Blackwell was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1991 to 1994.
Blackwell is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1994 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 Blackwell sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1989 to Nov 29, 1994. See full analysis methodology.
Blackwell sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Blackwell’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.J.Res. 364 (103rd): Designating June as “African-American Music Month”.
- H.R. 4323 (103rd): To require ammunition to bear serial numbers.
- H.Res. 284 (103rd): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Third College ...
- H.R. 3267 (103rd): Full Employment Act for Fiscal Year 1994
- H.R. 2917 (103rd): To reform the Federal Reserve System.
- H.R. 2802 (103rd): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt unemployment benefits ...
- H.R. 2429 (103rd): To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to extend preferential treatment in ...
From Nov 1991 to Nov 1994, Blackwell missed 186 of 1,666 roll call votes, which is 11.2%. This is much worse than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1994. 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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills