Read our 2016 Report Card for Blackburn.
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)
Marsha Blackburn sits on the following committees:
Blackburn was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1817 (111th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 116 North West Street in Somerville, Tennessee, as the “John S. Wilder Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 6197 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7095 Highway 57 in Counce, Tennessee, as the “Pickwick Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 4583 (109th): Wool Suit Fabric Labeling Fairness and International Standards Conforming Act
- H.R. 1972 (109th): Franklin National Battlefield Study Act
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Blackburn sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (35%) Economics and Public Finance (18%) Science, Technology, Communications (11%) Immigration (9%) Commerce (7%) Housing and Community Development (7%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%)
Some of Blackburn’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 583: To direct the Federal Communications Commission to revoke certain changes to the ownership ...
- H.R. 539: To amend title IX of the Public Health Service Act to revise the ...
- H.R. 375: To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 719 Church ...
- H.R. 314: Health Care Choice Act of 2017
- H.R. 313: Savings for Seniors Act of 2017
- H.R. 86: To make 2 percent across-the-board rescissions in non-defense, non-homeland-security, and non-veterans-affairs discretionary spending ...
- H.R. 88: Shiloh National Military Park Boundary Adjustment and Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield Designation Act
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H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
H.R. 2499 (111th): Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2010
Apr 29, 2010. Passed 223/169.
From Jan 2003 to Jan 2017, Blackburn missed 230 of 10,160 roll call votes, which is 2.3%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% 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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