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)
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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 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 about one third or more 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).
Blum sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Blum’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4043: Whistleblower Protection Extension Act of 2017
- H.R. 2195: OSC Access Act
- 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
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H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...
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. 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 ...
From Jan 2015 to Oct 2017, Blum missed 24 of 1,893 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is better than the median of 2.2% 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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