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Rep. George Brown Jr.

Former Representative from California’s 42nd District, Democrat

Brown, a Democrat, was the representative for California's 42nd congressional district from 1993 to 1999.

He was previously the representative for California's 36th congressional district (1975-1992); the representative for California's 38th congressional district (1973-1974); and the representative for California's 29th congressional district (1963-1970).

Photo of Rep. George Brown [D-CA42, 1993-1999]


Our unique analysis of the bills Brown sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2000. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Brown is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Brown was the primary sponsor of 21 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Brown sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (19%) Science, Technology, Communications (16%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) Labor and Employment (12%) Commerce (11%) Education (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Law (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1963 to Jul 1999, Brown missed 2,345 of 16,051 roll call votes, which is 14.6%. This is much worse than the median of 3.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jul 1999. 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: