Read our 2020 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 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 3, 2017 to Dec 7, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Sherrod Brown sits on the following committees:
Brown was the primary sponsor of 28 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 2049: Trafficking Survivors Housing Act of 2021
- S. 1817: Bridge Investment Act of 2021
- S. 1303: Build America, Buy America Act
- S. 4870 (116th): A bill to rename the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.
- S. 3049 (116th): Laboratory Access for Beneficiaries Act
- S. 2803 (116th): Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act of 2019
- S. 2619 (116th): Healthy Start Reauthorization Act of 2019
Does 28 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:
Health (39%) Taxation (14%) Labor and Employment (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%) Education (7%) Social Welfare (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Brown recently introduced the following legislation:
- S. 5189: A bill to address applications for deposit insurance submitted by industrial banks to …
- S. 5114: PREVENT Act of 2022
- S.Res. 819: A resolution affirming the commitment of the Senate to protect and expand the …
- S. 4847: Law Enforcement Scenario-Based Training for Safety and De-Escalation Act of 2022
- S. 4635: Comprehensive Care for Dual Eligible Individuals Act
- S. 4633: A bill to improve outcomes for Medicaid beneficiaries with major depressive disorder or …
- S. 4646: Faster Payments to Veterans’ Survivors Act of 2022
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2007 to Dec 2022, Brown missed 69 of 5,227 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is better than the median of 2.4% 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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