Rep. James Blanchard

Former Representative from Michigan’s 18th District


Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
1975-1982 Representative Michigan's 18th District

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Blanchard 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). Blanchard is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1975 to Dec 1982, Blanchard missed 422 of 4,887 roll call votes, which is 8.6%. This is worse than the median of 7.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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