Earl Blumenauer Committee Assignments In Congress


A caucus is a group of legislators with shared interest in an issue.  Caucus members introduce legislation, educate other members of congress, and are public advocates for the issue they champion.

Since coming to Congress in 1996, Congressman Blumenauer has joined many caucuses. 

Blumenauer is especially involved with these Caucuses:

Here is a list of all caucuses of which Congressman Blumenauer is a member:

  • Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
  • LGBT Equality Caucus
  • Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition
  • National Guard and Reserve Component Caucus
  • Coalition on Adoption
  • Fitness Caucus
  • Bosnia Caucus
  • Korea Caucus
  • Diabetes Caucus
  • Caucus to Control and Fight Methamphetamine
  • Human Rights Commission
  • House Oceans Caucus
  • Internet Caucus
  • Congressional Asian and Pacific American Caucus
  • Dem Caucus Congressional Taskforce on Seniors
  • Wild Salmon Caucus
  • High Performance Building
  • Congressional Human Trafficking Caucus
  • Congressional Land Conservation Caucus
  • Urban Caucus
  • Wine Caucus
  • Small Brewers Caucus
  • Quality Care Caucus
  • National Service Caucus
  • Congressional Native American Caucus 


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for Blumenauer.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Blumenauer is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Blumenauer has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Earl Blumenauer sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Blumenauer was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:

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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

Blumenauer sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (34%)Transportation and Public Works (13%)Environmental Protection (11%)Armed Forces and National Security (11%)Crime and Law Enforcement (8%)Health (8%)Government Operations and Politics (8%)Agriculture and Food (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Blumenauer’s VoteVote Description
Nay 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 ...
No H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
Aye 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. ...
Nay 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 ...
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed 203/224.
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Yea H.R. 2362 (112th): Indian Tribal Trade and Investment Demonstration Project Act of 2011
Jul 23, 2012. Failed 222/160.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
Nay H.Res. 317 (111th): Recognizing the region from Manhattan, Kansas, to Columbia, Missouri, as the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, and ...
Sep 15, 2009. Passed 312/108.
Nay H.R. 2638 (110th): Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009
Sep 24, 2008. Passed 370/58.

Missed Votes

From May 1996 to Mar 2018, Blumenauer missed 609 of 14,560 roll call votes, which is 4.2%. This is worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Time PeriodVotes EligibleMissed VotesPercentPercentile
1996 Apr-Jun9322.2%43rd
1996 Jul-Sep163106.1%85th
1997 Jan-Mar7157.0%83rd
1997 Apr-Jun17442.3%56th
1997 Jul-Sep232114.7%78th
1997 Oct-Nov163138.0%90th
1998 Jan-Mar8911.1%24th
1998 Apr-Jun18521.1%34th
1998 Jul-Sep19963.0%63rd
1998 Oct-Dec7400.0%0th
1999 Jan-Mar7700.0%0th
1999 Apr-Jun18410.5%15th
1999 Jul-Sep20400.0%0th
1999 Oct-Nov146117.5%83rd
2000 Jan-Mar9511.1%21st
2000 Apr-Jun277145.1%75th
2000 Jul-Sep13000.0%0th
2000 Oct-Dec101109.9%70th
2001 Jan-Mar7500.0%0th
2001 Apr-Jun13543.0%61st
2001 Jul-Sep1492315.4%96th
2001 Oct-Dec15310.7%23rd
2002 Jan-Mar7945.1%71st
2002 Apr-Jun20310.5%15th
2002 Jul-Sep14121.4%41st
2002 Oct-Nov6111.6%41st
2003 Jan-Mar9400.0%0th
2003 Apr-Jun23972.9%61st
2003 Jul-Sep19310.5%18th
2003 Oct-Dec151149.3%87th
2004 Jan-Mar10400.0%0th
2004 Apr-Jun22141.8%40th
2004 Jul-Sep1613421.1%97th
2004 Oct-Dec5858.6%76th
2005 Jan-Mar9033.3%50th
2005 Apr-Jun272145.1%75th
2005 Jul-Sep146128.2%88th
2005 Oct-Dec16353.1%54th
2006 Jan-Mar81911.1%91st
2006 Apr-Jun27651.8%47th
2006 Jul-Sep15931.9%49th
2006 Nov-Dec271659.3%99th
2007 Jan-Mar21300.0%0th
2007 Apr-Jun39341.0%35th
2007 Jul-Sep317134.1%79th
2007 Oct-Dec263134.9%72nd
2008 Jan-Mar149117.4%78th
2008 Apr-Jun321123.7%61st
2008 Jul-Sep20500.0%0th
2008 Oct-Dec1500.0%0th
2009 Jan-Mar17463.4%68th
2009 Apr-Jun30362.0%45th
2009 Jul-Sep26872.6%66th
2009 Oct-Dec24641.6%35th
2010 Jan-Mar19542.1%39th
2010 Apr-Jun219104.6%69th
2010 Jul-Sep15121.3%39th
2010 Nov-Dec991111.1%84th
2011 Jan-Mar21210.5%26th
2011 Apr-Jun28141.4%54th
2011 Jul-Sep2473915.8%98th
2011 Oct-Dec208188.7%89th
2012 Jan-Mar15174.6%78th
2012 Apr-Jun299186.0%79th
2012 Jul-Sep152117.2%88th
2012 Nov-Dec5112.0%38th
2013 Jan-Jan500.0%0th
2013 Jan-Mar8256.1%83rd
2013 Apr-Jun21510.5%24th
2013 Jul-Sep20031.5%52nd
2013 Oct-Dec13775.1%78th
2014 Jan-Mar1483020.3%98th
2014 Apr-Jun21931.4%44th
2014 Jul-Sep14753.4%76th
2014 Nov-Dec49510.2%93rd
2015 Jan-Mar14442.8%62nd
2015 Apr-Jun24420.8%41st
2015 Jul-Sep13964.3%79th
2015 Oct-Dec17700.0%0th
2016 Jan-Mar1371813.1%89th
2016 Apr-Jun204115.4%78th
2016 Jul-Sep23220.9%42nd
2016 Nov-Dec481122.9%98th
2017 Jan-Mar208136.3%87th
2017 Apr-Jun13621.5%45th
2017 Jul-Sep19900.0%0th
2017 Oct-Dec16795.4%80th
2018 Jan-Mar1031110.7%87th

Primary Sources

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Earl Blumenauer is pronounced:

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LetterSounds As In
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M mman
N nnot
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OW owcow
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