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Rep. Benjamin Blackburn

Former Representative for Georgia’s 4th District

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

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Blackburn is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Blackburn sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Blackburn was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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

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

Missed Votes

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

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