Read our 2016 Report Card for Blum.
Our unique analysis of the bills Blum has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his 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). Blum is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Rod Blum sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Small Business
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
- Member, Subcommittee on Government Operations
Blum was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 4605 (114th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 615 6th Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids, Iowa as the “Sgt. 1st Class Terryl L. ...
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.
Blum sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Blum’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 1074: To repeal the Act entitled “An Act to confer jurisdiction on the State ...
- H.R. 69: Thoroughly Investigating Retaliation Against Whistleblowers Act
- H.R. 5914 (114th): To repeal the Act entitled “An Act to confer jurisdiction on the ...
- H.R. 5818 (114th): Mandated Expenses Tax Relief Act
- H.R. 4639 (114th): Thoroughly Investigating Retaliation Against Whistleblowers Act
- H.R. 4605 (114th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at ...
- H.R. 4476 (114th): Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2016
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S. 612: A bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the “George P. Kazen Federal Building ...
Dec 8, 2016. Passed 360/61.
H.R. 5607: Enhancing Treasury’s Anti-Terror Tools Act
Jul 11, 2016. Passed 362/45.
H.R. 5602: To amend title 31, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to include all funds when issuing certain geographic targeting orders, and for ...
Jul 11, 2016. Passed 356/47.
H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
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. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed 247/178.
The Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (IAA), H.R. 2596, was passed by the House on June 16. The IAA would authorize funding for intelligence-related agencies such as the Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was passed ...
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.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed 203/224.
From Jan 2015 to Mar 2017, Blum missed 17 of 1,527 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 6 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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