Brown is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1996 positioned according to our 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 from Jan 4, 1991 to Oct 3, 1996. See full analysis methodology.
Brown was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- S. 342 (104th): Cache La Poudre River Corridor Act
- S. 1644 (104th): A bill to authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (most-favored-nation) to the products of Romania.
- S. 1292 (104th): A bill to designate the United States Post Office building located at 201 East Pikes Peak Avenue in Colorado Springs, Colorado, as the “Winfield Scott Stratton Post …
- S. 2201 (102nd): Soviet Scientists Immigration Act of 1992
- H.R. 2961 (101st): For the relief of Sonanong Poonpipat (Latch).
- H.J.Res. 68 (101st): Designating May 1989 as “National Stroke Awareness Month”.
- H.R. 3787 (98th): An act to amend the National Trails System Act by adding the California Trail to the study list, and for other purposes.
Does 7 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).
Brown sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (21%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (15%) Law (12%) International Affairs (11%) Environmental Protection (9%) Commerce (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Brown recently introduced the following legislation:
- S.Con.Res. 74 (104th): A concurrent resolution to provide for a change in the enrollment of …
- S. 2187 (104th): Civil Rights Commission Reauthorization Act of 1996
- S.Res. 303 (104th): A resolution commending the Governments of Hungary and Romania on the occasion …
- S.Res. 291 (104th): A resolution to designate November 18, 1996, as “American Free Enterprise Day.”
- S. 1990 (104th): Civil Rights Commission Reauthorization Act of 1996
- S. 1967 (104th): A bill to provide that members of the Armed Forces who performed …
- S. 1934 (104th): A bill to provide for an exchange of lands with the city …
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1991 to Oct 1996, Brown missed 12 of 2,193 roll call votes, which is 0.5%. This is better than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1996. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|1981 Jan-Mar (House)||15||0||0.0%||0th|
|1981 Apr-Jun (House)||90||0||0.0%||0th|
|1981 Jul-Sep (House)||106||0||0.0%||0th|
|1981 Oct-Dec (House)||142||0||0.0%||0th|
|1982 Feb-Mar (House)||48||0||0.0%||0th|
|1982 Apr-Jun (House)||119||0||0.0%||0th|
|1982 Jul-Sep (House)||193||1||0.5%||3rd|
|1982 Oct-Dec (House)||99||0||0.0%||0th|
|1983 Jan-Mar (House)||43||0||0.0%||0th|
|1983 Apr-Jun (House)||182||0||0.0%||0th|
|1983 Jul-Sep (House)||130||1||0.8%||10th|
|1983 Oct-Nov (House)||143||0||0.0%||0th|
|1984 Jan-Mar (House)||53||0||0.0%||0th|
|1984 Apr-Jun (House)||223||0||0.0%||0th|
|1984 Jul-Sep (House)||96||0||0.0%||0th|
|1984 Oct-Oct (House)||36||0||0.0%||0th|
|1985 Jan-Mar (House)||36||1||2.8%||21st|
|1985 Apr-Jun (House)||154||1||0.6%||8th|
|1985 Jul-Sep (House)||101||3||3.0%||40th|
|1985 Oct-Dec (House)||148||1||0.7%||11th|
|1986 Jan-Mar (House)||61||0||0.0%||0th|
|1986 Apr-Jun (House)||128||1||0.8%||16th|
|1986 Jul-Sep (House)||202||0||0.0%||0th|
|1986 Oct-Oct (House)||60||0||0.0%||0th|
|1987 Jan-Mar (House)||39||0||0.0%||0th|
|1987 Apr-Jun (House)||187||9||4.8%||55th|
|1987 Jul-Sep (House)||95||0||0.0%||0th|
|1987 Oct-Dec (House)||167||11||6.6%||54th|
|1988 Feb-Mar (House)||49||2||4.1%||38th|
|1988 Apr-Jun (House)||161||2||1.2%||18th|
|1988 Jul-Sep (House)||152||2||1.3%||15th|
|1988 Oct-Oct (House)||89||7||7.9%||73rd|
|1989 Jan-Mar (House)||14||0||0.0%||0th|
|1989 Apr-Jun (House)||105||3||2.9%||42nd|
|1989 Jul-Sep (House)||128||1||0.8%||18th|
|1989 Oct-Nov (House)||121||4||3.3%||45th|
|1990 Jan-Mar (House)||60||0||0.0%||0th|
|1990 Apr-Jun (House)||150||2||1.3%||26th|
|1990 Jul-Sep (House)||183||1||0.5%||18th|
|1990 Oct-Oct (House)||143||5||3.5%||53rd|
|1991 Jan-Mar (Senate)||41||1||2.4%||75th|
|1991 Apr-Jun (Senate)||74||0||0.0%||0th|
|1991 Jul-Sep (Senate)||96||0||0.0%||0th|
|1991 Oct-Nov (Senate)||69||5||7.2%||84th|
|1992 Jan-Mar (Senate)||61||0||0.0%||0th|
|1992 Apr-Jun (Senate)||74||0||0.0%||0th|
|1992 Jul-Sep (Senate)||117||3||2.6%||51st|
|1992 Oct-Oct (Senate)||18||0||0.0%||0th|
|1993 Feb-Mar (Senate)||93||0||0.0%||0th|
|1993 Apr-Jun (Senate)||99||0||0.0%||0th|
|1993 Jul-Sep (Senate)||109||0||0.0%||0th|
|1993 Oct-Nov (Senate)||94||0||0.0%||0th|
|1994 Jan-Mar (Senate)||86||0||0.0%||0th|
|1994 Apr-Jun (Senate)||92||0||0.0%||0th|
|1994 Jul-Sep (Senate)||136||3||2.2%||54th|
|1994 Oct-Dec (Senate)||15||0||0.0%||0th|
|1995 Jan-Mar (Senate)||125||0||0.0%||0th|
|1995 Apr-Jun (Senate)||171||0||0.0%||0th|
|1995 Jul-Sep (Senate)||184||0||0.0%||0th|
|1995 Oct-Dec (Senate)||133||0||0.0%||0th|
|1996 Jan-Mar (Senate)||60||0||0.0%||0th|
|1996 Apr-Jun (Senate)||122||0||0.0%||0th|
|1996 Jul-Sep (Senate)||121||0||0.0%||0th|
|1996 Oct-Oct (Senate)||3||0||0.0%||0th|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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