Brock is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1976 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 Brock sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 1, 1976. See full analysis methodology.
Brock was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
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).
Brock sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (33%) Taxation (12%) Social Welfare (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Education (10%) Health (10%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Housing and Community Development (7%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Brock recently introduced the following legislation:
- S. 3861 (94th): A bill for the relief of Mary Ian Connell.
- S. 3862 (94th): A bill for the relief of Maria Lucia Pontes.
- S. 3822 (94th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to extend …
- S. 3708 (94th): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to …
- S. 3649 (94th): A bill to amend title XX of the Social Security Act so …
- S. 3613 (94th): A bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act by designating …
- S. 3616 (94th): All Volunteer Health Manpower Act
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Feb 1971 to Oct 1976, Brock missed 641 of 3,404 roll call votes, which is 18.8%. This is worse than the median of 13.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1976. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|1963 Jan-Mar (House)||9||0||0.0%||0th|
|1963 Apr-Jun (House)||31||2||6.5%||86th|
|1963 Jul-Sep (House)||28||0||0.0%||0th|
|1963 Oct-Dec (House)||50||3||6.0%||64th|
|1964 Jan-Mar (House)||26||1||3.8%||64th|
|1964 Apr-Jun (House)||34||2||5.9%||82nd|
|1964 Jul-Sep (House)||49||1||2.0%||45th|
|1964 Oct-Oct (House)||4||2||50.0%||97th|
|1965 Jan-Mar (House)||28||1||3.6%||30th|
|1965 Apr-Jun (House)||53||12||22.6%||84th|
|1965 Jul-Sep (House)||98||14||14.3%||75th|
|1965 Oct-Oct (House)||22||11||50.0%||95th|
|1966 Jan-Mar (House)||30||2||6.7%||44th|
|1966 Apr-Jun (House)||51||13||25.5%||82nd|
|1966 Jul-Sep (House)||72||12||16.7%||59th|
|1966 Oct-Oct (House)||40||8||20.0%||51st|
|1967 Jan-Mar (House)||31||0||0.0%||0th|
|1967 Apr-Jun (House)||57||0||0.0%||0th|
|1967 Jul-Sep (House)||59||5||8.5%||88th|
|1967 Oct-Dec (House)||98||1||1.0%||25th|
|1968 Jan-Mar (House)||38||1||2.6%||59th|
|1968 Apr-Jun (House)||79||0||0.0%||0th|
|1968 Jul-Sep (House)||91||3||3.3%||43rd|
|1968 Oct-Oct (House)||25||3||12.0%||50th|
|1969 Jan-Mar (House)||16||1||6.2%||54th|
|1969 Apr-Jun (House)||28||4||14.3%||63rd|
|1969 Jul-Sep (House)||45||17||37.8%||98th|
|1969 Oct-Dec (House)||88||31||35.2%||92nd|
|1970 Jan-Mar (House)||35||20||57.1%||96th|
|1970 Apr-Jun (House)||74||30||40.5%||92nd|
|1970 Jul-Sep (House)||76||65||85.5%||100th|
|1970 Oct-Dec (House)||81||44||54.3%||95th|
|1971 Feb-Mar (Senate)||25||1||4.0%||13th|
|1971 Apr-Jun (Senate)||89||21||23.6%||71st|
|1971 Jul-Sep (Senate)||109||16||14.7%||49th|
|1971 Oct-Dec (Senate)||202||62||30.7%||92nd|
|1972 Jan-Mar (Senate)||119||18||15.1%||55th|
|1972 Apr-Jun (Senate)||130||18||13.8%||44th|
|1972 Jul-Sep (Senate)||206||59||28.6%||81st|
|1972 Oct-Oct (Senate)||75||23||30.7%||75th|
|1973 Jan-Mar (Senate)||67||1||1.5%||12th|
|1973 Apr-Jun (Senate)||192||22||11.5%||57th|
|1973 Jul-Sep (Senate)||167||35||21.0%||86th|
|1973 Oct-Dec (Senate)||168||33||19.6%||73rd|
|1974 Jan-Mar (Senate)||94||3||3.2%||23rd|
|1974 Apr-Jun (Senate)||179||19||10.6%||62nd|
|1974 Jul-Sep (Senate)||138||21||15.2%||74th|
|1974 Oct-Dec (Senate)||133||25||18.8%||64th|
|1975 Jan-Mar (Senate)||118||9||7.6%||54th|
|1975 Apr-Jun (Senate)||141||12||8.5%||40th|
|1975 Jul-Sep (Senate)||170||15||8.8%||52nd|
|1975 Oct-Dec (Senate)||182||28||15.4%||78th|
|1976 Jan-Mar (Senate)||109||21||19.3%||77th|
|1976 Apr-Jun (Senate)||263||29||11.0%||40th|
|1976 Jul-Sep (Senate)||315||137||43.5%||91st|
|1976 Oct-Oct (Senate)||13||13||100.0%||76th|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills