Blumenauer is the representative for Oregon’s 3rd congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since May 21, 1996. Blumenauer is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021.
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Read our 2019 Report Card for Blumenauer.
Blumenauer is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Blumenauer has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Oct 16, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Earl Blumenauer sits on the following committees:
Blumenauer was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 91: Columbia River In-Lieu and Treaty Fishing Access Sites Improvement Act
- H.R. 2007: To require the Secretary of the Treasury to establish a program for the automated disclosure of taxpayer information for third-party income verification, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 2901 (113th): Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2014
- H.R. 5195 (113th): Emergency Afghan Allies Extension Act of 2014
- H.R. 3233 (113th): To extend the period during which Iraqis who were employed by the United States Government in Iraq may be granted special immigrant status and to temporarily increase ...
- H.R. 2971 (111th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 630 Northeast Killingsworth Avenue in Portland, Oregon, as the “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Post ...
- H.R. 1973 (109th): Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005
Does 8 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).
Blumenauer sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (37%) Health (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Environmental Protection (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%) Agriculture and Food (5%)
Some of Blumenauer’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8411: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal fossil fuel subsidies ...
- H.R. 8370: Small Business Disaster Relief Equity Act of 2020
- H.R. 8254: BETTER Kidney Care Act
- H.R. 7719: Preventing Authoritarian Policing Tactics on America’s Streets Act
- H.R. 7197: RESTAURANTS Act of 2020
- H.R. 6602: Emergency Cannabis Small Business Health and Safety Act
- H.R. 6202: Resilient Elections During Quarantines and Natural Disasters Act of 2020
From May 1996 to Oct 2020, Blumenauer missed 658 of 15,876 roll call votes, which is 4.1%. This is worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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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