Rep. Benjamin Blackburn

Former Representative from Georgia’s 4th District, Republican

Blackburn, a Republican, was the representative for Georgia's 4th congressional district from 1967 to 1974.


Our unique analysis of the bills Blackburn sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Blackburn is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Blackburn sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (17%) Labor and Employment (17%) Taxation (14%) Private Legislation (14%) International Affairs (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%) Housing and Community Development (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1967 to Dec 1974, Blackburn missed 560 of 2,646 roll call votes, which is 21.2%. This is much worse than the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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