Sen. Samuel “Sam” Brownback

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)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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%)

Recent Bills

Some of Brownback’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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