Sen. Scott Brown

Former Senator from Massachusetts, Republican

Brown, a Republican, was a senator from Massachusetts from 2010 to 2012.

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Brown sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Brown is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Brown was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Brown sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (26%) Taxation (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Immigration (9%) Labor and Employment (9%) Education (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Health (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Brown’s Vote Vote Description
Not Voting H.R. 4310 (112th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
Dec 21, 2012. Conference Report Agreed to 81/14.
Yea On the Nomination PN1123: Gershwin A. Drain, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan
Aug 2, 2012. Nomination Confirmed 55/41.
Yea H.R. 1540 (112th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Dec 15, 2011. Conference Report Agreed to 86/13.
Yea H.J.Res. 48 (112th): Additional Continuing Appropriations Amendments, 2011
Mar 17, 2011. Joint Resolution Passed 87/13.
Yea H.R. 2965 (111th): Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010
Dec 18, 2010. Motion Agreed to 65/31.
The Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010 (H.R. 2965, S. 4023) is a landmark United States federal statute enacted in December 2010 that established a process for ending the Don't ask, don't tell (DADT) policy (10 U.S.C. § 654), thus allowing gays, lesbians, ...
Yea 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 ...
Yea H.R. 4173 (111th): Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
May 20, 2010. Bill Passed 59/39.
The Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Pub.L. 111–203, H.R. 4173; commonly referred to as Dodd–Frank) was signed into federal law by President Barack Obama on July 21, 2010. Passed as a response to the Great Recession, it brought the most significant changes ...
Yea H.R. 2847 (111th): Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act
Mar 17, 2010. Motion Agreed to 68/29.

Missed Votes

From Feb 2010 to Jan 2013, Brown missed 4 of 765 roll call votes, which is 0.5%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jan 2013. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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