Rep. Earl Blumenauer

Representative from Oregon’s 3rd District, Democrat

Blumenauer, a Democrat, has been the representative for Oregon's 3rd congressional district since May 21, 1996 (next election in 2016) (map).

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

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

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Blumenauer for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Earl Blumenauer sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Blumenauer sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (31%) Taxation (28%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Health (8%) Environmental Protection (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%) Crime and Law Enforcement (5%) Immigration (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From May 1996 to Sep 2016, Blumenauer missed 563 of 13,699 roll call votes, which is 4.1%. This is worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 57 explanations for these missed votes. 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: