Brown-Waite was the representative for Florida’s 5th congressional district and was a Republican. She served 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 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 from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 21, 2010. 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.
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).
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 ...
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. 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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