Latest vote (12:01 p.m., April 18): The Senate passed S.J.Res. 57, repeal of guidance meant to protect borrowers from discriminatory markups on auto loans. Trump supports the resolution.

Tracking Congress In The Age Of Trump

An updating tally of how often every member of the House and the Senate votes with or against the president.

Rod Blum

R
Republican representative for Iowa’s 1st District
Trump score
How often Blum votes in line with Trump's position
Trump margin
Trump's share of the vote in the 2016 election in Iowa’s 1st District minus Clinton's
Predicted score
How often Blum is expected to support Trump based on Trump's 2016 margin
Trump plus-minus
Difference between Blum’s actual and predicted Trump-support scores
91.4%
+3.5 
73.8%
+17.7 
Trump score
How often Blum votes in line with Trump's position
91.4%
Trump margin
Trump's share of the vote in the 2016 election in Iowa’s 1st District minus Clinton's
+3.5 
Predicted score
How often Blum is expected to support Trump based on Trump's 2016 margin
73.8%
Trump plus-minus
Difference between Blum’s actual and predicted Trump-support scores
+17.7 
DateMeasureTrump PositionBlum VoteAgree with Trump?Likelihood of agreementPlus-minus
April 12 Constitutional balanced budget amendment (233-184)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
71.0%
Plus-minus
+29.0
March 22 The 2018 fiscal year appropriations bill (256-167)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
61.3%
Plus-minus
-61.3
March 14 Funding for measures to prevent school violence, including training for officials and threat detection (407-10)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
97.7%
Plus-minus
+2.3
March 13 Allowing patients with terminal illnesses the right to try unapproved treatments (259-140)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
81.7%
Plus-minus
+18.3
Feb. 9 Two-year budget bill (240-186)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Not voting
Agree with Trump?
——
Likelihood of agreement
60.3%
Plus-minus
——
Feb. 6 Extension of government funding for six weeks (245-182)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
74.3%
Plus-minus
+25.7
Jan. 30 Department of Defense Appropriations Act (250-166)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
78.9%
Plus-minus
+21.1
Jan. 22 Extension of government funding for three weeks, ending the shutdown (266-150)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
82.1%
Plus-minus
+17.9
Jan. 19 Motion to table articles of impeachment against President Trump (355-66)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
97.1%
Plus-minus
+2.9
Jan. 18 Extension of government funding for four weeks (230-197)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
65.4%
Plus-minus
+34.6
Jan. 11 Reauthorizing warrantless spying program as part of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (256-164)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
66.9%
Plus-minus
-66.9
Jan. 11 Limiting the ability of officials to search and read private messages collected incidentally as part of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (183-233)
Trump Position
oppose
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
61.0%
Plus-minus
-61.0
Dec. 21, 2017 Extension of government funding for four weeks (231-188)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
65.5%
Plus-minus
+34.5
Dec. 20, 2017 Overhauling the tax code (final version) (224-201)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
64.6%
Plus-minus
+35.4
Dec. 19, 2017 Overhauling the tax code (conference committee version) (227-203)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
64.8%
Plus-minus
+35.2
Dec. 7, 2017 Extension of government funding for two weeks (235-193)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
63.7%
Plus-minus
+36.3
Dec. 6, 2017 Making concealed-carry firearm permits valid across state lines (231-198)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
65.9%
Plus-minus
+34.1
Dec. 6, 2017 Motion to table articles of impeachment against President Trump (364-58)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
3.1%
Plus-minus
+96.9
Nov. 16, 2017 Overhauling the tax code (House version) (227-205)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
64.0%
Plus-minus
+36.0
Nov. 14, 2017 Reauthorizing the National Flood Insurance Program (237-189)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
68.5%
Plus-minus
+31.5
Nov. 2, 2017 Eliminating the independent board tasked with keeping Medicare costs below limits (307-111)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
88.0%
Plus-minus
+12.0
Oct. 26, 2017 Fiscal year 2018 budget resolution (216-212)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
57.6%
Plus-minus
+42.4
Oct. 24, 2017 Prohibiting Department of Justice settlements that require parties to donate money to outside groups (238-183)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
79.4%
Plus-minus
+20.6
Oct. 12, 2017 Disaster relief for Puerto Rico and other areas (353-69)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
87.6%
Plus-minus
-87.6
Oct. 3, 2017 Banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy (237-189)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
78.2%
Plus-minus
+21.8
Sept. 28, 2017 Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization and disaster relief (264-155)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
81.2%
Plus-minus
+18.8
Sept. 14, 2017 Making appropriations for various executive departments (211-198)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
60.2%
Plus-minus
+39.8
Sept. 14, 2017 Giving the government more power to deport and deny admission to immigrants suspected of being in gangs (233-175)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
82.0%
Plus-minus
+18.0
Sept. 8, 2017 Raising debt limit/extending government funding/Hurricane Harvey relief (316-90)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
83.2%
Plus-minus
+16.8
Sept. 6, 2017 Hurricane Harvey disaster relief package (419-3)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
99.4%
Plus-minus
+0.6
July 27, 2017 Making appropriations for defense and other purposes (235-192)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
69.8%
Plus-minus
+30.2
July 25, 2017 Imposing sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea (419-3)
Trump Position
oppose
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
0.5%
Plus-minus
-0.5
July 25, 2017 Repeal of a rule banning some financial companies from using mandatory arbitration clauses (231-190)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
72.9%
Plus-minus
+27.1
July 18, 2017 Delaying implementation of ozone standards (229-199)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
69.7%
Plus-minus
+30.3
June 29, 2017 Increasing penalties for undocumented immigrants who re-enter the U.S. after being convicted of certain crimes (257-167)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
84.0%
