7th District, Republican

Brat, a Republican, has been the representative for Virginia's 7th congressional district since Nov 12, 2014 (next election in 2016) (map).



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

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

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Brat for more statistics.

Committee Membership

David “Dave” Brat sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Brat sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Immigration (27%) Taxation (18%) Economics and Public Finance (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (18%) International Affairs (18%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Nov 2014 to Sep 2016, Brat missed 46 of 1,307 roll call votes, which is 3.5%. This is worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 1 explanation for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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