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Rep. Tom Bliley

Former Representative from Virginia’s 7th District, Republican

Bliley, a Republican, was the representative for Virginia's 7th congressional district from 1993 to 2000.

He was previously the representative for Virginia's 3rd congressional district (1981-1992).

Photo of Rep. Tom Bliley [R-VA7, 1993-2000]


Our unique analysis of the bills Bliley sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2000. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Bliley is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Bliley was the primary sponsor of 19 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Bliley sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Law (21%) Government Operations and Politics (20%) Science, Technology, Communications (11%) Commerce (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Health (9%) Families (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1981 to Dec 2000, Bliley missed 269 of 10,246 roll call votes, which is 2.6%. This is on par with the median of 3.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2000. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: