Brown-Waite, a Republican, was the representative for Florida's 5th congressional district from 2003 to 2010.
Brown-Waite is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010 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-Waite sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Brown-Waite was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 1516 (111th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 37926 Church Street in Dade City, Florida, as the “Sergeant Marcus Mathes Post Office”.
- H.R. 5168 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 19101 Cortez Boulevard in Brooksville, Florida, as the “Cody Grater Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 3530 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1400 Highway 41 North in Inverness, Florida, as the “Chief Warrant Officer Aaron Weaver Post ...
- H.R. 1402 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 320 South Lecanto Highway in Lecanto, Florida, as the “Sergeant Dennis J. Flanagan Lecanto Post ...
- H.R. 514 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 16150 Aviation Loop Drive in Brooksville, Florida, as the “Sergeant Lea Robert Mills Brooksville Aviation ...
- H.R. 3703 (109th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 8501 Philatelic Drive in Spring Hill, Florida, as the “Staff Sergeant Michael Schafer Post Office ...
- H.R. 3056 (108th): To clarify the boundaries of the John H. Chafee Coast Barrier Resources System Cedar Keys Unit P25 on Otherwise Protected Area P25P.
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-Waite sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (24%) Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Law (14%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Health (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) Labor and Employment (7%)
Some of Brown-Waite’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 1575 (111th): Expressing support for designation of the third week of October as Male ...
- H.R. 5490 (111th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit ...
- H.Res. 1294 (111th): Expressing support for designation of the first Saturday in May as National ...
- H.R. 4222 (111th): Prevent Health Care Fraud Act of 2009
- H.Res. 831 (111th): Supporting the goals and ideals of National Adoption Day and National Adoption ...
- H.R. 3691 (111th): Seniors and Veterans Economic Stimulus Act of 2009
- H.Res. 358 (111th): Supporting the goals and ideals of National Adoption Day and National Adoption ...
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S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
H.R. 2499 (111th): Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2010
Apr 29, 2010. Passed 223/169.
H.Res. 1031 (110th): Providing for the adoption of the resolution (H. Res. 895) establishing within the House of Representatives an ...
Mar 11, 2008. Passed 229/182.
H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.
From Jan 2003 to Dec 2010, Brown-Waite missed 496 of 5,966 roll call votes, which is 8.3%. This is much worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. ProPublica has tracked 10 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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