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Rep. William Brodhead

Former Representative for Michigan’s 17th District

Brodhead, a Democrat, was the representative for Michigan's 17th congressional district from 1975 to 1982.

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Brodhead is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 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 Brodhead sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Brodhead was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were 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

Brodhead sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Social Welfare (29%) Taxation (24%) Labor and Employment (17%) Health (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%) Government Operations and Politics (6%) Private Legislation (5%) Finance and Financial Sector (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1975 to Dec 1982, Brodhead missed 225 of 4,901 roll call votes, which is 4.6%. This is better than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. 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: