Rep. James Blanchard

Former Representative from Michigan's 18th District

Elected Positions

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

See Also: Bioguide

Sponsorship Analysis

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.

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 4,881 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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Primary Sources

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