Read our 2018 Report Card for Blackburn.
Blackburn is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate 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 Blackburn has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Sep 19, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Marsha Blackburn sits on the following committees:
- Senate Committee on Armed Services
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
- Member, Subcommittee on Aviation and Space
- Member, Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet
- Member, Subcommittee on Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection
- Member, Subcommittee on Security
- Senate Committee on the Judiciary
- Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Blackburn was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 5799: Medicaid Drug Review, Utilization, Good Governance Improvement Act
- H.R. 375: To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 719 Church Street in Nashville, Tennessee, as the “Fred D. Thompson Federal Building and United States Courthouse”.
- H.J.Res. 86: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to “Protecting the Privacy of ...
- H.R. 2435 (114th): To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with regard to the Reagan-Udall Foundation.
- H.R. 5729 (113th): Adding Ebola to the FDA Priority Review Voucher Program Act
- 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”.
Does 9 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).
Blackburn sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Blackburn’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2420: End Child Trafficking Now Act
- S. 2430: A bill to provide an exemption from certain requirements for federally funded projects ...
- S. 2406: Rural America Health Corps Act
- S. 2408: Telehealth Across State Lines Act of 2019
- S. 2411: Rural Health Innovation Act of 2019
- S. 2136: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the ability ...
- S. 2017: Federal Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act of 2019
From Jan 2019 to Sep 2019, Blackburn missed 2 of 293 roll call votes, which is 0.7%. This is better than the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of senators 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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