Rep. John Blatnik

Former Representative from Minnesota’s 8th District, Democrat

Blatnik, a Democrat, was the representative for Minnesota's 8th congressional district from 1947 to 1974.



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Blatnik is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Blatnik sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Labor and Employment (19%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (14%) Taxation (12%) Transportation and Public Works (12%) Energy (9%) Social Welfare (9%) Agriculture and Food (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1947 to Dec 1974, Blatnik missed 996 of 4,801 roll call votes, which is 20.7%. This is much worse than the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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