Brown, a Democrat, is a senator from Ohio and has served since Jan 4, 2007. Brown is next up for reelection in 2018.
He was previously the representative for Ohio's 13th congressional district (1993-2006).
Read our 2016 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. See full analysis methodology.
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Sherrod Brown sits on the following committees:
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Economic Policy
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment
- Senate Committee on Finance
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
- Member, Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade
- Member, Subcommittee on Nutrition, Agricultural Research, and Specialty Crops
- Member, Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy
- Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Brown was the primary sponsor of 12 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 2913 (113th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 715 Shawan Falls Drive in Dublin, Ohio, as the “Lance Corporal Wesley G. ...
- S. 349 (112th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4865 Tallmadge Road in Rootstown, Ohio, as the “Marine Sgt. Jeremy E. Murray ...
- S. 502 (112th): A bill for the relief of Maha Dakar.
- S. 4055 (111th): Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act of 2010
- S. 273 (111th): A bill to require the designation of the federally occupied building located at McKinley Avenue and Third Street, S.W., Canton, Ohio, as the “Ralph Regula Federal Office ...
- S. 1760 (110th): Healthy Start Reauthorization Act of 2007
- S. 3530 (110th): Stephanie Tubbs Jones Gift of Life Medal Act of 2008
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 about one third or more 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:
Health (30%) Taxation (25%) Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%) Environmental Protection (6%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%) Labor and Employment (6%) Sports and Recreation (6%)
Some of Brown’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2238: A bill to amend the Ohio & Erie Canal National Heritage Canalway Act ...
- S. 2177: Restoring Overtime Pay Act of 2017
- S. 2147: Butch Lewis Act of 2017
- S. 2069: Protecting Workers’ Freedom to Organize Act
- S.Res. 319: A resolution supporting the goals, activities, and ideals of Prematurity Awareness Month.
- S. 1977: Seniors Tax Hike Prevention Act of 2017
- S. 1983: United States Foreign Investment Review Act of 2017
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On the Nomination PN31: Ryan Zinke, of Montana, to be Secretary of the Interior
Mar 1, 2017. Nomination Confirmed 68/31.
Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) was President Donald Trump’s nominee to serve as Secretary of the Interior. This vote by the Senate confirmed the nomination. Zinke, a first-term congressman elected in 2014 who resigned from Congress immediately following the vote so that he could hold another ...
On the Nomination PN32: Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., of Florida, to be Secretary of Commerce
Feb 27, 2017. Nomination Confirmed 72/27.
H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
S. 764: Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015
Jul 7, 2016. Motion Agreed to 63/30.
This bill was the vehicle for passage of the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, which is the form it was enacted it. Prior to amendments, the bill regarded defunding Planned Parenthood and the National Sea Grant College Program. As enacted, the bill created national ...
H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
H.R. 5771 (113th): Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014
Dec 16, 2014. Bill Passed 76/16.
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
H.R. 514 (112th): FISA Sunsets Extension Act of 2011
Feb 15, 2011. Bill Passed 86/12.
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 ...
On the Nomination PN177: Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., in the Army, to be General
Feb 8, 2007. Nomination Confirmed 83/14.
From Jan 2007 to Dec 2017, Brown missed 45 of 3,315 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is on par with the median of 1.3% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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