Brooke is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1978 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 Brooke sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 15, 1978. See full analysis methodology.
Brooke was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- S. 489 (95th): An Act to authorize supplemental military assistance to Portugal for the fiscal year 1977, and for other purposes.
- S. 1148 (95th): A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to erect a memorial in honor of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence in Constitution Gardens ...
- S. 3974 (93rd): A bill to provide for a plan for the preservation, interpretation, development, and use of the historic, cultural, and architectural resources of the Lowell Historic Canal District ...
- S.J.Res. 128 (93rd): Joint resolution to provide for an extension of certain laws relating to the payment of interest on time and savings deposits.
Does 4 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).
Brooke sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (19%) Housing and Community Development (16%) Social Welfare (15%) Taxation (13%) Energy (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) International Affairs (9%) Private Legislation (6%)
Some of Brooke’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3462 (95th): A bill to provide for the maintenance of reserves by member banks ...
- S. 3461 (95th): A bill to extend the authority for the flexible regulation of interest ...
- S. 3423 (95th): Disaster Relief Amendments
- S. 3394 (95th): Anti-Inflation Tax Reduction and Reform Act
- S. 3325 (95th): Veterans Geriatric and Gerontological Health Services Act
- S.Con.Res. 93 (95th): A concurrent resolution to set forth the views of the Congress on ...
- S. 3252 (95th): Residual Radioactive Materials Act
From Jan 1967 to Oct 1978, Brooke missed 770 of 5,822 roll call votes, which is 13.2%. This is on par with the median of 12.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1978. 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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills