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.
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.
Broomfield was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- H.J.Res. 470 (102nd): To designate the month of September 1992 as “National Spina Bifida Awareness Month”.
- H.R. 307 (100th): A bill to designate the Federal Building and United States Post Office located at 315 West Allegan Street in Lansing, Michigan, as the “Charles E. Chamberlain Federal …
- H.R. 2087 (98th): A bill for the relief of Hans Robert Beisch.
- H.R. 3787 (97th): A bill to amend sections 10 and 11 of the Act of October 21, 1970 (P.L. 91-479; 16 U.S.C. 460X), entitled “An Act to establish in the …
- H.R. 3598 (93rd): A bill to amend title 37, United States Code, to authorize travel and transportation allowances to certain members of the uniformed services in connection with leave.
- H.R. 1485 (93rd): A bill to amend title 18 of the United States Code, to permit the transportation, mailing, and broadcasting of advertising, information, and materials concerning lotteries authorized by …
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).
Broomfield sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (48%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) Law (7%) Transportation and Public Works (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%)
Some of Broomfield’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5200 (102nd): Overseas Private Investment Corporation Amendments Act of 1992
- H.Con.Res. 318 (102nd): To urge a resumption of the Cyprus peace talks and to encourage …
- H.J.Res. 470 (102nd): To designate the month of September 1992 as “National Spina Bifida Awareness …
- H.Con.Res. 217 (102nd): Urging all parties in Yugoslavia to continue support for the current ceasefire …
- H.R. 3512 (102nd): NDRF Ship Disposal Act of 1992
- H.Con.Res. 209 (102nd): Congratulating the Government and people of Greece, and the municipal government and …
- H.Con.Res. 200 (102nd): To recommend that the United Nations Security Council dispatch United Nations forces …
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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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
- 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills