Brennan was the representative for Maine’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1987 to 1990.
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.
Brennan sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Brennan’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5908 (101st): To amend the Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 to require samples ...
- H.R. 5424 (101st): To provide for 2 demonstration projects to study the effect of allowing ...
- H.R. 4419 (101st): To authorize appropriations for the congregate housing services program for fiscal year ...
- H.R. 3851 (101st): Making supplemental appropriations to the Department of Health and Human Services for ...
- H.R. 3698 (101st): To help pay the costs of construction of an environmental assessment center ...
- H.R. 2792 (101st): To authorize appropriations to reimburse State and local police and sheriff’s departments ...
- H.R. 2115 (101st): Plastic Container Labeling Act of 1989
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 and major life events.
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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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills