Rep. James Blanchard
Former Representative from Michigan's 18th District
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Michigan's 18th District
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Blanchard was a moderate Democratic leader according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Blanchard’s time serving in the House of Representatives. Blanchard’s bills had a total of 330 cosponsors in the 97th Congress.
Use this chart to compare Blanchard to other members of the House of Representatives in the 97th Congress on leadership and ideology.
This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See analysis methodology.
Some of Blanchard’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.J.Res. 610 (97th): A joint resolution to extend the Defense Production Act of 1950.
- H.R. 6760 (97th): Fair Trade Finance Act of 1982
- H.R. 5540 (97th): Defense Industrial Base Revitalization Act
- H.Con.Res. 136 (97th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress that the United ...
- H.R. 3600 (97th): Great Lakes Protection Act of 1982
- H.R. 3052 (97th): A bill to amend title XVI of the Social Security Act to ...
- H.Con.Res. 109 (97th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress with respect to the ...
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From Jan 1975 to Dec 1982, Blanchard missed 422 of 4,881 roll call votes, which is 8.6%. This is worse than the median of 7.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. 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
- THOMAS, for sponsored bills