Rep. Marsha Blackburn

Representative from Tennessee’s 7th District, Republican

Blackburn, a Republican, has been the representative for Tennessee's 7th congressional district since Jan 7, 2003 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Blackburn has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

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

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Blackburn for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Marsha Blackburn sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Blackburn sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (37%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) Immigration (10%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Commerce (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%) Housing and Community Development (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Blackburn’s Vote Vote Description
Nay S. 764: A bill to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, and for other purposes.
Jul 14, 2016. Passed.
No H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.R. 2997: Private Investment in Housing Act of 2015
Jul 14, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2003 to Dec 2016, Blackburn missed 230 of 10,087 roll call votes, which is 2.3%. This is on par with the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 19 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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