Rep. Rod Blum

Representative from Iowa’s 1st District, Republican

Blum, a Republican, has been the representative for Iowa's 1st congressional district since Jan 6, 2015 (next election in 2016) (map).



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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Blum for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Rod Blum sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Blum sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (50%) Government Operations and Politics (50%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2015 to Sep 2016, Blum missed 17 of 1,259 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is better than the median of 2.3% 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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Primary Sources

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