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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2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship 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)

Committee Membership

Marsha Blackburn sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Blackburn sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (36%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) Immigration (10%) Commerce (8%) Government Operations and Politics (6%) 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

From Jan 2003 to May 2016, Blackburn missed 223 of 9,717 roll call votes, which is 2.3%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% 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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