Brasco was the representative for New York’s 11th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1967 to 1974.
Brasco is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974 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 Brasco sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. See full analysis methodology.
Brasco was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 9281 (93rd): A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, with respect to the retirement of certain law enforcement and firefighter personnel, and for other purposes.
- H.J.Res. 594 (93rd): Joint resolution to authorize the President to issue annually a proclamation designating the month of May in each year as “National Arthritis Month”.
- H.R. 7995 (93rd): A bill to provide financial assistance for research activities for the study of sudden infant death syndrome.
Does 3 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).
Brasco sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Brasco’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 15159 (93rd): A bill to authorize assistance for the resettlement of refugees from the ...
- H.R. 14613 (93rd): A bill to amend the Social Security Act to provide for minimum ...
- H.R. 14114 (93rd): A bill to provide for the computation of pay of retired members ...
- H.R. 9280 (93rd): Clean Elections Act
- H.R. 9281 (93rd): A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, with respect to ...
- H.R. 9306 (93rd): A bill for the relief of Claudette Angelia Dwyer.
- H.R. 8741 (93rd): A bill to establish an arbitration board to settle disputes between supervisory ...
From Jan 1967 to Dec 1974, Brasco missed 698 of 2,648 roll call votes, which is 26.4%. This is much worse than the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. 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