Blunt is the senior senator from Missouri and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 5, 2011. Blunt is next up for reelection in 2022.
He is also Senate Republican Policy Committee Chair, a party leadership role. Party leaders focus more on setting their party’s legislative priorties than on introducing legislation.
He was previously the representative for Missouri’s 7th congressional district as a Republican from 1997 to 2010.
Read our 2018 Report Card for Blunt.
Blunt is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate 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 Blunt has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Apr 11, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Roy Blunt sits on the following committees:
- Chair, Joint Committee on the Library
- Chair, Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
- Vice Chair, Joint Committee on Printing
Senate Committee on Appropriations
- Chair, Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Department of Defense
- Member, Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
- Member, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
- Member, Subcommittee on Aviation and Space
- Member, Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet
- Member, Subcommittee on Security
- Member, Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety
- Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Blunt was the primary sponsor of 25 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 2961 (115th): Victims of Child Abuse Act Reauthorization Act of 2018
- S. 3158: Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019
- S. 1438: Gateway Arch National Park Designation Act
- S. 810: A bill to facilitate construction of a bridge on certain property in Christian County, Missouri, and for other purposes.
- S. 1771: Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018
- S. 1344: Family Self-Sufficiency Act
- S. 1154: Military Family Stability Act
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).
Blunt sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (25%) Taxation (20%) Health (16%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Transportation and Public Works (8%) International Affairs (8%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Families (7%)
Some of Blunt’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 1168: A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to ensure campus ...
- S.Res. 166: A resolution expressing support for the designation of May 1, 2019, as “Silver ...
- S. 847: Commercial Facial Recognition Privacy Act of 2019
- S. 750: New Markets Tax Credit Extension Act of 2019
- S.Res. 86: A resolution providing for members on the part of the Senate of the ...
- S.Res. 87: A resolution authorizing the printing of a collection of the rules of the ...
- S.Con.Res. 7: A concurrent resolution authorizing the printing of the 26th edition of the pocket ...
As Senate Republican Policy Committee Chair, Blunt may be focused on his responsibilities other than introducing legislation, such as setting the chamber’s agenda, uniting his party, and brokering deals.
|Blunt’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.J.Res. 46: Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019.
Mar 14, 2019. Joint Resolution Passed 59/41.
H.J.Res. 31: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019
Feb 14, 2019. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
This bill, in its final form, funded the parts of the federal government whose funding was to lapse on February 15, 2019. On December 22, 2018 the 115th Congress was unable to reach a deal to fund some federal agencies through fiscal year 2019 after ...
H.R. 1892: Further Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018; Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018, the SUSTAIN Care Act of 2018; Family First Prevention Services Act.; Honoring Hometown ...
Feb 9, 2018. Motion Agreed to 71/28.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of funding for the federal government through March 23, 2018, to avert a government shutdown that would have occurred on February 9, 2018 had this bill not been enacted. The bill was introduced as the Honoring Hometown Heroes ...
H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating ...
Mar 30, 2017. Joint Resolution Passed 51/50.
Joe Biden never got the opportunity to break a single 50-50 Senate tie in eight years as vice president. Mike Pence has already broken two. One from last month has since become law: a measure allowing states to withhold federal Planned Parenthood funding. (The other ...
S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
H.Res. 1184 (111th): Congratulating the 2009-2010 University of Maryland Men’s Basketball Team, Greivis Vasquez, and Coach Gary Williams on an ...
Mar 17, 2010. Passed 279/132.
H.R. 1752 (111th): To provide that the usual day for paying salaries in or under the House of Representatives may ...
Jul 30, 2009. Failed 282/144.
H.R. 2638 (110th): Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009
Sep 24, 2008. Passed 370/58.
H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.
From Jan 2011 to Apr 2019, Blunt missed 87 of 2,321 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. This is much worse than the median of 1.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
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