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Rep. John Browder

Former Representative for Alabama’s 3rd District

Browder was the representative for Alabama’s 3rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1989 to 1996.

Photo of Rep. John Browder [D-AL3, 1989-1996]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Browder is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1996 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 Browder sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1991 to Oct 3, 1996. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Browder was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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Does 1 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Browder sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (28%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%) Private Legislation (10%) Health (10%) Taxation (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: