Our unique analysis of the bills Brownback sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2010. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Brownback is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Brownback was the primary sponsor of 10 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 1937 (111th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a 5-year carryback of operating losses, and for other purposes.
- S. 1835 (111th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow 5-year carryback of operating losses, and for other purposes.
- S. 1567 (111th): Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Act of 2009
- S. 1065 (111th): Iran Sanctions Enabling Act of 2009
- S. 1810 (110th): Prenatally and Postnatally Diagnosed Conditions Awareness Act
- S. 2675 (110th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 201 West Greenway Street in Derby, Kansas, as the “Sergeant Jamie O. Maugans ...
- S. 193 (109th): Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2005
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 about one third or more 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).
Brownback sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Foreign Trade and International Finance (37%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) International Affairs (9%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (9%) Law (8%) Health (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%)
Some of Brownback’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S.Res. 694 (111th): A resolution condemning the Government of Iran for its state-sponsored persecution of ...
- S. 3974 (111th): Vietnam Human Rights Sanctions Act
- S.Con.Res. 73 (111th): A concurrent resolution honoring the life of Dr. Ronald W. Walters and ...
- S. 15 (111th): Global Forest Restoration Investment Tax Credit Act
- S. 3904 (111th): High Plains Groundwater Resource Conservation Act
- S.Con.Res. 72 (111th): A concurrent resolution recognizing the 45th anniversary of the White House Fellows ...
- S. 3697 (111th): Creating Hope Act of 2010
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H.R. 4853 (111th): Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
Dec 15, 2010. Motion Agreed to 81/19.
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010), also known as the 2010 Tax Relief Act, was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010, and signed into ...
H.R. 2996 (111th): Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
Oct 29, 2009. Conference Report Agreed to 72/28.
H.R. 3435 (111th): Making supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2009 for the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Program.
Aug 6, 2009. Bill Passed 60/37.
H.R. 1495 (110th): Water Resources Development Act of 2007
Nov 8, 2007. Veto Overridden 79/14.
On the Nomination PN177: Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., in the Army, to be General
Feb 8, 2007. Nomination Confirmed 83/14.
From Jan 1997 to Dec 2010, Brownback missed 248 of 4,590 roll call votes, which is 5.4%. This is much worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2010. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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