Votes

Get Recent Votes

You can get recent votes from the House, Senate or both chambers using this request. This request returns the 20 most recent results, sorted by date and roll call number, and you can paginate through votes using the offset querystring parameter that accepts multiples of 20.

HTTP Request

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/{chamber}/votes/recent.json

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
chamber house, senate or both

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/house/votes/recent.json"
  -H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

{
    "status": "OK",
    "copyright": "Copyright (c) 2017 Pro Publica Inc. All Rights Reserved.",
    "results": {
        "chamber": "House",
        "offset": 0,
        "num_results": 20,
        "votes": [{
                "congress": 115,
                "chamber": "House",
                "session": 1,
                "roll_call": 438,
                "source": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll438.xml",
                "url": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll438.xml",
                "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/438.json",
                "bill": {
                    "number": "S.114",
                    "bill_id": "s114-115",
                    "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/s114.json",
                    "title": "To authorize appropriations and to appropriate amounts for the Veterans Choice Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to improve hiring authorities of the Department, to authorize major medical facility leases, and for other purposes.",
                    "latest_action": "Became Public Law No: 115-46."
                },
                "amendment": {},
                "question": "On Passage",
                "description": "Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act",
                "vote_type": "YEA-AND-NAY",
                "date": "2017-07-28",
                "time": "12:52:00",
                "result": "Passed",
                "democratic": {
                    "yes": 186,
                    "no": 0,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 8,
                    "majority_position": "Yes"
                },
                "republican": {
                    "yes": 228,
                    "no": 0,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 12,
                    "majority_position": "Yes"
                },
                "independent": {
                    "yes": 0,
                    "no": 0,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 0
                },
                "total": {
                    "yes": 414,
                    "no": 0,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 0
                }
            },
            {
                "congress": 115,
                "chamber": "House",
                "session": 1,
                "roll_call": 437,
                "source": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll437.xml",
                "url": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll437.xml",
                "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/437.json",
                "bill": {
                    "number": "H.R.3180",
                    "bill_id": "hr3180-115",
                    "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3180.json",
                    "title": "Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018",
                    "latest_action": "Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on Intelligence."
                },
                "amendment": {},
                "question": "On Passage",
                "description": "Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018",
                "vote_type": "YEA-AND-NAY",
                "date": "2017-07-28",
                "time": "12:45:00",
                "result": "Passed",
                "democratic": {
                    "yes": 157,
                    "no": 29,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 8,
                    "majority_position": "Yes"
                },
                "republican": {
                    "yes": 223,
                    "no": 6,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 11,
                    "majority_position": "Yes"
                },
                "independent": {
                    "yes": 0,
                    "no": 0,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 0
                },
                "total": {
                    "yes": 380,
                    "no": 35,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 18
                }
            },
            {
                "congress": 115,
                "chamber": "House",
                "session": 1,
                "roll_call": 436,
                "source": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll436.xml",
                "url": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll436.xml",
                "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/436.json",
                "bill": {
                    "number": "H.RES.481",
                    "bill_id": "hres481-115",
                    "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hres481.json",
                    "title": "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3180) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes; waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules; and providing for proceedings during the period from July 31, 2017, through September 4, 2017.",
                    "latest_action": "Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection."
                },
                "amendment": {},
                "question": "On Agreeing to the Resolution",
                "description": "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3180) Intelligence Authorization Act for FY 2018; and providing for proceedings during the period from July 31, 2017, through September 4, 2017",
                "vote_type": "YEA-AND-NAY",
                "date": "2017-07-28",
                "time": "10:27:00",
                "result": "Passed",
                "democratic": {
                    "yes": 1,
                    "no": 183,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 10,
                    "majority_position": "No"
                },
                "republican": {
                    "yes": 223,
                    "no": 3,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 14,
                    "majority_position": "Yes"
                },
                "independent": {
                    "yes": 0,
                    "no": 0,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 0
                },
                "total": {
                    "yes": 224,
                    "no": 186,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 23
                }
            },
            {
                "congress": 115,
                "chamber": "House",
                "session": 1,
                "roll_call": 435,
                "source": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll435.xml",
                "url": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll435.xml",
                "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/435.json",
                "bill": {
                    "number": "H.R.3219",
                    "bill_id": "hr3219-115",
                    "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3219.json",
                    "title": "Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018",
                    "latest_action": "Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 187."
                },
                "amendment": {},
                "question": "On Passage",
                "description": "Making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes",
                "vote_type": "YEA-AND-NAY",
                "date": "2017-07-27",
                "time": "17:19:00",
                "result": "Passed",
                "democratic": {
                    "yes": 5,
                    "no": 187,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 2,
                    "majority_position": "No"
                },
                "republican": {
                    "yes": 230,
                    "no": 5,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 5,
                    "majority_position": "Yes"
                },
                "independent": {
                    "yes": 0,
                    "no": 0,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 0
                },
                "total": {
                    "yes": 235,
                    "no": 192,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 6
                }
            },
            {
                "congress": 115,
                "chamber": "House",
                "session": 1,
                "roll_call": 434,
                "source": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll434.xml",
                "url": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll434.xml",
                "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/434.json",
                "bill": {
                    "number": "H.R.3219",
                    "bill_id": "hr3219-115",
                    "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3219.json",
                    "title": "Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018",
                    "latest_action": "Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 187."
                },
                "amendment": {},
                "question": "On Motion to Recommit with Instructions",
                "description": "Making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes",
                "vote_type": "RECORDED VOTE",
                "date": "2017-07-27",
                "time": "17:13:00",
                "result": "Failed",
                "democratic": {
                    "yes": 192,
                    "no": 0,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 2,
                    "majority_position": "Yes"
                },
                "republican": {
                    "yes": 1,
                    "no": 234,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 5,
                    "majority_position": "No"
                },
                "independent": {
                    "yes": 0,
                    "no": 0,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 0
                },
                "total": {
                    "yes": 193,
                    "no": 234,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 6
                }
            },
            {
                "congress": 115,
                "chamber": "House",
                "session": 1,
                "roll_call": 433,
                "source": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll433.xml",
                "url": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll433.xml",
                "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/433.json",
                "bill": {
                    "number": "H.R.3219",
                    "bill_id": "hr3219-115",
                    "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3219.json",
                    "title": "Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018",
                    "latest_action": "Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 187."
                },
                "amendment": {},
                "question": "On Agreeing to the Amendment",
                "description": "Cartwright of Pennsylvania Part B Amendment No. 43",
                "vote_type": "RECORDED VOTE",
                "date": "2017-07-27",
                "time": "16:56:00",
                "result": "Agreed to",
                "democratic": {
                    "yes": 191,
                    "no": 0,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 3,
                    "majority_position": "Yes"
                },
                "republican": {
                    "yes": 62,
                    "no": 172,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 6,
                    "majority_position": "No"
                },
                "independent": {
                    "yes": 0,
                    "no": 0,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 0
                },
                "total": {
                    "yes": 253,
                    "no": 172,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 8
                }
            },
            {
                "congress": 115,
                "chamber": "House",
                "session": 1,
                "roll_call": 432,
                "source": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll432.xml",
                "url": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll432.xml",
                "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/432.json",
                "bill": {
                    "number": "H.R.3219",
                    "bill_id": "hr3219-115",
                    "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3219.json",
                    "title": "Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018",
                    "latest_action": "Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 187."
                },
                "amendment": {},
                "question": "On Agreeing to the Amendment",
                "description": "Nadler of New York Part B Amendment No. 38",
                "vote_type": "RECORDED VOTE",
                "date": "2017-07-27",
                "time": "16:51:00",
                "result": "Failed",
                "democratic": {
                    "yes": 169,
                    "no": 22,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 3,
                    "majority_position": "Yes"
                },
                "republican": {
                    "yes": 3,
                    "no": 230,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 7,
                    "majority_position": "No"
                },
                "independent": {
                    "yes": 0,
                    "no": 0,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 0
                },
                "total": {
                    "yes": 172,
                    "no": 252,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 9
                }
            },
            {
                "congress": 115,
                "chamber": "House",
                "session": 1,
                "roll_call": 431,
                "source": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll431.xml",
                "url": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll431.xml",
                "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/431.json",
                "bill": {
                    "number": "H.R.3219",
                    "bill_id": "hr3219-115",
                    "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3219.json",
                    "title": "Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018",
                    "latest_action": "Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 187."
                },
                "amendment": {},
                "question": "On Agreeing to the Amendment",
                "description": "Brendan F. Boyle of Pennsylvania Part B Amendment No. 12",
                "vote_type": "RECORDED VOTE",
                "date": "2017-07-27",
                "time": "16:46:00",
                "result": "Agreed to",
                "democratic": {
                    "yes": 188,
                    "no": 3,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 3,
                    "majority_position": "Yes"
                },
                "republican": {
                    "yes": 68,
                    "no": 166,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 6,
                    "majority_position": "No"
                },
                "independent": {
                    "yes": 0,
                    "no": 0,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 0
                },
                "total": {
                    "yes": 256,
                    "no": 169,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 8
                }
            },
            {
                "congress": 115,
                "chamber": "House",
                "session": 1,
                "roll_call": 430,
                "source": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll430.xml",
                "url": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll430.xml",
                "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/430.json",
                "bill": {
                    "number": "H.R.3219",
                    "bill_id": "hr3219-115",
                    "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3219.json",
                    "title": "Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018",
                    "latest_action": "Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 187."
                },
                "amendment": {},
                "question": "On Agreeing to the Amendment",
                "description": "Suozzi of New York Part B Amendment No. 10",
                "vote_type": "RECORDED VOTE",
                "date": "2017-07-27",
                "time": "16:41:00",
                "result": "Agreed to",
                "democratic": {
                    "yes": 189,
                    "no": 2,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 3,
                    "majority_position": "Yes"
                },
                "republican": {
                    "yes": 25,
                    "no": 209,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 6,
                    "majority_position": "No"
                },
                "independent": {
                    "yes": 0,
                    "no": 0,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 0
                },
                "total": {
                    "yes": 214,
                    "no": 211,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 8
                }
            },
            {
                "congress": 115,
                "chamber": "House",
                "session": 1,
                "roll_call": 429,
                "source": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll429.xml",
                "url": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll429.xml",
                "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/429.json",
                "bill": {
                    "number": "H.R.3219",
                    "bill_id": "hr3219-115",
                    "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3219.json",
                    "title": "Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018",
                    "latest_action": "Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 187."
                },
                "amendment": {},
                "question": "On Agreeing to the Amendment",
                "description": "Perry of Pennsylvania Amendment No. 63",
                "vote_type": "RECORDED VOTE",
                "date": "2017-07-27",
                "time": "14:24:00",
                "result": "Failed",
                "democratic": {
                    "yes": 0,
                    "no": 191,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 3,
                    "majority_position": "No"
                },
                "republican": {
                    "yes": 177,
                    "no": 57,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 6,
                    "majority_position": "Yes"
                },
                "independent": {
                    "yes": 0,
                    "no": 0,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 0
                },
                "total": {
                    "yes": 177,
                    "no": 248,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 8
                }
            },
            {
                "congress": 115,
                "chamber": "House",
                "session": 1,
                "roll_call": 428,
                "source": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll428.xml",
                "url": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll428.xml",
                "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/428.json",
                "bill": {
                    "number": "H.R.3219",
                    "bill_id": "hr3219-115",
                    "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3219.json",
                    "title": "Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018",
                    "latest_action": "Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 187."
                },
                "amendment": {},
                "question": "On Agreeing to the Amendment",
                "description": "Blackburn of Tennessee Amendment No. 62",
                "vote_type": "RECORDED VOTE",
                "date": "2017-07-27",
                "time": "14:20:00",
                "result": "Failed",
                "democratic": {
                    "yes": 1,
                    "no": 189,
                    "present": 1,
                    "not_voting": 3,
                    "majority_position": "No"
                },
                "republican": {
                    "yes": 139,
                    "no": 96,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 5,
                    "majority_position": "Yes"
                },
                "independent": {
                    "yes": 0,
                    "no": 0,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 0
                },
                "total": {
                    "yes": 140,
                    "no": 285,
                    "present": 1,
                    "not_voting": 7
                }
            },
            {
                "congress": 115,
                "chamber": "House",
                "session": 1,
                "roll_call": 427,
                "source": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll427.xml",
                "url": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll427.xml",
                "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/427.json",
                "bill": {
                    "number": "H.RES.478",
                    "bill_id": "hres478-115",
                    "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hres478.json",
                    "title": "Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 3219) making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.",
                    "latest_action": "Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection."
                },
                "amendment": {},
                "question": "On Agreeing to the Resolution",
                "description": "Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 3219) making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2018, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules",
                "vote_type": "RECORDED VOTE",
                "date": "2017-07-27",
                "time": "14:15:00",
                "result": "Passed",
                "democratic": {
                    "yes": 0,
                    "no": 191,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 3,
                    "majority_position": "No"
                },
                "republican": {
                    "yes": 230,
                    "no": 5,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 5,
                    "majority_position": "Yes"
                },
                "independent": {
                    "yes": 0,
                    "no": 0,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 0
                },
                "total": {
                    "yes": 230,
                    "no": 196,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 7
                }
            },
            {
                "congress": 115,
                "chamber": "House",
                "session": 1,
                "roll_call": 426,
                "source": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll426.xml",
                "url": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll426.xml",
                "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/426.json",
                "bill": {
                    "number": "H.RES.478",
                    "bill_id": "hres478-115",
                    "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hres478.json",
                    "title": "Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 3219) making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.",
                    "latest_action": "Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection."
                },
                "amendment": {},
                "question": "On Ordering the Previous Question",
                "description": "Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 3219) making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2018, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules",
                "vote_type": "YEA-AND-NAY",
                "date": "2017-07-27",
                "time": "14:08:00",
                "result": "Passed",
                "democratic": {
                    "yes": 0,
                    "no": 184,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 10,
                    "majority_position": "No"
                },
                "republican": {
                    "yes": 233,
                    "no": 1,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 6,
                    "majority_position": "Yes"
                },
                "independent": {
                    "yes": 0,
                    "no": 0,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 0
                },
                "total": {
                    "yes": 233,
                    "no": 185,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 15
                }
            },
            {
                "congress": 115,
                "chamber": "House",
                "session": 1,
                "roll_call": 425,
                "source": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll425.xml",
                "url": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll425.xml",
                "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/425.json",
                "bill": {
                    "number": "H.R.3219",
                    "bill_id": "hr3219-115",
                    "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3219.json",
                    "title": "Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018",
                    "latest_action": "Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 187."
                },
                "amendment": {},
                "question": "On Agreeing to the Amendment",
                "description": "Jackson Lee of Texas Amendment No. 56",
                "vote_type": "RECORDED VOTE",
                "date": "2017-07-26",
                "time": "23:20:00",
                "result": "Agreed to",
                "democratic": {
                    "yes": 183,
                    "no": 7,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 4,
                    "majority_position": "Yes"
                },
                "republican": {
                    "yes": 51,
                    "no": 185,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 4,
                    "majority_position": "No"
                },
                "independent": {
                    "yes": 0,
                    "no": 0,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 0
                },
                "total": {
                    "yes": 234,
                    "no": 192,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 7
                }
            },
            {
                "congress": 115,
                "chamber": "House",
                "session": 1,
                "roll_call": 424,
                "source": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll424.xml",
                "url": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll424.xml",
                "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/424.json",
                "bill": {
                    "number": "H.R.3219",
                    "bill_id": "hr3219-115",
                    "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3219.json",
                    "title": "Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018",
                    "latest_action": "Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 187."
                },
                "amendment": {},
                "question": "On Agreeing to the Amendment",
                "description": "Pingree of Maine Amendment No. 54",
                "vote_type": "RECORDED VOTE",
                "date": "2017-07-26",
                "time": "23:15:00",
                "result": "Failed",
                "democratic": {
                    "yes": 189,
                    "no": 2,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 3,
                    "majority_position": "Yes"
                },
                "republican": {
                    "yes": 3,
                    "no": 233,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 4,
                    "majority_position": "No"
                },
                "independent": {
                    "yes": 0,
                    "no": 0,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 0
                },
                "total": {
                    "yes": 192,
                    "no": 235,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 6
                }
            },
            {
                "congress": 115,
                "chamber": "House",
                "session": 1,
                "roll_call": 423,
                "source": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll423.xml",
                "url": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll423.xml",
                "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/423.json",
                "bill": {
                    "number": "H.R.3219",
                    "bill_id": "hr3219-115",
                    "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3219.json",
                    "title": "Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018",
                    "latest_action": "Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 187."
                },
                "amendment": {},
                "question": "On Agreeing to the Amendment",
                "description": "Garamendi of California Amendment No. 52",
                "vote_type": "RECORDED VOTE",
                "date": "2017-07-26",
                "time": "23:12:00",
                "result": "Failed",
                "democratic": {
                    "yes": 179,
                    "no": 12,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 3,
                    "majority_position": "Yes"
                },
                "republican": {
                    "yes": 1,
                    "no": 235,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 4,
                    "majority_position": "No"
                },
                "independent": {
                    "yes": 0,
                    "no": 0,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 0
                },
                "total": {
                    "yes": 180,
                    "no": 247,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 6
                }
            },
            {
                "congress": 115,
                "chamber": "House",
                "session": 1,
                "roll_call": 422,
                "source": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll422.xml",
                "url": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll422.xml",
                "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/422.json",
                "bill": {
                    "number": "H.R.3219",
                    "bill_id": "hr3219-115",
                    "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3219.json",
                    "title": "Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018",
                    "latest_action": "Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 187."
                },
                "amendment": {},
                "question": "On Agreeing to the Amendment",
                "description": "Esty of Connecticut Amendment No. 44",
                "vote_type": "RECORDED VOTE",
                "date": "2017-07-26",
                "time": "23:09:00",
                "result": "Failed",
                "democratic": {
                    "yes": 182,
                    "no": 9,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 3,
                    "majority_position": "Yes"
                },
                "republican": {
                    "yes": 21,
                    "no": 215,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 4,
                    "majority_position": "No"
                },
                "independent": {
                    "yes": 0,
                    "no": 0,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 0
                },
                "total": {
                    "yes": 203,
                    "no": 224,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 6
                }
            },
            {
                "congress": 115,
                "chamber": "House",
                "session": 1,
                "roll_call": 421,
                "source": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll421.xml",
                "url": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll421.xml",
                "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/421.json",
                "bill": {
                    "number": "H.R.3219",
                    "bill_id": "hr3219-115",
                    "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3219.json",
                    "title": "Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018",
                    "latest_action": "Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 187."
                },
                "amendment": {},
                "question": "On Agreeing to the Amendment",
                "description": "Norcross of New Jersey Amendment No. 39",
                "vote_type": "RECORDED VOTE",
                "date": "2017-07-26",
                "time": "23:06:00",
                "result": "Failed",
                "democratic": {
                    "yes": 174,
                    "no": 17,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 3,
                    "majority_position": "Yes"
                },
                "republican": {
                    "yes": 12,
                    "no": 224,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 4,
                    "majority_position": "No"
                },
                "independent": {
                    "yes": 0,
                    "no": 0,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 0
                },
                "total": {
                    "yes": 186,
                    "no": 241,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 6
                }
            },
            {
                "congress": 115,
                "chamber": "House",
                "session": 1,
                "roll_call": 420,
                "source": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll420.xml",
                "url": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll420.xml",
                "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/420.json",
                "bill": {
                    "number": "H.R.3219",
                    "bill_id": "hr3219-115",
                    "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3219.json",
                    "title": "Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018",
                    "latest_action": "Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 187."
                },
                "amendment": {},
                "question": "On Agreeing to the Amendment",
                "description": "Castor of Florida Amendment No. 38",
                "vote_type": "RECORDED VOTE",
                "date": "2017-07-26",
                "time": "23:03:00",
                "result": "Failed",
                "democratic": {
                    "yes": 171,
                    "no": 20,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 3,
                    "majority_position": "Yes"
                },
                "republican": {
                    "yes": 10,
                    "no": 226,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 4,
                    "majority_position": "No"
                },
                "independent": {
                    "yes": 0,
                    "no": 0,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 0
                },
                "total": {
                    "yes": 181,
                    "no": 246,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 6
                }
            },
            {
                "congress": 115,
                "chamber": "House",
                "session": 1,
                "roll_call": 419,
                "source": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll419.xml",
                "url": "http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll419.xml",
                "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/419.json",
                "bill": {
                    "number": "H.R.3219",
                    "bill_id": "hr3219-115",
                    "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr3219.json",
                    "title": "Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018",
                    "latest_action": "Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 187."
                },
                "amendment": {},
                "question": "On Agreeing to the Amendment",
                "description": "King of Iowa Amendment No. 23",
                "vote_type": "RECORDED VOTE",
                "date": "2017-07-26",
                "time": "23:00:00",
                "result": "Failed",
                "democratic": {
                    "yes": 0,
                    "no": 191,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 3,
                    "majority_position": "No"
                },
                "republican": {
                    "yes": 178,
                    "no": 58,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 4,
                    "majority_position": "Yes"
                },
                "independent": {
                    "yes": 0,
                    "no": 0,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 0
                },
                "total": {
                    "yes": 178,
                    "no": 249,
                    "present": 0,
                    "not_voting": 6
                }
            }
        ]
    }
}

