Sen. Roy Blunt

Senator from Missouri, Republican

Blunt, a Republican, has been the junior senator from Missouri since Jan 5, 2011 (next election in 2016).

He was previously the representative for Missouri's 7th congressional district (1997-2010).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Blunt has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Blunt is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Blunt for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Roy Blunt sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Blunt sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (24%) Government Operations and Politics (20%) Armed Forces and National Security (18%) Taxation (12%) Transportation and Public Works (8%) Sports and Recreation (6%) International Affairs (6%) Environmental Protection (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Blunt’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed.
Nay S. 1177: Every Child Achieves Act of 2015
Dec 9, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Nay On the Nomination PN420: Gayle Smith, of Ohio, to be Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development
Nov 30, 2015. Nomination Confirmed.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed.
Nay S. 1177: Every Child Achieves Act of 2015
Jul 16, 2015. Bill Passed.
Nay On the Nomination PN31: Sally Quillian Yates, of Georgia, to be Deputy Attorney General
May 13, 2015. Nomination Confirmed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Dec 2016, Blunt missed 72 of 1,645 roll call votes, which is 4.4%. This is much worse than the median of 1.8% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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