Brownley is the representative for California’s 26th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2013. Brownley is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Brownley is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Brownley has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 25, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
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Brownley was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3224 (116th): Deborah Sampson Act
- H.R. 4641 (115th): To authorize the President to award the Medal of Honor to John L. Canley for acts of valor during the Vietnam War while a member of the ...
- H.R. 6138 (114th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 560 East Pleasant Valley Road, Port Hueneme, California, as the U.S. Naval Construction Battalion “Seabees” ...
Does 3 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).
Brownley sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Brownley’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 49: Expressing the sense of the Congress that a commemorative postage stamp series should ...
- H.Res. 50: Expressing the support of the House of Representatives for the naming of new ...
- H.R. 371: For the relief of Robert Feiss.
- H.R. 344: To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct an analysis of the ...
- H.R. 345: To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide abortion counseling to a ...
- H.R. 240: To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Labor ...
- H.R. 239: To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for limitations on copayments ...
From Jan 2013 to Jan 2021, Brownley missed 65 of 4,711 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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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