Get a Specific Roll Call Vote

To get a specific roll-call vote, including a complete list of member positions, use the following URI structure:

HTTP Request

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/{congress}/{chamber}/sessions/{session-number}/votes/{roll-call-number}.json

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
congress 102-115 for House, 80-115 for Senate
chamber house or senate
session-number 1 or 2, depending on year (1 is odd-numbered years, 2 is even-numbered years)
roll-call-number integer

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/17.json"
-H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

The above command returns JSON structured like this (House votes do not have the tie_breaker and tie_breaker_vote attributes, as these can only occur on Senate votes - see below for details).

{
   "status":"OK",
   "copyright":"Copyright (c) 2017 Pro Publica Inc. All Rights Reserved.",
   "results": {
      "votes": {
        "vote": {
           "congress": 115,
           "session": 1,
           "chamber": "Senate",
           "roll_call": 17,
           "source": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1151/vote_115_1_00017.xml",
           "url": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00017",
                        "bill": {
            "bill_id": "sconres3-115",
            "number": "S.CON.RES.3",
            "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/sconres3.json",
            "title": "A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026.",
            "latest_action": "Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection."
            },
                      "question": "On the Motion",
           "description": "To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to reforming housing and Medicaid without prioritizing able-bodied adults over the disabled or raiding the Medicare Trust Funds to pay for new government programs, like Obamacare, which has failed Americans by increasing premiums and reducing affordable health care opportunities.",
           "vote_type": "3/5",
           "date": "2017-01-11",
           "time": "22:07:00",
           "result": "Motion Rejected",
           "tie_breaker": "",
           "tie_breaker_vote": "",
           "document_number": "",
           "document_title": "",
           "democratic": {
             "yes": 0,
             "no": 45,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1,
             "majority_position": "No"
            },
           "republican": {
             "yes": 51,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "independent": {
             "yes": 0,
             "no": 2,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0
            },
           "total": {
             "yes": 51,
             "no": 47,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 2
            },
            "positions": [
              {
                "member_id": "A000360",
                "name": "Lamar Alexander",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "TN",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.323
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "B001230",
                "name": "Tammy Baldwin",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "WI",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.546
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "B001261",
                "name": "John Barrasso",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "WY",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.528
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "B001267",
                "name": "Michael Bennet",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "CO",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.208
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "B001277",
                "name": "Richard Blumenthal",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "CT",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.418
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "B000575",
                "name": "Roy Blunt",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "MO",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.431
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "B001288",
                "name": "Cory Booker",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "NJ",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.588
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "B001236",
                "name": "John Boozman",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "AR",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.402
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "B000944",
                "name": "Sherrod Brown",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "OH",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.44
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "B001135",
                "name": "Richard M. Burr",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "NC",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.454
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "C000127",
                "name": "Maria Cantwell",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "WA",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.287
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "C001047",
                "name": "Shelley Moore Capito",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "WV",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.258
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "C000141",
                "name": "Benjamin L. Cardin",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "MD",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.329
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "C000174",
                "name": "Thomas R. Carper",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "DE",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.174
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "C001070",
                "name": "Bob Casey",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "PA",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.298
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "C001075",
                "name": "Bill Cassidy",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "LA",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.453
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "C000567",
                "name": "Thad Cochran",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "MS",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.286
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "C001035",
                "name": "Susan Collins",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "ME",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.107
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "C001088",
                "name": "Christopher A. Coons",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "DE",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.283
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "C001071",
                "name": "Bob Corker",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "TN",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.391
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "C001056",
                "name": "John Cornyn",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "TX",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.497
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "C001113",
                "name": "Catherine Cortez Masto",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "NV",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": null
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "C001095",
                "name": "Tom Cotton",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "AR",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.619
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "C000880",
                "name": "Michael D. Crapo",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "ID",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.507
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "C001098",
                "name": "Ted Cruz",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "TX",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.884
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "D000618",
                "name": "Steve Daines",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "MT",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.53
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "D000607",
                "name": "Joe Donnelly",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "IN",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.12
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "D000622",
                "name": "Tammy Duckworth",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "IL",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.298
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "D000563",
                "name": "Richard J. Durbin",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "IL",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.365
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "E000285",
                "name": "Michael B. Enzi",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "WY",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.537
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "E000295",
                "name": "Joni Ernst",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "IA",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.51
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "F000062",
                "name": "Dianne Feinstein",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "CA",

