Sen. Sherrod Brown

Senator from Ohio, Democrat

Brown, a Democrat, has been a senator from Ohio since Jan 4, 2007 (next election in 2018).

He was previously the representative for Ohio's 13th congressional district (1993-2006).



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

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. 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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Brown for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Sherrod Brown sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Brown sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (35%) Health (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%) Taxation (11%) Education (6%) Finance and Financial Sector (5%) Transportation and Public Works (5%) Government Operations and Politics (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2007 to Sep 2016, Brown missed 45 of 2,980 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is on par with the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. 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: