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Rep. John Blatnik

Former Representative for Minnesota’s 8th District

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

Photo of Rep. John Blatnik [D-MN8, 1947-1974]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Blatnik is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Blatnik sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Blatnik was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

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%) Agriculture and Food (9%) Energy (9%) Social Welfare (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: