Brown, a Republican, was the representative for Michigan's 3rd congressional district from 1967 to 1978.
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.
Brown was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 5580 (93rd): A bill relating to the withholding of income or employment taxes imposed by certain cities on the compensation of Federal employees.
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).
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%)
Some of Brown’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 13080 (95th): Savings and Loan Associations Mutual Capital Certificate Act
- H.J.Res. 877 (95th): A resolution to authorize the President to proclaim the last Friday of ...
- H.R. 11842 (95th): Agricultural Trade Act
- H.Res. 1106 (95th): A resolution amending rule XIII of the Rules of the House to ...
- H.R. 11800 (95th): A bill to amend the Administrative Procedure Act to require each agency ...
- H.R. 11799 (95th): A bill to amend the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 to ...
- H.R. 11593 (95th): A bill to defer from income certain amounts deferred pursuant to State ...
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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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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills