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).

What you can do



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 (33%) Health (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%) Taxation (13%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%) Transportation and Public Works (5%) Environmental Protection (5%) Education (5%)

Recent Bills

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

View All » (including bills from previous years)

Voting Record

Key Votes

Brown’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea S. 764: Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015
Jul 7, 2016. Motion Agreed to.
Yea S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Nay H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2007 to Dec 2016, Brown missed 45 of 2,994 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is on par with the median of 1.8% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

Show the numbers...

Primary Sources

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