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)
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%)
Some of Blackburn’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Con.Res. 676 (93rd): Concurrent resolution to establish a target of $297 billion, for budget outlays ...
- H.R. 16917 (93rd): A bill to authorize Benjamin S. Persons to accept appointment as Vice ...
- H.R. 16681 (93rd): Eastern Wilderness Areas Act
- H.R. 15086 (93rd): National Protection Act
- H.R. 15033 (93rd): National Protection Act
- H.R. 14961 (93rd): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to provide ...
- H.Res. 1075 (93rd): Resolution in support of continued undiluted U.S. sovereignty and jurisdiction over the ...
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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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills