Sen. Edward Brooke III

Former Senator from Massachusetts, Republican

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



Our unique analysis of the bills Brooke sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Brooke is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

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

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

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