Plus-minus
+16.0
June 29, 2017 Penalizing states and localities that have "sanctuary" laws on immigration (228-195)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
74.2%
Plus-minus
+25.8
June 28, 2017 Limiting health care lawsuits related to coverage provided through a federal program (218-210)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
57.0%
Plus-minus
+43.0
June 15, 2017 Allowing people who lose their jobs to receive tax credits under the American Health Care Act for continued coverage (267-144)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
90.6%
Plus-minus
+9.4
June 13, 2017 Making it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to discipline employees (368-55)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
97.9%
Plus-minus
+2.1
June 13, 2017 Withholding Affordable Care Act subsidies from people until their citizenship is verified (238-184)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
79.4%
Plus-minus
+20.6
June 8, 2017 Dismantling financial regulations put in place by the Dodd-Frank Act (233-186)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
73.1%
Plus-minus
+26.9
May 18, 2017 Making it easier to seek the death penalty for killing or attempting to kill first responders (271-143)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
83.8%
Plus-minus
+16.2
May 4, 2017 The American Health Care Act of 2017 (217-213)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
58.2%
Plus-minus
+41.8
May 3, 2017 The 2017 fiscal year appropriations bill (309-118)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
No
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
71.6%
Plus-minus
-71.6
May 2, 2017 Allowing employers to offer employees time off instead of pay for overtime work (229-197)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
69.6%
Plus-minus
+30.4
April 28, 2017 Extension of government funding for one week (382-30)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
92.9%
Plus-minus
+7.1
March 28, 2017 Repeal of an FCC rule barring internet providers from sharing data on customers' activities (215-205)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
59.3%
Plus-minus
+40.7
March 22, 2017 Allowing small businesses to provide insurance through trade and professional associations (236-175)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
80.1%
Plus-minus
+19.9
March 22, 2017 Removing antitrust exemption for insurance providers (416-7)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
99.6%
Plus-minus
+0.4
March 16, 2017 Giving the secretary of veterans affairs more flexibility to discipline employees (237-178)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
75.3%
Plus-minus
+24.7
March 8, 2017 Department of Defense Appropriations Act (371-48)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
95.2%
Plus-minus
+4.8
March 2, 2017 Changes to rulemaking requirements for federal agencies (246-176)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
79.2%
Plus-minus
+20.8
March 1, 2017 Repeal of a Department of Labor rule regarding records of work-related injuries and illnesses (231-191)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
70.8%
Plus-minus
+29.2
March 1, 2017 Requires review of proposed regulations by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (241-184)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
80.9%
Plus-minus
+19.1
March 1, 2017 Establishment of a commission to review federal regulations (240-185)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
71.5%
Plus-minus
+28.5
Feb. 16, 2017 Repeal of a rule requiring state and local governments to distribute federal funds to qualified health centers even if they perform abortions (230-188)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
75.9%
Plus-minus
+24.1
Feb. 15, 2017 Repeal of a Department of Labor rule on drug testing of applicants for unemployment compensation (236-189)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
79.4%
Plus-minus
+20.6
Feb. 15, 2017 Repeal of a rule that allowed a new type of state-based retirement plan (231-193)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
72.2%
Plus-minus
+27.8
Feb. 15, 2017 Repeal of a rule that allowed a new type of retirement plan established by local governments (234-191)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
74.9%
Plus-minus
+25.1
Feb. 7, 2017 Repeal of a Department of Education rule on teacher preparation programs (240-181)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
77.4%
Plus-minus
+22.6
Feb. 7, 2017 Repeal of a Department of Education rule on school accountability (234-190)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
74.2%
Plus-minus
+25.8
Feb. 7, 2017 Repeal of changes to Bureau of Land Management planning rules (234-186)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
75.5%
Plus-minus
+24.5
Feb. 3, 2017 Repeal of a rule requiring energy companies to reduce waste and emissions (221-191)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
69.6%
Plus-minus
+30.4
Feb. 2, 2017 Repeal of a rule requiring the Social Security Administration to submit information to the national background-check system (235-180)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
80.3%
Plus-minus
+19.7
Feb. 2, 2017 Repeal of a rule requiring some federal contractors to report labor violations (236-187)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
77.8%
Plus-minus
+22.2
Feb. 1, 2017 Repeal of the stream protection rule (228-194)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
71.4%
Plus-minus
+28.6
Feb. 1, 2017 Repeal of a rule requiring energy companies to disclose payments to foreign governments (235-187)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
74.7%
Plus-minus
+25.3
Jan. 24, 2017 Permanent ban on the use of federal funds for abortion or health coverage that includes abortions (238-183)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
79.0%
Plus-minus
+21.0
Jan. 13, 2017 Waiver allowing James Mattis to become secretary of defense (268-151)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
84.9%
Plus-minus
+15.1
Jan. 13, 2017 Budget resolution to repeal the Affordable Care Act (227-198)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
64.9%
Plus-minus
+35.1
Jan. 5, 2017 Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017 (237-187)
Trump Position
support
Blum Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
79.0%
Plus-minus
+21.0
Average
91.4%
73.8%
+17.7

Members’ “likelihood of agreement” scores on each vote are calculated using a regression for which the input is Trump's 2016 vote margin in every member's state or district and the output is the probability that a member will vote for the bill. The plus-minus on each vote is the difference between the member's vote (100 percent for a “yes,” 0 percent for a “no”) and the likelihood of agreement. Averages do not include missed votes. How this works »

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