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Rep. Garry Brown

Former Representative for Michigan’s 3rd District

Brown was the representative for Michigan’s 3rd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1967 to 1978.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Brown is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives 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 Brown sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Brown was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was 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 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Brown sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Housing and Community Development (24%) Government Operations and Politics (22%) Labor and Employment (18%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Agriculture and Food (5%) Social Welfare (5%) Taxation (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1967 to Oct 1978, Brown missed 499 of 5,460 roll call votes, which is 9.1%. This is on par with the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives 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: