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Rep. Michael Blouin

Former Representative for Iowa’s 2nd District

Blouin was the representative for Iowa’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1975 to 1978.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Blouin is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978 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 Blouin sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 15, 1978. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Blouin was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Blouin sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (34%) Education (14%) Taxation (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Native Americans (10%) Labor and Employment (8%) Social Welfare (8%) Private Legislation (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1975 to Oct 1978, Blouin missed 149 of 2,813 roll call votes, which is 5.3%. This is better than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: