Brewster was the representative for Oklahoma’s 3rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1991 to 1996.
Brewster is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1996 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 Brewster sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1991 to Oct 3, 1996. See full analysis methodology.
Brewster was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 3051 (103rd): To provide that certain property located in the State of Oklahoma owned by an Indian housing authority for the purpose of providing low-income housing shall be treated …
Does 1 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).
Brewster sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Economics and Public Finance (18%) Taxation (18%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (15%) Families (12%) Environmental Protection (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Commerce (9%) Animals (9%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Brewster recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 4144 (104th): Sportsmen’s Bill of Rights Act of 1996
- H.Con.Res. 164 (104th): Honoring the national organization of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda.
- H.R. 3088 (104th): To provide for the exchange of certain federally owned lands and mineral …
- H.Res. 191 (104th): Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require the reduction …
- H.R. 1112 (104th): To transfer management of the Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma to …
- H.R. 598 (104th): Pharmacy Compounding Preservation Act of 1994
- H.R. 5256 (103rd): Pharmacy Compounding Preservation Act of 1994
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1991 to Sep 1996, Brewster missed 133 of 3,394 roll call votes, which is 3.9%. This is on par with the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. 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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills