In the 113th Congress, Blaine was ranked Missouri's most effective lawmaker. The Legislative Effectiveness Project, run by professors at the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University, measures how successful a given representative is at getting things done. The average score for any given member in the 113th Congress was 1.0. Blaine received a 2.344. In addition, Blaine was ranked 45th out of the 240 Republicans in the House of Representatives.
The National Tax Limitation Committee awarded Blaine in the 112th, 113th, and 114th Congress with the Tax Fighter Award for "being a consistent fiscal conservative and friend of the taxpayer."
In December, 2014, Blaine received the "Outstanding Service to Agriculture" award from the Missouri Farm Bureau. The "Outstanding Service to Agriculture" award is the highest honor given to an individual by the state's largest farm organization. The recipients have a close working relationship with the organization and have supported agriculture throughout their careers. In the 112th Congress, Blaine received the 'Friend of Farm Bureau' award.
Blaine is the first vice president of the Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association, furthering his ability to serve as a critical voice for Missouri’s river communities on national issues including flood control, bank stabilization, navigation and major drainage problems. The Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association is made up of levee and drainage districts, harbor and port commissions, states, cities and towns and other agencies and individuals from Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana.
Blaine has been recognized for his efforts in Congress on behalf of businesses that create jobs and spur economic growth. A few of his awards include: the Spirit of Enterprise award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Guardian of Small Business award from the National Federation of Independent Business. Additionally, the Club for Growth presented Blaine with the “Defender of Economic Freedom Award” for his support of free enterprise and free markets.
The Council for Citizens against Government Waste named Blaine a Taxpayer Hero for his work during the first session of the 111th Congress to protect the taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars.
Blaine was recognized by the Agricultural Retailers Association as ARA’s Legislator of the Year for his commitment to agriculture and leadership in this area.
Blaine has also been recognized for his efforts on behalf of rural children’s educational needs and was selected as the Save the Children’s Congressional Champion for Real and Lasting Change award in 2010. Save the Children is the leading independent organization dedicated to creating real and lasting change in the lives of children in need in the U.S. and around the world.
Awards in the 115th Congress
True Blue Award from the Family Research Council
Spirit of Enterprise Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Spirit of Enterprise Award, presented by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 2016.
Congressional Champion of Change Award, presented by the National Down Syndrome Society in 2016.
Twice the Citizen Award, presented by the Missouri Reserve Officers Association in 2016.
Medicare Advantage Champion, presented by the Coalition for Medicare Choices in 2016.
Legislator of the Year Award, presented by the National Shooting Sports Foundation in 2015.
Champion of Small Business Investing, presented by the SBIA in 2014.
Chairman's Award, presented by the Missouri Bankers Association in 2014.
Commitment in Fighting Against Drunk Driving, presented by Century Council in 2014.