                "vote_position": "Not Voting",
                "dw_nominate": -0.263
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "F000463",
                "name": "Deb Fischer",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "NE",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.474
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "F000444",
                "name": "Jeff Flake",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "AZ",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.855
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "F000457",
                "name": "Al Franken",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "MN",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.416
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "G000562",
                "name": "Cory Gardner",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "CO",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.456
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "G000555",
                "name": "Kirsten E. Gillibrand",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "NY",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.334
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "G000359",
                "name": "Lindsey Graham",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "SC",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.409
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "G000386",
                "name": "Charles E. Grassley",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "IA",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.341
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "H001075",
                "name": "Kamala Harris",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "CA",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": null
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "H001076",
                "name": "Margaret Hassan",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "NH",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": null
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "H000338",
                "name": "Orrin G. Hatch",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "UT",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.382
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "H001046",
                "name": "Martin Heinrich",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "NM",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.283
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "H001069",
                "name": "Heidi Heitkamp",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "ND",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.129
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "H001041",
                "name": "Dean Heller",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "NV",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.461
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "H001042",
                "name": "Mazie K. Hirono",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "HI",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.492
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "H001061",
                "name": "John Hoeven",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "ND",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.338
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "I000024",
                "name": "James M. Inhofe",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "OK",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.551
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "I000055",
                "name": "Johnny Isakson",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "GA",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.404
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "J000293",
                "name": "Ron Johnson",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "WI",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.594
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "K000384",
                "name": "Tim Kaine",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "VA",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.229
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "K000393",
                "name": "John Kennedy",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "LA",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": null
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "K000383",
                "name": "Angus King",
                "party": "I",
                "state": "ME",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.148
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "K000367",
                "name": "Amy Klobuchar",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "MN",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.239
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "L000575",
                "name": "James Lankford",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "OK",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.562
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "L000174",
                "name": "Patrick J. Leahy",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "VT",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.375
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "L000577",
                "name": "Mike Lee",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "UT",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.921
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "M001183",
                "name": "Joe Manchin III",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "WV",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.063
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "M000133",
                "name": "Edward J. Markey",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "MA",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.5
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "M000303",
                "name": "John McCain",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "AZ",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.381
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "M001170",
                "name": "Claire McCaskill",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "MO",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.147
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "M000355",
                "name": "Mitch McConnell",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "KY",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.404
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "M000639",
                "name": "Robert Menendez",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "NJ",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.36
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "M001176",
                "name": "Jeff Merkley",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "OR",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.436
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "M000934",
                "name": "Jerry Moran",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "KS",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.412
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "M001153",
                "name": "Lisa Murkowski",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "AK",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.208
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "M001169",
                "name": "Christopher S. Murphy",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "CT",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.311
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "M001111",
                "name": "Patty Murray",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "WA",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.342
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "N000032",
                "name": "Bill Nelson",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "FL",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.192
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "P000603",
                "name": "Rand Paul",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "KY",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.882
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "P000612",
                "name": "David Perdue",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "GA",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.659
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "P000595",
                "name": "Gary Peters",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "MI",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.232
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "P000449",
                "name": "Rob Portman",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "OH",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.375
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "R000122",
                "name": "Jack Reed",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "RI",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.39
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "R000584",
                "name": "Jim Risch",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "ID",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.631
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "R000307",
                "name": "Pat Roberts",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "KS",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.415
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "R000605",
                "name": "Mike Rounds",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "SD",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.382
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "R000595",
                "name": "Marco Rubio",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "FL",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.59
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "S000033",
                "name": "Bernard Sanders",
                "party": "I",
                "state": "VT",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.51
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "S001197",
                "name": "Ben Sasse",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "NE",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.833
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "S001194",
                "name": "Brian Schatz",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "HI",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.389
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "S000148",
                "name": "Charles E. Schumer",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "NY",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.35
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "S001184",
                "name": "Tim Scott",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "SC",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.669
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "S001141",
                "name": "Jeff Sessions",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "AL",

                "vote_position": "Not Voting",
                "dw_nominate": 0.549
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "S001181",
                "name": "Jeanne Shaheen",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "NH",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.272
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "S000320",
                "name": "Richard C. Shelby",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "AL",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.433
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "S000770",
                "name": "Debbie Stabenow",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "MI",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.327
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "S001198",
                "name": "Dan Sullivan",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "AK",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.46
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "T000464",
                "name": "Jon Tester",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "MT",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.214
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "T000250",
                "name": "John Thune",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "SD",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.409
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "T000476",
                "name": "Thom Tillis",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "NC",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.441
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "T000461",
                "name": "Patrick J. Toomey",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "PA",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.63
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "U000039",
                "name": "Tom Udall",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "NM",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.456
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "V000128",
                "name": "Chris Van Hollen",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "MD",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.4
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "W000805",
                "name": "Mark Warner",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "VA",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.197
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "W000817",
                "name": "Elizabeth Warren",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "MA",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.738
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "W000802",
                "name": "Sheldon Whitehouse",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "RI",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.428
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "W000437",
                "name": "Roger Wicker",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "MS",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.376
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "W000779",
                "name": "Ron Wyden",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "OR",

                "vote_position": "No",
                "dw_nominate": -0.314
              },
                            {
                "member_id": "Y000064",
                "name": "Todd Young",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "IN",

                "vote_position": "Yes",
                "dw_nominate": 0.489
              }
              ]
            },

            "vacant_seats": [
]
         }
    }
}

The majority positions elements represent the vote position taken by a majority of members of that party, if such a majority exists on that vote. The vote_type element refers to the kind of vote taken and, in most cases, the percentage necessary for the vote to succeed:

Vote Type Success Requirement
YEA-AND-NAY Simple majority
RECORDED VOTE Simple majority
1/2 Simple majority
2/3 YEA-AND-NAY 2/3rds majority
3/5 3/5th majority

For House votes on the election of the Speaker of the House, the totals element does not contain Yes or No values but instead the last names of the individuals who received votes for Speaker, and individual members’ vote positions are those names (an example Speaker vote can be found here).

By tradition, the Speaker of the House rarely votes. When the Speaker does not vote, the original data provided the Clerk of the House contains no record for the Speaker on that vote. In those cases, the API records the Speaker’s voting position as Speaker, and it is not included in the vote total calculations.

Senate votes resulting in a tie can be broken by the Vice President. When that occurs, the Senate vote will have tie_breaker and tie_breaker_vote elements populated. Because the Vice President is not a member of the Senate, the vote’s total remains 50-50, with the Vice President breaking the tie (an example vote is here).

For votes on an amendment, all Senate votes and most House votes will include an addition amendment element that further describes the amendment. This isn’t possible for every House vote at the moment, but we’re working on it.

Get Votes by Type

You can get vote information in four categories: missed votes, party votes, lone no votes and perfect votes. Missed votes provides information about the voting attendance of each member of a specific chamber and congress. Party votes provides information about how often each member of a specific chamber and congress votes with a majority of his or her party. Lone no votes provides information lists members in a specific chamber and congress who were the only members to vote No on a roll call vote, and how often that happened. Perfect votes lists members in a specific chamber and congress who voted Yes or No on every vote for which he or she was eligible.

HTTP Request

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/{congress}/{chamber}/votes/{vote-type}.json

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
congress 102-115 for House, 80-115 for Senate
chamber house or senate
vote-type missed, party, loneno or perfect

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/house/votes/missed.json"
  -H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

{
    "status": "OK",
    "copyright": "Copyright (c) 2017 Pro Publica Inc. All Rights Reserved.",
    "results": [{
        "congress": "114",
        "chamber": "House",
        "num_results": "450",
        "offset": "0",
        "members": [{
                "id": "B000589",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B000589.json",
                "name": "John A. Boehner",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "OH",
                "district": "8",
                "total_votes": "580",
                "missed_votes": "564",
                "missed_votes_pct": "97.24",
                "rank": "1",
                "notes": "Announced resignation effective Oct. 31, 2015"
            },
            {
                "id": "R000570",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/R000570.json",
                "name": "Paul D. Ryan",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "WI",
                "district": "1",
                "total_votes": "1325",
                "missed_votes": "745",
                "missed_votes_pct": "56.23",
                "rank": "2",
                "notes": "Speaker votes at his discretion"
            },
            {
                "id": "T000473",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/T000473.json",
                "name": "Mark Takai",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "HI",
                "district": "1",
                "total_votes": "1181",
                "missed_votes": "421",
                "missed_votes_pct": "35.65",
                "rank": "3",
                "notes": "Died on July 20, 2016."
            },
            {
                "id": "S000030",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/S000030.json",
                "name": "Loretta Sánchez",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "CA",
                "district": "46",
                "total_votes": "1325",
                "missed_votes": "388",
                "missed_votes_pct": "29.28",
                "rank": "4",
                "notes": "Running for Senate"
            },
            {
                "id": "F000458",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/F000458.json",
                "name": "Stephen Fincher",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "TN",
                "district": "8",
                "total_votes": "1325",
                "missed_votes": "362",
                "missed_votes_pct": "27.32",
                "rank": "5",
                "notes": "Announced retirement on Feb. 1, 2016"
            },
            {
                "id": "R000515",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/R000515.json",
                "name": "Bobby L. Rush",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "IL",
                "district": "1",
                "total_votes": "1325",
                "missed_votes": "319",
                "missed_votes_pct": "24.08",
                "rank": "6",
                "notes": ""
            },
            {
                "id": "F000043",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/F000043.json",
                "name": "Chaka Fattah",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "PA",
                "district": "2",
                "total_votes": "1045",
                "missed_votes": "251",
                "missed_votes_pct": "24.02",
                "rank": "7",
                "notes": "Resigned effective June 23, 2016."
            },
            {
                "id": "H000636",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/H000636.json",
                "name": "Rubén Hinojosa",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "TX",
                "district": "15",
                "total_votes": "1325",
                "missed_votes": "302",
                "missed_votes_pct": "22.79",
                "rank": "8",
                "notes": "Announced retirement on Nov. 13, 2015"
            },
            {
                "id": "H001056",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/H001056.json",
                "name": "Jaime Herrera Beutler",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "WA",
                "district": "3",
                "total_votes": "1325",
                "missed_votes": "299",
                "missed_votes_pct": "22.57",
                "rank": "9",
                "notes": ""
            },
            {
                "id": "S000510",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/S000510.json",
                "name": "Adam Smith",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "WA",
                "district": "9",
                "total_votes": "1325",
                "missed_votes": "267",
                "missed_votes_pct": "20.15",
                "rank": "10",
                "notes": ""
            },
            {
                "id": "P000604",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/P000604.json",
                "name": "Donald M. Payne Jr.",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "NJ",
                "district": "10",
                "total_votes": "1325",
                "missed_votes": "248",
                "missed_votes_pct": "18.72",
                "rank": "11",
                "notes": ""
            },
            {
                "id": "W000796",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/W000796.json",
                "name": "Lynn Westmoreland",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "GA",
                "district": "3",
                "total_votes": "1325",
                "missed_votes": "232",
                "missed_votes_pct": "17.51",
                "rank": "12",
                "notes": "Announced retirement on Jan. 7, 2016"
            },
            {
                "id": "P000592",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/P000592.json",
                "name": "Ted Poe",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "TX",
                "district": "2",
                "total_votes": "1325",
                "missed_votes": "216",
                "missed_votes_pct": "16.30",
                "rank": "13",
                "notes": ""
            },
            {
                "id": "G000535",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/G000535.json",
                "name": "Luis V. Gutiérrez",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "IL",
                "district": "4",
                "total_votes": "1325",
                "missed_votes": "210",
                "missed_votes_pct": "15.85",
                "rank": "14",
                "notes": ""
            },
            {
                "id": "H000324",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/H000324.json",
                "name": "Alcee L. Hastings",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "FL",
                "district": "20",
                "total_votes": "1325",
                "missed_votes": "205",
                "missed_votes_pct": "15.47",
                "rank": "15",
                "notes": ""
            },
            {
                "id": "B000911",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B000911.json",
                "name": "Corrine Brown",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "FL",
                "district": "5",
                "total_votes": "1325",
                "missed_votes": "187",
                "missed_votes_pct": "14.11",
                "rank": "16",
                "notes": "Lost primary election on Aug. 30, 2016."
            },
            {
                "id": "N000185",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/N000185.json",
                "name": "Richard Nugent",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "FL",
                "district": "11",
                "total_votes": "1325",
                "missed_votes": "180",
                "missed_votes_pct": "13.58",
                "rank": "17",
                "notes": "Announced retirement on Nov. 2, 2015"
            },
            {
                "id": "M001137",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/M001137.json",
                "name": "Gregory W. Meeks",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "NY",
                "district": "5",
                "total_votes": "1320",
                "missed_votes": "178",
                "missed_votes_pct": "13.48",
                "rank": "18",
                "notes": ""
            },
            {
                "id": "J000032",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/J000032.json",
                "name": "Sheila Jackson-Lee",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "TX",
                "district": "18",
                "total_votes": "1325",
                "missed_votes": "164",
                "missed_votes_pct": "12.38",
                "rank": "19",
                "notes": ""
            },
            {
                "id": "D000622",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/D000622.json",
                "name": "Tammy Duckworth",
                "party": "D",
                "state": "IL",
                "district": "8",
                "total_votes": "1325",
                "missed_votes": "162",
                "missed_votes_pct": "12.23",
                "rank": "20",
                "notes": "Elected to Senate."
            },
            {
                "id": "S001179",
                "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/S001179.json",
                "name": "Aaron Schock",
                "party": "R",
                "state": "IL",
                "district": "18",
                "total_votes": "144",
                "missed_votes": "17",
                "missed_votes_pct": "11.81",
                "rank": "21",
                "notes": "Announced resignation effective March 31, 2015"
            }
        ]
    }]
}

Get Votes by Date

You can get all votes for one or both chambers in a particular month, or all votes in a particular date range (fewer than 30 days). This request type has two URI structures. Either use a year and month combination or a range of two dates, which cannot exceed 30 days.

