Read our 2020 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 3, 2017 to May 14, 2021. 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 (116th): Columbia River In-Lieu and Treaty Fishing Access Sites Improvement Act
- H.R. 2007 (116th): 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 (40%) Health (12%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Environmental Protection (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%)
Some of Blumenauer’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3242: To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to improve the American History ...
- H.R. 3180: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an elective payment ...
- H.R. 3135: To amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to prohibit importation, exportation, transportation, ...
- H.R. 2863: To amend the Internal Revenue Code to provide for a first-time homebuyer credit, ...
- H.R. 2719: To amend title 49, United States Code, to make modifications to the passenger ...
- H.R. 2674: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the use ...
- H.R. 2673: To amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 to ...
From May 1996 to May 2021, Blumenauer missed 659 of 16,055 roll call votes, which is 4.1%. This is worse than the median of 2.1% 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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