Our unique analysis of the bills Browder 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 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Browder is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Browder was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
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).
Browder sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (28%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Private Legislation (10%) Health (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) Taxation (7%)
Some of Browder’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4131 (104th): Commission on Chemical and Biological Warfare Agent Exposure Act
- H.R. 4087 (104th): Dugger Mountain Wilderness Act of 1996
- H.R. 3288 (104th): To direct that funds appropriated to the Department of Defense for fiscal ...
- H.R. 3289 (104th): To grant jurisdiction to the States over new gambling activities conducted on ...
- H.Con.Res. 158 (104th): Instructing the Architect of the Capitol to recommend measures to recognize, through ...
- H.R. 2671 (104th): To provide that the President and Members of Congress shall not be ...
- H.R. 1874 (104th): To modify the boundaries of the Talladega National Forest, Alabama.
From Apr 1989 to Sep 1996, Browder missed 107 of 4,272 roll call votes, which is 2.5%. This is on par with the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. 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:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills