Bill Text — Sep 16, 2012
This bill’s text is now available.
Sen. Samuel “Sam” Brownback [R-KS, 1996-2010] is the sponsor of this bill.
GovTrack Insider, our Kickstarter-backed work to summarize bills in Congress, has resumed. Here’s what we’ve been up to:
Former Senator from Kansas, Republican
Brownback, a Republican, was a senator from Kansas from 1996 to 2010.
He was previously the representative for Kansas's 2nd congressional district (1995-1996).
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 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...
View All » (including bills from previous years)
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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: