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Favorable or Unfavorable #91: Jack Brooks


Favorable or Unfavorable #91: Jack Brooks  

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Rep. Jack Brooks (TX-D) starts off as a conservative Dem and shifts left over his career. 

His actions:

Brooks, Jack 1956 Refuses to sign Southern Manifesto
Brooks, Jack 1957 Opposes Civil Rights Act of 1957
Brooks, Jack 1964 Supports his first major Civil Rights bill
Brooks, Jack 1972 Namesake of Brooks Act
Brooks, Jack 1974 Nixon calls him his "executioner" because of Brooks's strongly worded articles of impeachment
Brooks, Jack 1974 One of only 8 to vote for all 5 articles of impeachment against Nixon
Brooks, Jack 1975 Influential House Oversight Committee Chair. Served 14 years
Brooks, Jack 1977 Opposes Carter's govt reorganization plans
Brooks, Jack 1990 Co-sponsors Americans w/ Disabilities Act
Brooks, Jack 1991 Co-sponsors Civil Rights Act of 1991
Brooks, Jack 1993 Introduces Violent Crime Bill, which has an federal assault weapons ban
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