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Rep. William Broomfield

Former Representative for Michigan’s 18th District

Broomfield was the representative for Michigan’s 18th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1983 to 1992.

He was previously the representative for Michigan’s 19th congressional district as a Republican from 1973 to 1982; and the representative for Michigan’s 18th congressional district as a Republican from 1957 to 1972.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Broomfield is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 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 Broomfield sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 9, 1992. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Broomfield was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:

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Does 6 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Broomfield sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (48%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Transportation and Public Works (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) Law (7%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Broomfield recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1957 to Oct 1992, Broomfield missed 1,228 of 13,358 roll call votes, which is 9.2%. This is worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. 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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Primary Sources

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