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Sen. William Brock III

Former Senator for Tennessee

Brock, a Republican, was a senator from Tennessee from 1971 to 1976.

He was previously the representative for Tennessee's 3rd congressional district (1963-1970).

Photo of Sen. William Brock [R-TN, 1971-1976]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 liberal–conservative 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. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Brock was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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

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%)

Recent Bills

Some of Brock’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: