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Sen. Edward Brooke III

Former Senator for Massachusetts

Brooke, a Republican, was a senator from Massachusetts from 1967 to 1978.

Photo of Sen. Edward Brooke [R-MA, 1967-1978]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Brooke was the primary sponsor of 4 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 about one third or more 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

Brooke sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (19%) Housing and Community Development (16%) Social Welfare (15%) Taxation (13%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Energy (11%) International Affairs (9%) Private Legislation (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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.

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Primary Sources

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