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Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester

Representative for Delaware’s At-Large District

pronounced LEE-suh // blunt RAW-chess-ter

Blunt Rochester is the representative for Delaware’s at-large district and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2017. Blunt Rochester is next up for reelection in 2020.

Photo of Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester [D-DE0]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Blunt Rochester.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Blunt Rochester is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Blunt Rochester has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Jun 18, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% NIAC Action: A FreedomWorks: 10% Americans for Prosperity: 0% NumbersUSA: 0%

Committee Membership

Lisa Blunt Rochester sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Blunt Rochester sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (33%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (33%) Crime and Law Enforcement (33%)

Recent Bills

Some of Blunt Rochester’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Blunt Rochester voted Yea

Failed 239/137 on Dec 21, 2018.

Blunt Rochester voted Yea

Passed 361/61 on Sep 26, 2018.

H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion ...

Blunt Rochester voted Yea

Passed 366/52 on Jul 25, 2018.

The House Amendment to S. 1182 extends the National Flood Insurance Program, which is set to expire July 31, 2018, through November 30, 2018. This ...

Blunt Rochester voted Yea

Passed 261/155 on Jun 20, 2018.

H.R. 5797 allows state Medicaid programs to remove the Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMD) exclusion for Medicaid beneficiaries aged 21 to 64 with an opioid ...

Blunt Rochester voted Yea

Passed 300/104 on Apr 13, 2018.

H.R. 4790 amends Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Act, known as the “Volcker Rule,” to streamline the regulatory authority over the Volcker Rule by granting ...

Blunt Rochester voted Yea

Passed 264/143 on Mar 6, 2018.

H.R. 4607 amends the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 (EGRPRA) to require the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) and each ...

Blunt Rochester voted Yea

Passed 256/164 on Jan 11, 2018.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017. The bill would extend so-called "section 702" government surveillance under ...

Blunt Rochester voted Yea

Passed 307/111 on Nov 2, 2017.

H.R. 849 amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to terminate the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) ...

Blunt Rochester voted Aye

Blunt Rochester voted Nay

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe ...

Blunt Rochester voted Yea

Passed 331/87 on Apr 4, 2017.

In 1988, the SEC adopted Rule 701 under the Securities Act to allow private companies to sell securities to their employees without the need to ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Jun 2019, Blunt Rochester missed 20 of 1,577 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is better than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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