HTTP Requests

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/{chamber}/votes/{year}/{month}.json GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/{chamber}/votes/{start-date}/{end-date}.json

URL Parameters

For year and month requests:

Parameter Description
chamber house, senate or both
year YYYY format
month MM format

For date range requests:

Parameter Description
chamber house or senate
start-date YYYY-MM-DD format
end-date YYYY-MM-DD format

Example Calls

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/senate/votes/2017/01.json"
  -H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/both/votes/2017-01-03/2017-01-31.json"
  -H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

The first command returns JSON structured like this:

{
   "status":"OK",
   "copyright":"Copyright (c) 2017 Pro Publica Inc. All Rights Reserved.",
   "results": {
      "chamber": "Senate",
      "year": 2017,
      "month": 1,
      "num_results": 35,
      "votes": [
        {
           "congress": 115,
           "chamber": "Senate",
           "session": 1,
           "roll_call": 35,
           "source": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1151/vote_115_1_00035.xml",
           "url": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00035",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/35.json",
                      "nomination": {
             "nomination_id": "PN35-115",
             "number": "PN35",
             "name": "Elaine L. Chao",
             "agency": "Department of Transportation"
           },
           "question": "On the Nomination",
           "description": "Elaine L. Chao, of Kentucky, to be Secretary of Transportation",
           "vote_type": "1/2",
           "date": "2017-01-31",
           "time": "12:33:00",
           "result": "Nomination Confirmed",
           "tie_breaker": "",
           "tie_breaker_vote": "",
           "document_number": "",
           "document_title": "",
           "democratic": {
             "yes": 41,
             "no": 5,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "republican": {
             "yes": 51,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 1,
             "not_voting": 0,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "independent": {
             "yes": 1,
             "no": 1,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0
            },
           "total": {
             "yes": 93,
             "no": 6,
             "present": 1,
             "not_voting": 0
            }
          },
        {
           "congress": 115,
           "chamber": "Senate",
           "session": 1,
           "roll_call": 34,
           "source": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1151/vote_115_1_00034.xml",
           "url": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00034",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/34.json",
                      "nomination": {
             "nomination_id": "PN25-115",
             "number": "PN25",
             "name": "Rex W. Tillerson",
             "agency": "Department of State"
           },
           "question": "On the Cloture Motion",
           "description": "Rex W. Tillerson, of Texas, to be Secretary of State",
           "vote_type": "1/2",
           "date": "2017-01-30",
           "time": "17:25:00",
           "result": "Cloture Motion Agreed to",
           "tie_breaker": "",
           "tie_breaker_vote": "",
           "document_number": "",
           "document_title": "",
           "democratic": {
             "yes": 3,
             "no": 42,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1,
             "majority_position": "No"
            },
           "republican": {
             "yes": 52,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "independent": {
             "yes": 1,
             "no": 1,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0
            },
           "total": {
             "yes": 56,
             "no": 43,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1
            }
          },
        {
           "congress": 115,
           "chamber": "Senate",
           "session": 1,
           "roll_call": 33,
           "source": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1151/vote_115_1_00033.xml",
           "url": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00033",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/33.json",
                      "nomination": {
             "nomination_id": "PN50-115",
             "number": "PN50",
             "name": "Nikki R. Haley",
             "agency": "Department of State"
           },
           "question": "On the Nomination",
           "description": "Nikki R. Haley, of South Carolina, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations during her tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations; and Nikki R. Haley, of South Carolina, to be the Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador, and the Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations",
           "vote_type": "1/2",
           "date": "2017-01-24",
           "time": "17:31:00",
           "result": "Nomination Confirmed",
           "tie_breaker": "",
           "tie_breaker_vote": "",
           "document_number": "",
           "document_title": "",
           "democratic": {
             "yes": 43,
             "no": 3,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "republican": {
             "yes": 52,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "independent": {
             "yes": 1,
             "no": 1,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0
            },
           "total": {
             "yes": 96,
             "no": 4,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0
            }
          },
        {
           "congress": 115,
           "chamber": "Senate",
           "session": 1,
           "roll_call": 32,
           "source": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1151/vote_115_1_00032.xml",
           "url": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00032",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/32.json",
                      "nomination": {
             "nomination_id": "PN43-115",
             "number": "PN43",
             "name": "Mike Pompeo",
             "agency": "Central Intelligence Agency"
           },
           "question": "On the Nomination",
           "description": "Mike Pompeo, of Kansas, to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency",
           "vote_type": "1/2",
           "date": "2017-01-23",
           "time": "19:01:00",
           "result": "Nomination Confirmed",
           "tie_breaker": "",
           "tie_breaker_vote": "",
           "document_number": "",
           "document_title": "",
           "democratic": {
             "yes": 14,
             "no": 30,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 2,
             "majority_position": "No"
            },
           "republican": {
             "yes": 51,
             "no": 1,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "independent": {
             "yes": 1,
             "no": 1,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0
            },
           "total": {
             "yes": 66,
             "no": 32,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 2
            }
          },
        {
           "congress": 115,
           "chamber": "Senate",
           "session": 1,
           "roll_call": 31,
           "source": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1151/vote_115_1_00031.xml",
           "url": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00031",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/31.json",
                      "nomination": {
             "nomination_id": "PN43-115",
             "number": "PN43",
             "name": "Mike Pompeo",
             "agency": "Central Intelligence Agency"
           },
           "question": "On the Motion to Proceed",
           "description": "Mike Pompeo, of Kansas, to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency",
           "vote_type": "1/2",
           "date": "2017-01-20",
           "time": "18:16:00",
           "result": "Motion to Proceed Agreed to",
           "tie_breaker": "",
           "tie_breaker_vote": "",
           "document_number": "",
           "document_title": "",
           "democratic": {
             "yes": 38,
             "no": 7,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "republican": {
             "yes": 50,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 2,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "independent": {
             "yes": 1,
             "no": 1,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0
            },
           "total": {
             "yes": 89,
             "no": 8,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 3
            }
          },
        {
           "congress": 115,
           "chamber": "Senate",
           "session": 1,
           "roll_call": 30,
           "source": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1151/vote_115_1_00030.xml",
           "url": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00030",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/30.json",
                      "nomination": {
             "nomination_id": "PN40-115",
             "number": "PN40",
             "name": "John F. Kelly",
             "agency": "Department of Homeland Security"
           },
           "question": "On the Nomination",
           "description": "John F. Kelly, of Virginia, to be Secretary of Homeland Security",
           "vote_type": "1/2",
           "date": "2017-01-20",
           "time": "17:57:00",
           "result": "Nomination Confirmed",
           "tie_breaker": "",
           "tie_breaker_vote": "",
           "document_number": "",
           "document_title": "",
           "democratic": {
             "yes": 35,
             "no": 11,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "republican": {
             "yes": 51,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "independent": {
             "yes": 2,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0
            },
           "total": {
             "yes": 88,
             "no": 11,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1
            }
          },
        {
           "congress": 115,
           "chamber": "Senate",
           "session": 1,
           "roll_call": 29,
           "source": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1151/vote_115_1_00029.xml",
           "url": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00029",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/29.json",
                      "nomination": {
             "nomination_id": "PN29-115",
             "number": "PN29",
             "name": "James Mattis",
             "agency": "Department of Defense"
           },
           "question": "On the Nomination",
           "description": "James Mattis, of Washington, to be Secretary of Defense",
           "vote_type": "1/2",
           "date": "2017-01-20",
           "time": "16:55:00",
           "result": "Nomination Confirmed",
           "tie_breaker": "",
           "tie_breaker_vote": "",
           "document_number": "",
           "document_title": "",
           "democratic": {
             "yes": 45,
             "no": 1,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "republican": {
             "yes": 51,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "independent": {
             "yes": 2,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0
            },
           "total": {
             "yes": 98,
             "no": 1,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1
            }
          },
        {
           "congress": 115,
           "chamber": "Senate",
           "session": 1,
           "roll_call": 28,
           "source": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1151/vote_115_1_00028.xml",
           "url": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00028",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/28.json",
                      "bill": {
           "number": "H.R.72",
           "bill_id": "hr72-115",
           "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/hr72.json",
           "title": "GAO Access and Oversight Act of 2017",
           "latest_action": "Became Public Law No: 115-3."
           },
           "question": "On Passage of the Bill",
           "description": "A bill to ensure the Government Accountability Office has adequate access to information.",
           "vote_type": "1/2",
           "date": "2017-01-17",
           "time": "16:43:00",
           "result": "Bill Passed",
           "tie_breaker": "",
           "tie_breaker_vote": "",
           "document_number": "",
           "document_title": "",
           "democratic": {
             "yes": 46,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "republican": {
             "yes": 51,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "independent": {
             "yes": 2,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0
            },
           "total": {
             "yes": 99,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1
            }
          },
        {
           "congress": 115,
           "chamber": "Senate",
           "session": 1,
           "roll_call": 27,
           "source": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1151/vote_115_1_00027.xml",
           "url": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00027",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/27.json",
                      "bill": {
           "number": "S.84",
           "bill_id": "s84-115",
           "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/s84.json",
           "title": "A bill to provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces.",
           "latest_action": "Became Public Law No: 115-2."
           },
           "question": "On Passage of the Bill",
           "description": "A bill to provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces.",
           "vote_type": "1/2",
           "date": "2017-01-12",
           "time": "14:47:00",
           "result": "Bill Passed",
           "tie_breaker": "",
           "tie_breaker_vote": "",
           "document_number": "",
           "document_title": "",
           "democratic": {
             "yes": 30,
             "no": 16,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "republican": {
             "yes": 50,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 2,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "independent": {
             "yes": 1,
             "no": 1,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0
            },
           "total": {
             "yes": 81,
             "no": 17,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 2
            }
          },
        {
           "congress": 115,
           "chamber": "Senate",
           "session": 1,
           "roll_call": 26,
           "source": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1151/vote_115_1_00026.xml",
           "url": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00026",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/26.json",
                      "bill": {
           "number": "S.CON.RES.3",
           "bill_id": "sconres3-115",
           "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/sconres3.json",
           "title": "A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026.",
           "latest_action": "Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection."
           },
           "question": "On the Concurrent Resolution",
           "description": "A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026.",
           "vote_type": "1/2",
           "date": "2017-01-12",
           "time": "01:05:00",
           "result": "Concurrent Resolution Agreed to",
           "tie_breaker": "",
           "tie_breaker_vote": "",
           "document_number": "",
           "document_title": "",
           "democratic": {
             "yes": 0,
             "no": 45,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1,
             "majority_position": "No"
            },
           "republican": {
             "yes": 51,
             "no": 1,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "independent": {
             "yes": 0,
             "no": 2,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0
            },
           "total": {
             "yes": 51,
             "no": 48,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1
            }
          },
        {
           "congress": 115,
           "chamber": "Senate",
           "session": 1,
           "roll_call": 25,
           "source": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1151/vote_115_1_00025.xml",
           "url": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00025",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/25.json",
                      "bill": {
           "number": "S.CON.RES.3",
           "bill_id": "sconres3-115",
           "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/sconres3.json",
           "title": "A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026.",
           "latest_action": "Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection."
           },
           "question": "On the Motion",
           "description": "To create a point of order against legislation that would undermine the historic coverage gains the United States has made in children's health, which have resulted in the lowest uninsured rate for children in the Nation's history.",
           "vote_type": "3/5",
           "date": "2017-01-12",
           "time": "00:48:00",
           "result": "Motion Rejected",
           "tie_breaker": "",
           "tie_breaker_vote": "",
           "document_number": "",
           "document_title": "",
           "democratic": {
             "yes": 45,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "republican": {
             "yes": 2,
             "no": 49,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1,
             "majority_position": "No"
            },
           "independent": {
             "yes": 2,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0
            },
           "total": {
             "yes": 49,
             "no": 49,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 2
            }
          },
        {
           "congress": 115,
           "chamber": "Senate",
           "session": 1,
           "roll_call": 24,
           "source": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1151/vote_115_1_00024.xml",
           "url": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00024",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/24.json",
                      "bill": {
           "number": "S.CON.RES.3",
           "bill_id": "sconres3-115",
           "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/sconres3.json",
           "title": "A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026.",
           "latest_action": "Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection."
           },
           "question": "On the Motion",
           "description": "To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to strengthening Social Security and repealing and replacing Obamacare, which has increased health care costs, raised taxes on middle-class families, reduced access to high quality care, created disincentives for work, and caused tens of thousands of Americans to lose coverage they had and liked, and replacing it with reforms that strengthen Medicaid, and the Children¿s Health Insurance Program without prioritizing able-bodied adults over the disabled or children and lead to patient-centered step-by-step health reforms that provide access to quality, affordable private health care coverage for all Americans and their families by increasing competition, State flexibility, and individual choice, and safe-guarding consumer protections that Americans support.",
           "vote_type": "3/5",
           "date": "2017-01-12",
           "time": "00:31:00",
           "result": "Motion Rejected",
           "tie_breaker": "",
           "tie_breaker_vote": "",
           "document_number": "",
           "document_title": "",
           "democratic": {
             "yes": 0,
             "no": 45,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1,
             "majority_position": "No"
            },
           "republican": {
             "yes": 51,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "independent": {
             "yes": 0,
             "no": 2,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0
            },
           "total": {
             "yes": 51,
             "no": 47,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 2
            }
          },
        {
           "congress": 115,
           "chamber": "Senate",
           "session": 1,
           "roll_call": 23,
           "source": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1151/vote_115_1_00023.xml",
           "url": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00023",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/23.json",
                      "bill": {
           "number": "S.CON.RES.3",
           "bill_id": "sconres3-115",
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           "number": "S.CON.RES.3",
           "bill_id": "sconres3-115",
           "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/sconres3.json",
           "title": "A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026.",
           "latest_action": "Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection."
           },
           "question": "On the Motion",
           "description": "To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to strengthening Social Security and repealing Obamacare, which has increased health care costs, raised taxes on middle-class families, reduced access to high quality care, created disincentives for work, and caused tens of thousands of Americans to lose coverage they had and liked, and replacing it with patient-centered, step-by-step health reforms that provide access to quality, affordable private health care coverage for all American's and their families by increasing competition, State flexibility and individual choice, and safeguarding consumer protections that Americans support.",
           "vote_type": "3/5",
           "date": "2017-01-11",
           "time": "19:56:00",
           "result": "Motion Rejected",
           "tie_breaker": "",
           "tie_breaker_vote": "",
           "document_number": "",
           "document_title": "",
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             "yes": 0,
             "no": 45,
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             "not_voting": 1,
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            },
           "republican": {
             "yes": 51,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "independent": {
             "yes": 0,
             "no": 2,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0
            },
           "total": {
             "yes": 51,
             "no": 47,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 2
            }
          },
        {
           "congress": 115,
           "chamber": "Senate",
           "session": 1,
           "roll_call": 10,
           "source": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1151/vote_115_1_00010.xml",
           "url": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00010",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/10.json",
                      "bill": {
           "number": "S.CON.RES.3",
           "bill_id": "sconres3-115",
           "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/sconres3.json",
           "title": "A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026.",
           "latest_action": "Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection."
           },
           "question": "On the Motion",
           "description": "To create a point of order against legislation that would harm rural hospitals and health care providers.",
           "vote_type": "3/5",
           "date": "2017-01-11",
           "time": "19:37:00",
           "result": "Motion Rejected",
           "tie_breaker": "",
           "tie_breaker_vote": "",
           "document_number": "",
           "document_title": "",
           "democratic": {
             "yes": 45,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
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            },
           "republican": {
             "yes": 4,
             "no": 47,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1,
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            },
           "independent": {
             "yes": 2,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0
            },
           "total": {
             "yes": 51,
             "no": 47,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 2
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          },
        {
           "congress": 115,
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           "session": 1,
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           "source": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1151/vote_115_1_00009.xml",
           "url": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00009",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/9.json",
                      "bill": {
           "number": "S.CON.RES.3",
           "bill_id": "sconres3-115",
           "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/sconres3.json",
           "title": "A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026.",
           "latest_action": "Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection."
           },
           "question": "On the Motion",
           "description": "To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to rural health and repealing and replacing Obamacare.",
           "vote_type": "3/5",
           "date": "2017-01-11",
           "time": "19:12:00",
           "result": "Motion Rejected",
           "tie_breaker": "",
           "tie_breaker_vote": "",
           "document_number": "",
           "document_title": "",
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             "yes": 0,
             "no": 45,
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             "yes": 51,
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            },
           "independent": {
             "yes": 0,
             "no": 2,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0
            },
           "total": {
             "yes": 51,
             "no": 47,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 2
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          },
        {
           "congress": 115,
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           "url": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00008",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/8.json",
                      "bill": {
           "number": "S.CON.RES.3",
           "bill_id": "sconres3-115",
           "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/sconres3.json",
           "title": "A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026.",
           "latest_action": "Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection."
           },
           "question": "On the Motion",
           "description": "To create a point of order against legislation that would reduce health insurance access and affordability for individuals based on their occupation.",
           "vote_type": "3/5",
           "date": "2017-01-11",
           "time": "18:52:00",
           "result": "Motion Rejected",
           "tie_breaker": "",
           "tie_breaker_vote": "",
           "document_number": "",
           "document_title": "",
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             "yes": 45,
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            },
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             "yes": 1,
             "no": 50,
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            },
           "independent": {
             "yes": 2,
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             "present": 0,
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            },
           "total": {
             "yes": 48,
             "no": 50,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 2
            }
          },
        {
           "congress": 115,
           "chamber": "Senate",
           "session": 1,
           "roll_call": 7,
           "source": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1151/vote_115_1_00007.xml",
           "url": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00007",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/7.json",
                      "bill": {
           "number": "S.CON.RES.3",
           "bill_id": "sconres3-115",
           "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/sconres3.json",
           "title": "A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026.",
           "latest_action": "Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection."
           },
           "question": "On the Motion",
           "description": "To create a point of order against legislation that would repeal health reforms that closed the prescription drug coverage gap under Medicare.",
           "vote_type": "3/5",
           "date": "2017-01-11",
           "time": "18:21:00",
           "result": "Motion Rejected",
           "tie_breaker": "",
           "tie_breaker_vote": "",
           "document_number": "",
           "document_title": "",
           "democratic": {
             "yes": 45,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1,
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            },
           "republican": {
             "yes": 0,
             "no": 51,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1,
             "majority_position": "No"
            },
           "independent": {
             "yes": 2,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0
            },
           "total": {
             "yes": 47,
             "no": 51,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 2
            }
          },
        {
           "congress": 115,
           "chamber": "Senate",
           "session": 1,
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           "source": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1151/vote_115_1_00006.xml",
           "url": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00006",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/6.json",
                      "bill": {
           "number": "S.CON.RES.3",
           "bill_id": "sconres3-115",
           "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/sconres3.json",
           "title": "A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026.",
           "latest_action": "Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection."
           },
           "question": "On the Motion",
           "description": "To prevent the Senate from breaking Donald Trump's promise that 'there will be no cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid'.",
           "vote_type": "3/5",
           "date": "2017-01-10",
           "time": "15:05:00",
           "result": "Motion Rejected",
           "tie_breaker": "",
           "tie_breaker_vote": "",
           "document_number": "",
           "document_title": "",
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             "yes": 46,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
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            },
           "republican": {
             "yes": 1,
             "no": 49,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 2,
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            },
           "independent": {
             "yes": 2,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0
            },
           "total": {
             "yes": 49,
             "no": 49,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 2
            }
          },
        {
           "congress": 115,
           "chamber": "Senate",
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           "roll_call": 5,
           "source": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1151/vote_115_1_00005.xml",
           "url": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00005",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/5.json",
                      "bill": {
           "number": "S.CON.RES.3",
           "bill_id": "sconres3-115",
           "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/sconres3.json",
           "title": "A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026.",
           "latest_action": "Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection."
           },
           "question": "On the Motion",
           "description": "To strengthen Social Security and Medicare without raiding it to pay for new Government programs, like Obamacare, that have failed Americans by increasing premiums and reducing affordable health care options, to reform Medicaid without prioritizing able-bodied adults over the disabled, and to return regulation of insurance to State governments.",
           "vote_type": "3/5",
           "date": "2017-01-10",
           "time": "14:33:00",
           "result": "Motion Rejected",
           "tie_breaker": "",
           "tie_breaker_vote": "",
           "document_number": "",
           "document_title": "",
           "democratic": {
             "yes": 0,
             "no": 46,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0,
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            },
           "republican": {
             "yes": 31,
             "no": 19,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 2,
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            },
           "independent": {
             "yes": 0,
             "no": 2,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0
            },
           "total": {
             "yes": 31,
             "no": 67,
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             "not_voting": 2
            }
          },
        {
           "congress": 115,
           "chamber": "Senate",
           "session": 1,
           "roll_call": 4,
           "source": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1151/vote_115_1_00004.xml",
           "url": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00004",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/4.json",
                      "bill": {
           "number": "S.CON.RES.3",
           "bill_id": "sconres3-115",
           "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/sconres3.json",
           "title": "A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026.",
           "latest_action": "Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection."
           },
           "question": "On the Motion",
           "description": "To protect the Medicare and Medicaid programs.",
           "vote_type": "3/5",
           "date": "2017-01-09",
           "time": "18:08:00",
           "result": "Motion Rejected",
           "tie_breaker": "",
           "tie_breaker_vote": "",
           "document_number": "",
           "document_title": "",
           "democratic": {
             "yes": 45,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1,
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            },
           "republican": {
             "yes": 2,
             "no": 47,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 3,
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            },
           "independent": {
             "yes": 2,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0
            },
           "total": {
             "yes": 49,
             "no": 47,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 4
            }
          },
        {
           "congress": 115,
           "chamber": "Senate",
           "session": 1,
           "roll_call": 3,
           "source": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1151/vote_115_1_00003.xml",
           "url": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00003",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/3.json",
                      "bill": {
           "number": "S.CON.RES.3",
           "bill_id": "sconres3-115",
           "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/sconres3.json",
           "title": "A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026.",
           "latest_action": "Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection."
           },
           "question": "On the Amendment",
           "description": "In the nature of a substitute.",
           "vote_type": "1/2",
           "date": "2017-01-09",
           "time": "17:33:00",
           "result": "Amendment Rejected",
           "tie_breaker": "",
           "tie_breaker_vote": "",
           "document_number": "",
           "document_title": "",
           "democratic": {
             "yes": 0,
             "no": 46,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0,
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            },
           "republican": {
             "yes": 14,
             "no": 35,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 3,
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            },
           "independent": {
             "yes": 0,
             "no": 2,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0
            },
           "total": {
             "yes": 14,
             "no": 83,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 3
            }
          },
        {
           "congress": 115,
           "chamber": "Senate",
           "session": 1,
           "roll_call": 2,
           "source": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1151/vote_115_1_00002.xml",
           "url": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00002",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/2.json",
                      "bill": {
           "number": "S.CON.RES.3",
           "bill_id": "sconres3-115",
           "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/sconres3.json",
           "title": "A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026.",
           "latest_action": "Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection."
           },
           "question": "On the Motion",
           "description": "To prohibit legislation that makes America sick again.",
           "vote_type": "3/5",
           "date": "2017-01-05",
           "time": "14:47:00",
           "result": "Motion Rejected",
           "tie_breaker": "",
           "tie_breaker_vote": "",
           "document_number": "",
           "document_title": "",
           "democratic": {
             "yes": 46,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0,
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            },
           "republican": {
             "yes": 0,
             "no": 52,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0,
             "majority_position": "No"
            },
           "independent": {
             "yes": 2,
             "no": 0,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0
            },
           "total": {
             "yes": 48,
             "no": 52,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0
            }
          },
        {
           "congress": 115,
           "chamber": "Senate",
           "session": 1,
           "roll_call": 1,
           "source": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1151/vote_115_1_00001.xml",
           "url": "https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00001",
           "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/1.json",
                      "bill": {
           "number": "S.CON.RES.3",
           "bill_id": "sconres3-115",
           "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/bills/sconres3.json",
           "title": "A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026.",
           "latest_action": "Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection."
           },
           "question": "On the Motion to Proceed",
           "description": "A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026.",
           "vote_type": "1/2",
           "date": "2017-01-04",
           "time": "12:38:00",
           "result": "Motion to Proceed Agreed to",
           "tie_breaker": "",
           "tie_breaker_vote": "",
           "document_number": "",
           "document_title": "",
           "democratic": {
             "yes": 0,
             "no": 45,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1,
             "majority_position": "No"
            },
           "republican": {
             "yes": 51,
             "no": 1,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0,
             "majority_position": "Yes"
            },
           "independent": {
             "yes": 0,
             "no": 2,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 0
            },
           "total": {
             "yes": 51,
             "no": 48,
             "present": 0,
             "not_voting": 1
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          }
         ]
    }
}

Get Senate Nomination Votes

To get Senate votes on presidential nominations, use the following URI structure:

HTTP Request

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/{congress}/nominations.json

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
congress 101-115

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/nominations.json"
  -H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

The above command returns JSON structured like this (House votes do not have the tie_breaker and tie_breaker_vote attributes, as these can only occur on Senate votes):

{
  "status": "OK",
  "copyright": "Copyright (c) 2016 Pro Publica Inc. All Rights Reserved.",
  "results": [
    {
      "total_votes": "37",
      "offset": "0",
      "votes": [
        {
          "congress": "114",
          "session": "2",
          "roll_call": "36",
          "question": "On the Nomination",
          "description": "John B. King, of New York, to be Secretary of Education",
          "vote_type": "1/2",
          "date": "2016-03-14",
          "time": "17:34:00",
          "result": "Nomination Confirmed",
          "tie_breaker": "",
          "tie_breaker_vote": "",
          "nominee_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/nominees/PN1152.json",
          "democratic": {
            "yes": "41",
            "no": "1",
            "present": "0",
            "not_voting": 2,
            "majority_position": "Yes"
          },
          "republican": {
            "yes": "7",
            "no": "39",
            "present": "0",
            "not_voting": 8,
            "majority_position": "No"
          },
          "independent": {
            "yes": "1",
            "no": "0",
            "present": "0",
            "not_voting": 1
          },
          "total": {
            "yes": "49",
            "no": "40",
            "present": "0",
            "not_voting": 11,
            "margin": "9"
          }
        },
        {
          "congress": "114",
          "session": "2",
          "roll_call": "25",
          "question": "On the Nomination",
          "description": "Robert McKinnon Califf, of South Carolina, to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services",
          "vote_type": "1/2",
          "date": "2016-02-24",
          "time": "12:03:00",
          "result": "Nomination Confirmed",
          "tie_breaker": "",
          "tie_breaker_vote": "",
          "nominee_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/nominees/PN849.json",
          "democratic": {
            "yes": "39",
            "no": "3",
            "present": "0",
            "not_voting": 2,
            "majority_position": "Yes"
          },
          "republican": {
            "yes": "49",
            "no": "1",
            "present": "0",
            "not_voting": 4,
            "majority_position": "Yes"
          },
          "independent": {
            "yes": "1",
            "no": "0",
            "present": "0",
            "not_voting": 1
          },
          "total": {
            "yes": "89",
            "no": "4",
            "present": "0",
            "not_voting": 7,
            "margin": "85"
          }
        },
        {
          "congress": "114",
          "session": "2",
          "roll_call": "23",
          "question": "On the Nomination",
          "description": "Leonard Terry Strand, of South Dakota, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Iowa",
          "vote_type": "1/2",
          "date": "2016-02-11",
          "time": "13:43:00",
          "result": "Nomination Confirmed",
          "tie_breaker": "",
          "tie_breaker_vote": "",
          "nominee_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/nominees/PN675.json",
          "democratic": {
            "yes": "43",
            "no": "0",
            "present": "0",
            "not_voting": 1,
            "majority_position": "Yes"
          },
          "republican": {
            "yes": "49",
            "no": "0",
            "present": "0",
            "not_voting": 5,
            "majority_position": "Yes"
          },
          "independent": {
            "yes": "1",
            "no": "0",
            "present": "0",
            "not_voting": 1
          },
          "total": {
            "yes": "93",
            "no": "0",
            "present": "0",
            "not_voting": 7,
            "margin": "93"
          }
        },
        ...
        {
          "congress": "114",
          "session": "1",
          "roll_call": "54",
          "question": "On the Nomination",
          "description": "Michael P. Botticelli, of the District of Columbia, to be Director of National Drug Control Policy",
          "vote_type": "1/2",
          "date": "2015-02-09",
          "time": "17:32:00",
          "result": "Nomination Confirmed",
          "tie_breaker": "",
          "tie_breaker_vote": "",
          "nominee_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/114/nominees/PN60.json",
          "democratic": {
            "yes": "44",
            "no": "0",
            "present": "0",
            "not_voting": 0,
            "majority_position": "Yes"
          },
          "republican": {
            "yes": "46",
            "no": "0",
            "present": "0",
            "not_voting": 8,
            "majority_position": "Yes"
          },
          "independent": {
            "yes": "2",
            "no": "0",
            "present": "0",
            "not_voting": 0
          },
          "total": {
            "yes": "92",
            "no": "0",
            "present": "0",
            "not_voting": 8,
            "margin": "92"
          }
        }
      ]
    }
  ]
}

Personal Explanations

Get Recent Personal Explanations

Lawmakers, mostly in the House but also in the Senate, can make personal explanations for missed or mistaken votes in the Congressional Record. These explanations can refer to a single vote or to multiple votes. To get lists of personal explanations, use the following URI structure. This request returns the 20 most recent results in the specified Congress, and supports paginated requests using an offset query string parameter based on multiples of 20.

HTTP Request

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/{congress}/explanations.json

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
congress 107-115

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/explanations.json"
  -H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

{
    "status": "OK",
    "copyright": "Copyright (c) 2017 Pro Publica Inc. All Rights Reserved.",
    "num_results": 2178,
    "offset": 0,
    "results": [{
        "member": "R000578",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/R000578.json",
        "name": "Dave Reichert",
        "state": "WA",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": null,
        "party": "R",
        "date": "2017-06-12",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/12/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E808-1",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, on Roll Call Nos. 288, 289, 290, 291, 292, 294, 295, 296, 297, 298, and 299 I was absent due to personal illness. Had I been present, I would have voted yes. On roll call No. 293 I was also absent due to personal illness. Had I been present, I would have voted no.",
        "category": "Medical matter",
        "parsed": false,
        "vote_api_uri": null
    }, {
        "member": "D000191",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/D000191.json",
        "name": "Peter A. DeFazio",
        "state": "OR",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": null,
        "party": "D",
        "date": "2017-06-12",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/12/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E806-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, on June 7th and June 8th, 2017, I missed the following votes due to a medical procedure. Had I been present, I would have voted: On Roll Call Number 292, To Table Appeal of the Ruling of the Chair, I would have voted No. On Roll Call Number 293, On Agreeing to the Michelle Lujan Grisham Amendment to H.R. 2213, I would have voted Aye. On Roll Call Number 294, On Final Passage of H.R. 2213, I would have voted No. On Roll Call Number 295, On Agreeing to the Hensarling Amendment to H.R. 10, I would have voted No. On Roll Call Number 296, On Agreeing to the Hollingsworth Amendment to H.R. 10, I would have voted No. On Roll Call Number 297, On Agreeing to the Faso Amendment to H.R. 10, I would have voted No. On Roll Call Number 298, On Agreeing to the Buck Amendment to H.R. 10, I would have voted No. On Roll Call Number 299, On Final Passage of H.R. 10, I would have voted No.",
        "category": "Medical matter",
        "parsed": false,
        "vote_api_uri": null
    }, {
        "member": "S000770",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/S000770.json",
        "name": "Debbie Stabenow",
        "state": "MI",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 142,
        "party": "D",
        "date": "2017-06-12",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov//congressional-record/2017/06/12/senate-section/article/S3393-5",
        "text": "Mr. President, due to a memorial service in Michigan, I was unable to attend today's rollcall vote on the nomination of Kenneth P. Rapuano to be Assistant Secretary of Defense. Had I been able to attend, I would have supported his nomination.",
        "category": "Attending memorial services",
        "parsed": true,
        "vote_api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/142.json"
    }, {
        "member": "Z000017",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/Z000017.json",
        "name": "Lee Zeldin",
        "state": "NY",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": null,
        "party": "R",
        "date": "2017-06-08",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/08/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E797-4",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, on Tuesday evening June 6 I was not present for votes. Had I been present, I would have voted YEA on Roll Call No. 287, and YEA on Roll Call No. 286.",
        "category": "Ambiguous or no reason",
        "parsed": false,
        "vote_api_uri": null
    }, {
        "member": "M000639",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/M000639.json",
        "name": "Robert Menendez",
        "state": "NJ",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 141,
        "party": "D",
        "date": "2017-06-08",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov//congressional-record/2017/06/08/senate-section/article/S3358-4",
        "text": "Mr. President, today I would have cast my vote in favor of Scott Brown to represent the United States as Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa. New Zealand has been a treaty ally of the United States since the signing of the Australia-New Zealand--United States Treaty in 1951. As a crucial partner and ally, the United States and New Zealand share core values of democracy, human rights, and liberty, and I believe it is imperative for the United States to maintain strong allegiance to our longstanding friends throughout the world.",
        "category": "Ambiguous or no reason",
        "parsed": true,
        "vote_api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/141.json"
    }, {
        "member": "H001038",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/H001038.json",
        "name": "Brian Higgins",
        "state": "NY",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": null,
        "party": "D",
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E775-5",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, on June 6, 2017, I was not present for the recorded votes on Roll Call No. 286 and 287. Had I been present, I would have voted YEA on the motion to suspend the rules and agree, as amended and YEA on the motion to suspend the rules and agree, as amended.",
        "category": "Ambiguous or no reason",
        "parsed": false,
        "vote_api_uri": null
    }, {
        "member": "W000806",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/W000806.json",
        "name": "Daniel Webster",
        "state": "FL",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": null,
        "party": "R",
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E777-1",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, I was unable to be present on the House floor because my flight was cancelled due to inclement weather. Had I been present, I would have voted yea on Roll Call No. 286, and yea on Roll Call No. 287.",
        "category": "Inclement weather",
        "parsed": false,
        "vote_api_uri": null
    }, {
        "member": "R000586",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/R000586.json",
        "name": "Jim Renacci",
        "state": "OH",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": null,
        "party": "R",
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E777-3",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, I missed votes on Roll Call No. 286 and No. 287. Had I been present, I would have voted YEA on Roll Call No. 286, and YEA on Roll Call No. 287.",
        "category": "Ambiguous or no reason",
        "parsed": false,
        "vote_api_uri": null
    }, {
        "member": "G000535",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/G000535.json",
        "name": "Luis V. Gutiérrez",
        "state": "IL",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": null,
        "party": "D",
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E777-5",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, I was unavoidably absent in the House Chamber for votes Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Had I been present, I would have voted Yea on Roll Call votes 286 and 287.",
        "category": "Ambiguous or no reason",
        "parsed": false,
        "vote_api_uri": null
    }, {
        "member": "S001175",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/S001175.json",
        "name": "Jackie Speier",
        "state": "CA",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": null,
        "party": "D",
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E777-7",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to an unavoidable conflict, I missed the following votes on June 6. Had I been present, I would have voted yea on Roll Call No. 286, and yea on Roll Call No. 287.",
        "category": "Ambiguous or no reason",
        "parsed": false,
        "vote_api_uri": null
    }, {
        "member": "M001179",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/M001179.json",
        "name": "Tom Marino",
        "state": "PA",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": null,
        "party": "R",
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E778-3",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, I was unable to attend votes on June 6, 2017 on account of attending my son's graduation. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: YEA for rollcall vote 286 YEA for rollcall vote 287",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
        "parsed": false,
        "vote_api_uri": null
    }, {
        "member": "S001193",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/S001193.json",
        "name": "Eric Swalwell",
        "state": "CA",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": null,
        "party": "D",
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
        "parsed": false,
        "vote_api_uri": null
    }, {
        "member": "B001291",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B001291.json",
        "name": "Brian Babin",
        "state": "TX",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": null,
        "party": "R",
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-3",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, on Wednesday, June 7, I joined the Vice President for an important event at Johnson Space Center in my congressional district. As a result, I missed the following recorded votes: On roll call Number 288, ordering the previous question on House Resolution 374, had I been present I would have voted 'yes.' On roll call Number 289, agreeing to House Resolution 374, had I been present I would have voted 'yes.' On roll call Number 290, ordering the previous question on House Resolution 375, had I been present I would have voted 'yes.' On roll call Number 291, agreeing to House Resolution 375, had I been present I would have voted 'yes.' On roll call Number 292, the motion to table the appeal of the ruling of the chair, had I been present I would have voted 'yes.' On roll call Number 293, passage of an amendment to H.R. 2213, had I been present I would have voted 'no.' On roll call Number 294, passage of H.R. 2213, had I been present I would have voted 'yes.' I am pleased that my colleagues in the House voted to pass the Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017 that will enable the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to fulfill its duty to protect the American people by waiving specific pre-employment requirements for certain qualified candidates to make the hiring process more expedient. The CBP is currently understaffed below its congressionally mandated level and this bill will help alleviate this staffing shortage.",
        "category": "Official business",
        "parsed": false,
        "vote_api_uri": null
    }, {
        "member": "J000032",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/J000032.json",
        "name": "Sheila Jackson-Lee",
        "state": "TX",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": null,
        "party": "D",
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/house-section/article/H4688-1",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, I was delayed with constituency matters in a hearing and was not able to be present on the floor on the vote on the motion to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair. If I had been present, I would have voted 'no.' I was also detained on congressional business in a hearing on the Lujan Grisham amendment to H.R. 2213. If I had been present, I would have voted 'aye.'",
        "category": "Official business",
        "parsed": false,
        "vote_api_uri": null
    }, {
        "member": "D000598",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/D000598.json",
        "name": "Susan A. Davis",
        "state": "CA",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 284,
        "party": "D",
        "date": "2017-06-06",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/06/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E768-3",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, on Thursday, May 25, 2017, my vote was not recorded due to a technical error. I intended to vote YES on H.R. 1761 the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act.",
        "category": "Vote not recorded",
        "parsed": true,
        "vote_api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/284.json"
    }, {
        "member": "M000639",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/M000639.json",
        "name": "Robert Menendez",
        "state": "NJ",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 138,
        "party": "D",
        "date": "2017-06-05",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov//congressional-record/2017/06/05/senate-section/article/S3240-1",
        "text": "Mr. President, I was unavoidably detained for rollcall vote No. 138 on adoption of S. Res. 176. Had I been present, I would have voted yea. As a cosponsor of S. Res. 176, I would have joined many of my colleagues in voting for its adoption. Noting this week marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War and the reunification of the city of Jerusalem, this resolution recognizes that there has been a continuous Jewish presence in the city of Jerusalem for 3,000 years and that the holy city is home to people of Jewish, Muslim, and Christian faiths. This resolution reaffirms longstanding U.S. positions, including that the permanent status of Jerusalem must be negotiated between the parties through final status negotiations for a two-state solution. This resolution further reaffirms the importance of the U.S.-Israel relationship and our shared value of promoting religious freedom.",
        "category": "Ambiguous or no reason",
        "parsed": true,
        "vote_api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/senate/sessions/1/votes/138.json"
    }, {
        "member": "N000127",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/N000127.json",
        "name": "Rick Nolan",
        "state": "MN",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": null,
        "party": "D",
        "date": "2017-05-30",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/05/30/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E742-4",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, I was unable to be present at recorded votes due to medical reasons. Had I been present, I would have voted YEA on rollcall No. 283, YEA on rollcall No. 284, and YEA on rollcall No. 285.",
        "category": "Medical matter",
        "parsed": false,
        "vote_api_uri": null
    }, {
        "member": "S001175",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/S001175.json",
        "name": "Jackie Speier",
        "state": "CA",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 285,
        "party": "D",
        "date": "2017-05-30",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/05/30/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E743-1",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to an unavoidable conflict, I missed the following vote on May 25. Had I been present, I would have voted YEA on Roll Call No. 285",
        "category": "Attending to prior commitment",
        "parsed": true,
        "vote_api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/285.json"
    }, {
        "member": "J000298",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/J000298.json",
        "name": "Pramila Jayapal",
        "state": "WA",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": null,
        "party": "D",
        "date": "2017-05-26",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/05/26/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E739-4",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, I strongly believe that crimes against children are particularly egregious. It is our duty as members of Congress to do everything we can to prevent these crimes and hold offenders accountable. However, I felt compelled to vote against H.R. 1842, H.R. 1862, and H.R. 1761, as each of these flawed bills would increase the application of mandatory minimum sentences in the U.S. criminal justice system. Judges already have the ability to impose harsh sentences in these cases as they see fit. Mandatory minimum sentences make it impossible for judges to take context or circumstance into consideration, which eliminates judicial discretion and compromises the futures of those at the hands of our justice system. Mandatory minimums create a glaring disproportionality between crime and according punishment and subsequently expand prison populations, strain resources and structures of support, and disproportionately impact communities of color. Because of my stance on this issue and my steadfast resolve to fight any expansion of mandatory minimum sentences, I have voted against each of these bills. I remain committed to protecting our children and doing everything in my power to prevent crimes against children from happening, but expanding mandatory minimums is not the answer. I look forward to working with my colleagues across the aisle as we continue to pursue critical reforms to the criminal justice system.",
        "category": "Other",
        "parsed": false,
        "vote_api_uri": null
    }, {
        "member": "H001058",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/H001058.json",
        "name": "Bill Huizenga",
        "state": "MI",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": null,
        "party": "R",
        "date": "2017-05-24",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/05/24/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E707-4",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, I rise today regarding missed votes due to family matters. Had I been present for Roll Call vote number 271, Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 348, Providing for consideration of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017, I would have voted Yea. Had I been present for Roll Call vote number 272, H. Res. 348, The Rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 953--Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017, I would have voted Yea. Had I been present for Roll Call vote number 273, H.R. 2288, The Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017, I would have voted Yea.",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
        "parsed": false,
        "vote_api_uri": null
    }]
}

