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
Read our 2017 Report Card for Blumenauer.
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.
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Earl Blumenauer sits on the following committees:
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).
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%)
Some of Blumenauer’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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|Blumenauer’s Vote||Vote 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.
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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Earl Blumenauer is pronounced:
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