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 and serves until Jan 3, 2021 unless re-elected.
Read our 2019 Report Card for Blunt Rochester.
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 Aug 7, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Lisa Blunt Rochester sits on the following committees:
Blunt Rochester was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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 at least about half 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).
Blunt Rochester sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Blunt Rochester’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7822: To protect clean air and public health by expanding fenceline and ambient air ...
- H.R. 7504: VA Clinical TEAM Culture Act of 2020
- H.R. 7304: Climate Action Planning for Ports Act of 2020
- H.R. 7303: Open Back Better Act of 2020
- H.R. 7286: Quit Because of COVID-19 Act
- H.R. 6660: LOSS Act of 2020
- H.R. 6568: Coverage for COVID-19 Treatment Act of 2020
From Jan 2017 to Jul 2020, Blunt Rochester missed 24 of 2,089 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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