Brooks is the representative for Alabama’s 5th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 5, 2011. Brooks is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Brooks 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 Brooks has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 19, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
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Brooks was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 6513 (115th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1110 West Market Street in Athens, Alabama, as the “Judge James E. Horton, Jr. Post ...
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).
Brooks sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Brooks’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8477: American Jobs First Act of 2020
- H.R. 5935: Lawful Interstate Transportation of Firearms Act
- H.R. 5577: No Social Security for Illegal Aliens Act of 2020
- H.Res. 633: Requiring that all impeachment inquiry related hearings, witness interviews and communications, document productions ...
- H.R. 3899: TPS Reform Act of 2019
- H.R. 2973: Arrest Statistics Reporting Act of 2019
- H.Res. 253: Recognizing that it is the sense of the United States House of Representatives ...
From Jan 2011 to Jan 2021, Brooks missed 124 of 6,317 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. 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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