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.

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Analysis

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)

Enacted Legislation

Brown-Waite was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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).

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

Key Votes

Brown-Waite’s Vote Vote Description
Yea S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Yea H.R. 2499 (111th): Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2010
Apr 29, 2010. Passed 223/169.
Yea 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.
No 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.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

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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