Get Recent Personal Explanation Votes

Lawmakers, mostly in the House but also in the Senate, can make personal explanations for missed or mistaken votes in the Congressional Record. Unlike the “Recent Personal Explanations” response, this response contains explanations parsed to individual votes and have an additional category attribute describing the general reason for the absence or incorrect vote. To get lists of recent personal explanation votes, use the following URI structure. This request returns the 20 most recent results in the specified Congress, and supports paginated requests using an offset query string parameter based on multiples of 20.

HTTP Request

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/{congress}/explanations/votes.json

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
congress 110-115

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/explanations/votes.json"
  -H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

{
    "status": "OK",
    "copyright": "Copyright (c) 2017 Pro Publica Inc. All Rights Reserved.",
    "num_results": 2175,
    "offset": 0,
    "results": [{
        "member_id": "P000096",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/P000096.json",
        "name": "Bill Pascrell Jr.",
        "state": "NJ",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 685,
        "party": "D",
        "date": "2017-12-19",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/12/19/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E1730-1?",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, on December 18, 2017, I missed three Roll Call votes because I was detained in my district. Had I been present, I would have voted: NO on the Motion to Fix the Convening Times--House GOP Leadership has offered a motion to change tomorrow's convening time to 10:00 a.m. (Roll Call No. 685); YES on H.R. 4375, the STEM Research and Education Effectiveness and Transparency Act (Roll Call No. 686); and YES on H.R. 3979, the Keep America's Refuges Operational Act (Roll Call No. 687).",
        "category": "Ambiguous or no reason",
        "parsed": true,
        "vote_api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/685.json"
    }, {
        "member_id": "R000608",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/R000608.json",
        "name": "Jacky Rosen",
        "state": "NV",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 685,
        "party": "D",
        "date": "2017-12-19",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/12/19/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E1730-3?",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, on December 18th, on roll call votes 685, 686, and 687, I was not present because I was tending to my husband, who is recovering from major spinal surgery. Had I been present, I would have voted NAY on roll call vote 685, YEA on roll call vote 686, and YEA on roll call vote 687.",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
        "parsed": true,
        "vote_api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/685.json"
    }, {
        "member_id": "G000535",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/G000535.json",
        "name": "Luis V. Gutiérrez",
        "state": "IL",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 685,
        "party": "D",
        "date": "2017-12-19",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/12/19/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E1729-1?",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, I was unavoidably absent in the House Chamber for Roll Call votes 685, 686, and 687 on Monday, December 18, 2017. Had I been present, I would have voted 'Nay' on Roll Call vote 685 and 'Yea' on 686 and 687.",
        "category": "Ambiguous or no reason",
        "parsed": true,
        "vote_api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/685.json"
    }, {
        "member_id": "N000179",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/N000179.json",
        "name": "Grace F. Napolitano",
        "state": "CA",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 685,
        "party": "D",
        "date": "2017-12-19",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/12/19/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E1729-5?",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, I was absent during rollcall votes No. 685 through 687 due to a death in my family. Had I been present, I would have voted 'Nay' on the motion to fix the convening time, 'Yea' on H.R. 4375, STEM Research and Education Effectiveness and Transparency Act, and 'Yes' on H.R. 3979, Keep Americas Refuges Operational Act.",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
        "parsed": true,
        "vote_api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/685.json"
    }, {
        "member_id": "M001143",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/M001143.json",
        "name": "Betty McCollum",
        "state": "MN",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 685,
        "party": "D",
        "date": "2017-12-19",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/12/19/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E1727-1?",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, on December 18, 2017, I was in my district conducting official business and missed votes. Had I been present, I would have voted in support of H.R. 4375, STEM Research and Education Effectiveness and Transparency Act, and H.R. 3979, Keep America's Refuges Operational Act. Had I been present, I would have voted in opposition to the Republican motion to fix the convening times.",
        "category": "Official business",
        "parsed": true,
        "vote_api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/685.json"
    }, {
        "member_id": "L000557",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/L000557.json",
        "name": "John B. Larson",
        "state": "CT",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 685,
        "party": "D",
        "date": "2017-12-19",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/12/19/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E1728-5?",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, on Monday, December 18, 2017, I was unfortunately not present for roll call votes 685 through 687. If I had been present for these votes, I would have voted: Nay on roll call vote 685 on the motion to fix the convening time; Yea on roll call vote 686 on passage of the STEM Research and Education Effectiveness and Transparency Act (H.R. 4375); and Yea on roll call vote 687 on passage of the Keep America's Refuges Operation Act (H.R. 3979)",
        "category": "Ambiguous or no reason",
        "parsed": true,
        "vote_api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/685.json"
    }, {
        "member_id": "B001296",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B001296.json",
        "name": "Brendan Boyle",
        "state": "PA",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 685,
        "party": "D",
        "date": "2017-12-19",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/12/19/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E1728-6?",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, on December 18, 2017, I missed rollcall vote No. 685, No. 686, and No. 687 on the floor of the House of Representatives. Had I been present, I would have voted Nay, Yea, and Yea, respectively.",
        "category": "Ambiguous or no reason",
        "parsed": true,
        "vote_api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/685.json"
    }, {
        "member_id": "S001191",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/S001191.json",
        "name": "Kyrsten Sinema",
        "state": "AZ",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 685,
        "party": "D",
        "date": "2017-12-19",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/12/19/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E1726-2?",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, I was unavoidably detained yesterday. Had I been present, I would have voted NAY on Roll Call No. 685, YEA on Roll Call No. 686, and YEA on Roll Call No. 687.",
        "category": "Ambiguous or no reason",
        "parsed": true,
        "vote_api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/685.json"
    }, {
        "member_id": "G000581",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/G000581.json",
        "name": "Vicente Gonzalez",
        "state": "TX",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 685,
        "party": "D",
        "date": "2017-12-19",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/12/19/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E1726-4?",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, I was unable to cast my vote for Roll Call votes 685, 686, and 687 on December 18, 2017. Had I been present, my votes would have been the following: Nay on 685 and Aye on Roll Call votes 686, and 687.",
        "category": "Ambiguous or no reason",
        "parsed": true,
        "vote_api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/685.json"
    }, {
        "member_id": "S001156",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/S001156.json",
        "name": "Linda T. Sánchez",
        "state": "CA",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 685,
        "party": "D",
        "date": "2017-12-19",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/12/19/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E1726-6?",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, yesterday December 18, 2017, on Roll Call Number 685 through 687, The Motion to Fix the Convening Time, H.R. 4375, STEM Research and Education Effectiveness and Transparency Act and H.R. 3979, Keep America's Refuges Operational Act, I was unavoidably detained and missed the vote. Had I been present, I would have voted: Motion to Fix the Convening Time: No; H.R. 4375: Yes; H.R. 3979: Yes.",
        "category": "Ambiguous or no reason",
        "parsed": true,
        "vote_api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/685.json"
    }, {
        "member_id": "N000127",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/N000127.json",
        "name": "Rick Nolan",
        "state": "MN",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 685,
        "party": "D",
        "date": "2017-12-19",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/12/19/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E1725-5?",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, I was unavoidably detained for voting on Monday, December 18. Had I been present and voting, I would have voted: Nay on Roll Call No. 685 (On Motion to Fix the Convening Time); Aye on Roll Call No. 686 (On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass H.R. 4375, STEM Research and Education Effectiveness and Transparency Act, as amended); and Aye on Roll Call Vote No. 687 (Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass H.R. 3979, Keep America's Refuges Operational Act).",
        "category": "Ambiguous or no reason",
        "parsed": true,
        "vote_api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/685.json"
    }, {
        "member_id": "L000581",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/L000581.json",
        "name": "Brenda Lawrence",
        "state": "MI",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 685,
        "party": "D",
        "date": "2017-12-19",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/12/19/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E1726-1?",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, unfortunately, on December 18, 2017, I was not able to cast my votes during the vote series due to a prior obligation in my District. Had I been in attendance, I would have voted: NO on the Motion to Fix the Convening Time; YES on H.R. 4375-- STEM Research and Education Effectiveness and Transparency Act, as amended (Rep. Comstock--Science, Space, and Technology); and YES on H.R. 3979--Keep America's Refuges Operational Act, as amended (Rep. Jeffries--Natural Resources).",
        "category": "Attending to prior commitment",
        "parsed": true,
        "vote_api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/685.json"
    }, {
        "member_id": "G000553",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/G000553.json",
        "name": "Al Green",
        "state": "TX",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 685,
        "party": "D",
        "date": "2017-12-19",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/12/19/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E1725-2?",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, on Monday, December 18, 2017 I missed the following votes. Had I been present, I would have voted 'NO' on Motion to Fix the Convening Times, and 'YES' on H.R. 4375, STEM Research and Education Effectiveness and Transparency Act.",
        "category": "Ambiguous or no reason",
        "parsed": true,
        "vote_api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/685.json"
    }, {
        "member_id": "S001176",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/S001176.json",
        "name": "Steve Scalise",
        "state": "LA",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 687,
        "party": "R",
        "date": "2017-12-19",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/12/19/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E1725-3?",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, I was unavoidably detained. Had I been present, I would have voted YEA on Roll Call No. 687.",
        "category": "Ambiguous or no reason",
        "parsed": true,
        "vote_api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/687.json"
    }, {
        "member_id": "H001067",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/H001067.json",
        "name": "Richard Hudson",
        "state": "NC",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 686,
        "party": "R",
        "date": "2017-12-19",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/12/19/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E1723-5?",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, I was unavoidably detained and missed a vote. Had I been present, I would have voted YEA on Roll Call No. 686 and YEA on Roll Call No. 687",
        "category": "Ambiguous or no reason",
        "parsed": true,
        "vote_api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/686.json"
    }, {
        "member_id": "K000388",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/K000388.json",
        "name": "Trent Kelly",
        "state": "MS",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 685,
        "party": "R",
        "date": "2017-12-19",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/12/19/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E1723-6?",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, on December 18, I was not recorded on two Roll Call votes due to travel delays beyond my control. Had I been present, I would have voted YEA on Roll Call No. 685 and YEA on Roll Call No. 686",
        "category": "Travel difficulties",
        "parsed": true,
        "vote_api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/685.json"
    }, {
        "member_id": "S001185",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/S001185.json",
        "name": "Terri Sewell",
        "state": "AL",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 685,
        "party": "D",
        "date": "2017-12-18",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/12/18/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E1722-1?",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, during Roll Call votes held on December 18, 2017, I was inescapably detained handling important matters related to my District and the State of Alabama. Had I been present, I would have voted No on Roll Call No. 685, the Motion to Fix the Convening Times and YEA on Roll Call Nos. 686 and 687, which are as follows: H.R. 4375, and STEM Research and Education Effectiveness and Transparency Act, and H.R. 3979, Keep America's Refuges Operation Act.",
        "category": "Ambiguous or no reason",
        "parsed": true,
        "vote_api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/685.json"
    }, {
        "member_id": "B000574",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/B000574.json",
        "name": "Earl Blumenauer",
        "state": "OR",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 681,
        "party": "D",
        "date": "2017-12-14",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/12/14/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E1708-3?",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, had I been present for the vote today on the Democratic Motion to Recommit H.R. 2396 (Roll Call No. 681), I would have voted aye. The motion would require financial institutions found to have engaged in deceptive or fraudulent practices to continue to annually report their policies and practices regarding the disclosure of nonpublic, personal information. Additionally, had I been present for the vote on H.R. 2396 (Roll Call No. 682), I would have voted no. This bill would ease the annual privacy notice requirements for financial institutions that share consumers' non-public personal information with nonaffiliated third party companies, weakening important consumer protections. I'm deeply frustrated that the House has, yet again, decided to take up a measure intended to violate U.S. obligations under the Iran nuclear agreement. Though the nuclear agreement explicitly commits the United States to resuming the licensing of new commercial aircraft sales to Iran for civilian use, H.R. 4324 would impose additional certification requirements on the Treasury Department in order to carry out these current obligations. Given Trump's clear disdain for having to take affirmative action to keep the agreement intact, this attempt by Congressional Republicans to force his administration to act further on the sale of commercial aircraft is shameful. Thus, had I been present for the vote on the Motion to Recommit H.R. 4324 (Roll Call No. 683), I would have voted aye. Had I been present for the vote on final passage of H.R. 4324 (Roll Call No. 684), I would have voted no.",
        "category": "Ambiguous or no reason",
        "parsed": true,
        "vote_api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/681.json"
    }, {
        "member_id": "S000051",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/S000051.json",
        "name": "Mark Sanford",
        "state": "SC",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 672,
        "party": "R",
        "date": "2017-12-13",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/12/13/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E1696-1?",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, I was unavoidably detained. Had I been present, I would have voted YEA on Roll Call No. 672 and YEA on Roll Call No. 673.",
        "category": "Ambiguous or no reason",
        "parsed": true,
        "vote_api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/672.json"
    }, {
        "member_id": "G000535",
        "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/G000535.json",
        "name": "Luis V. Gutiérrez",
        "state": "IL",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 674,
        "party": "D",
        "date": "2017-12-13",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/12/13/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E1692-3?",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, I was unavoidably absent in the House chamber for Roll Call votes 674 and 675 on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Had I been present, I would have voted Yea on Roll Call vote 674 and Nay on 675.",
        "category": "Ambiguous or no reason",
        "parsed": true,
        "vote_api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/674.json"
    }]
}

