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Sen. Scott Brown

Former Senator for Massachusetts

Brown was a senator from Massachusetts and was a Republican. He served from 2010 to 2012.

Photo of Sen. Scott Brown [R-MA, 2010-2012]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Brown is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2013 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Brown sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 2, 2013. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Brown was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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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).

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%) Health (9%) Immigration (9%) Labor and Employment (9%) Education (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Brown voted Not Voting

Conference Report Agreed to 81/14 on Dec 21, 2012.

Brown voted Yea

Conference Report Agreed to 86/13 on Dec 15, 2011.

Brown voted Yea

Brown voted Yea

Resolution of Ratification Agreed to 71/26 on Dec 22, 2010.

Brown voted Yea

Motion Agreed to 65/31 on Dec 18, 2010.

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 ...

Brown voted Yea

Motion Agreed to 81/19 on Dec 15, 2010.

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 ...

Brown voted Yea

Conference Report Agreed to 60/39 on Jul 15, 2010.

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 United States federal law ...

Brown voted Yea

Bill Passed 59/39 on May 20, 2010.

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 United States federal law ...

Brown voted Yea

Motion Agreed to 68/29 on Mar 17, 2010.

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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: