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Rep. Joseph Brennan

Former Representative for Maine’s 1st District

Brennan was the representative for Maine’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1987 to 1990.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Brennan is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1990 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 Brennan sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1985 to Oct 27, 1990. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Brennan sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Environmental Protection (36%) Government Operations and Politics (21%) Crime and Law Enforcement (14%) Health (14%) Labor and Employment (14%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Brennan recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1987 to Oct 1990, Brennan missed 88 of 1,835 roll call votes, which is 4.8%. This is on par with the median of 4.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1990. 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.

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Primary Sources

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