Read our 2018 Report Card for Brooks.
Brooks is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Brooks has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Oct 16, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Susan Brooks sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Energy and Commerce
- House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress
Brooks was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 1733 (115th): To direct the Secretary of Energy to review and update a report on the energy and environmental benefits of the re-refining of used lubricating oil.
- H.R. 2228: Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017
- H.R. 5509 (114th): To name the Department of Veterans Affairs temporary lodging facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, as the “Dr. Otis Bowen Veteran House”.
- H.R. 623 (114th): DHS Social Media Improvement Act of 2015
- H.R. 3681 (114th): Improving Access to Emergency Psychiatric Care Act
- H.R. 3242 (114th): Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2015
- H.R. 4275 (113th): Cooperative and Small Employer Charity Pension Flexibility Act
Does 9 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).
Brooks sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Brooks’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 2786: Jake Laird Act of 2019
- H.R. 1390: Mobile Health Record Act of 2019
- H.R. 7328: Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2018
- H.R. 7272: Mobile Health Record Act of 2018
- H.Res. 1148 (115th): Expressing support for the goals and ideas of “Stomach Cancer Awareness Month”.
- H.R. 6388 (115th): Federal Employee Retirement Accountability Act
- H.R. 6378: Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2018
From Jan 2013 to Oct 2019, Brooks missed 55 of 4,303 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is better than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives 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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