Read our 2019 Report Card for Brown.
Brown is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate 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 has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Jul 2, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Sherrod Brown sits on the following committees:
- Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Ranking Member
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
- Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade subcommittee Ranking Member
Senate Committee on Finance
- Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy subcommittee Ranking Member
- Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Brown was the primary sponsor of 21 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 3049: Laboratory Access for Beneficiaries Act
- S. 2619: Healthy Start Reauthorization Act of 2019
- S. 1436: A bill to make technical corrections to the computation of average pay under Public Law 110-279.
- S. 2377: A bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 200 West 2nd Street in Dayton, Ohio, as the “Walter H. Rice Federal Building and ...
- S. 1319: Community Care Core Competency Act of 2017
- S. 1236: A bill to require the Attorney General to designate Human Trafficking Coordinators for Federal judicial districts, and for other purposes.
- S. 857: African American Civil Rights Network Act
Does 21 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
Brown sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Brown’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 4172: A bill to provide emergency funding for child welfare services provided under parts ...
- S. 4164: A bill to authorize emergency housing voucher assistance, and for other purposes.
- S.Res. 642: A resolution honoring the life, legacy, and achievements of Annie Glenn.
- S. 4088: A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to extend ...
- S.Res. 627: A resolution recognizing June 2020 as “LGBTQ Pride Month”.
- S. 3885: SFC Heath Robinson Burn Pit Transparency Act
- S. 3813: A bill to amend the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of ...
From Jan 2007 to Jul 2020, Brown missed 59 of 4,155 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. 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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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