Rep. Virginia “Ginny” Brown-Waite

Former Representative from Florida’s 5th District, Republican

Brown-Waite, a Republican, was the representative for Florida's 5th congressional district from 2003 to 2010.



Our unique analysis of the bills Brown-Waite sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Brown-Waite is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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%)

Recent Bills

Some of Brown-Waite’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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