Get Recent Personal Explanation Votes by Category

Lawmakers, mostly in the House but also in the Senate, can make personal explanations for missed or mistaken votes in the Congressional Record. Unlike the “Recent Personal Explanations” response, this response contains explanations parsed to individual votes and have an additional category attribute describing the general reason for the absence or incorrect vote. To get lists of recent personal explanation votes filtered by a category, use the following URI structure. This request returns the 20 most recent results in the specified Congress and category, and supports paginated requests using an offset query string parameter based on multiples of 20.

Here is the list of categories and request parameters:

Parameter Description
voted-incorrectly Voted yes or no by mistake
official-business Away on official congressional business
ambiguous No reason given
travel-difficulties Travel delays and issues
personal Personal or family reason
claims-voted Vote made but not recorded
medical Medical issue for lawmaker (not family)
weather Inclement weather
memorial Attending memorial service
misunderstanding Not informed of vote
leave-of-absence Granted leave of absence
prior-commitment Attending to prior commitment
election-related Participating in an election
military-service Military service
other Other

HTTP Request

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/{congress}/explanations/votes/{category}.json

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
congress 110-115
category see parameter list above

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/explanations/votes/voted-incorrectly.json"
  -H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

The above command returns JSON structured like this:


Get Recent Personal Explanations by a Specific Member

Lawmakers, mostly in the House but also in the Senate, can make personal explanations for missed or mistaken votes in the Congressional Record. To get recent personal explanations by a specific member, use the following URI structure. This request returns the 20 most recent results in the specified Congress, and supports paginated requests using multiples of 20.

HTTP Request

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/{member_id}/explanations/{congress}.json

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
member-id The ID of the member to retrieve; it is assigned by the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress or can be retrieved from a member list request.
congress 110-115

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/S001193/explanations/115.json"
  -H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

{
    "status": "OK",
    "copyright": "Copyright (c) 2017 Pro Publica Inc. All Rights Reserved.",
    "num_results": 3,
    "offset": 0,
    "member_id": "S001193",
    "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/S001193.json",
    "name": "Eric Swalwell",
    "congress": 115,
    "results": [{
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES."
    }, {
        "date": "2017-03-09",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/03/09/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E303-4",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, regarding the question considered yesterday, Wednesday, March 8, on passage of H.R. 1301, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017, Roll Call Number 136, I am recorded as voting Yes. I intended to vote No."
    }, {
        "date": "2017-01-11",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/01/11/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E49-7",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, regarding the question considered Tuesday 10, 2017, on passage of H.R. 79, the Helping Angels Lead Our Startups Act or HALOs Act (Roll Call Number 31), I am recorded as voting 'no.' I intended to vote 'yes.'"
    }]
}

Get Recent Personal Explanation Votes by a Specific Member

Lawmakers, mostly in the House but also in the Senate, can make personal explanations for missed or mistaken votes in the Congressional Record. To get recent personal explanations by a specific member that are parsed to individual votes and have an additional category attribute describing the general reason for the absence or incorrect vote, use the following URI structure. This request returns the 20 most recent results in the specified Congress for the specified member, and supports paginated requests using multiples of 20.

HTTP Request

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/{member_id}/explanations/{congress}/votes.json

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
member-id The ID of the member to retrieve; it is assigned by the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress or can be retrieved from a member list request.
congress 110-115

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/S001193/explanations/115/votes.json"
  -H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

{
    "status": "OK",
    "copyright": "Copyright (c) 2017 Pro Publica Inc. All Rights Reserved.",
    "num_results": 24,
    "offset": 0,
    "category": null,
    "member_id": "S001193",
    "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/S001193.json",
    "display_name": "Eric Swalwell",
    "congress": 115,
    "results": [{
        "date": "2017-10-26",
        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/10/26/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E1439-4",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, I missed Roll Call Number 581, on October 24, regarding the question of passage of H.R. 3898, the Otto Warmbier North Korea Nuclear Sanctions Act. Had I voted, I would have voted 'yes.'",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 581,
        "position": "Yes",
        "category": "Ambiguous or no reason",
        "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/581.json",
        "parsed": true
    }, {
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 285,
        "position": "Yes",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
        "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/285.json",
        "parsed": true
    }, {
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 284,
        "position": "Yes",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
        "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/284.json",
        "parsed": true
    }, {
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 283,
        "position": "No",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
        "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/283.json",
        "parsed": true
    }, {
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 282,
        "position": "No",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
        "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/282.json",
        "parsed": true
    }, {
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 281,
        "position": "Yes",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
        "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/281.json",
        "parsed": true
    }, {
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 280,
        "position": "Yes",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
        "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/280.json",
        "parsed": true
    }, {
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 279,
        "position": "Yes",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
        "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/279.json",
        "parsed": true
    }, {
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 278,
        "position": "Yes",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
        "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/278.json",
        "parsed": true
    }, {
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 277,
        "position": "Yes",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
        "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/277.json",
        "parsed": true
    }, {
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 276,
        "position": "No",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
        "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/276.json",
        "parsed": true
    }, {
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 275,
        "position": "No",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
        "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/275.json",
        "parsed": true
    }, {
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 274,
        "position": "No",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
        "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/274.json",
        "parsed": true
    }, {
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 273,
        "position": "Yes",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
        "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/273.json",
        "parsed": true
    }, {
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 270,
        "position": "Yes",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
        "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/270.json",
        "parsed": true
    }, {
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 269,
        "position": "Yes",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
        "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/269.json",
        "parsed": true
    }, {
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 268,
        "position": "No",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
        "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/268.json",
        "parsed": true
    }, {
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 267,
        "position": "Yes",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
        "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/267.json",
        "parsed": true
    }, {
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 266,
        "position": "Yes",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
        "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/266.json",
        "parsed": true
    }, {
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 265,
        "position": "Yes",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
        "vote_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/115/house/sessions/1/votes/265.json",
        "parsed": true
    }]
}

Get Recent Personal Explanation Votes by a Specific Member by Category

Lawmakers, mostly in the House but also in the Senate, can make personal explanations for missed or mistaken votes in the Congressional Record. To get recent personal explanations by a specific member that are parsed to individual votes and filtered by category, use the following URI structure. This request returns the 20 most recent results in the specified Congress for the specified member, and supports paginated requests using multiples of 20.

Here is the list of categories and request parameters:

Parameter Description
voted-incorrectly Voted yes or no by mistake
official-business Away on official congressional business
ambiguous No reason given
travel-difficulties Travel delays and issues
personal Personal or family reason
claims-voted Vote made but not recorded
medical Medical issue for lawmaker (not family)
weather Inclement weather
memorial Attending memorial service
misunderstanding Not informed of vote
leave-of-absence Granted leave of absence
prior-commitment Attending to prior commitment
election-related Participating in an election
military-service Military service
other Other

HTTP Request

GET https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/{member_id}/explanations/{congress}/votes/{category}.json

URL Parameters

Parameter Description
member-id The ID of the member to retrieve; it is assigned by the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress or can be retrieved from a member list request.
congress 110-115
category see parameter list above

Example Call

curl "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/S001193/explanations/115/votes/personal.json"
  -H "X-API-Key: PROPUBLICA_API_KEY"

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

{
    "status": "OK",
    "copyright": "Copyright (c) 2017 Pro Publica Inc. All Rights Reserved.",
    "num_results": 21,
    "offset": 0,
    "category": "Personal or family matter",
    "member_id": "S001193",
    "api_uri": "https://api.propublica.org/congress/v1/members/S001193.json",
    "display_name": "Eric Swalwell",
    "congress": 115,
    "results": [{
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 285,
        "position": "Yes",
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        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 284,
        "position": "Yes",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
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        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 283,
        "position": "No",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
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        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 282,
        "position": "No",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
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    }, {
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 281,
        "position": "Yes",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
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    }, {
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 280,
        "position": "Yes",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
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    }, {
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 279,
        "position": "Yes",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
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        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 278,
        "position": "Yes",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
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    }, {
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 277,
        "position": "Yes",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
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    }, {
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 276,
        "position": "No",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
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    }, {
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 275,
        "position": "No",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
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        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 274,
        "position": "No",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
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        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 273,
        "position": "Yes",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
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        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 270,
        "position": "Yes",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
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    }, {
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 269,
        "position": "Yes",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
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    }, {
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 268,
        "position": "No",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
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        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 267,
        "position": "Yes",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
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    }, {
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 266,
        "position": "Yes",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
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    }, {
        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 265,
        "position": "Yes",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
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        "date": "2017-06-07",
        "chamber": "House",
        "url": "https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/06/07/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/E782-2",
        "text": "Mr. Speaker, due to the birth of my first child I was unable to be present for votes taken May 18 through 19, 22, and 24 through 25, as well as for some votes on May 23. Had I been present, I would have voted as follows: Roll Call Vote Number 263 (Previous Question on H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 264 (Passage of H. Res. 324): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 265 (Passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 266 (Passage of H.R. 1892, the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 267 (Passage of H.AMDT. 117 to H.R. 1039 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 268 (Passage of H.R. 1039, the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 269 (Passage of H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 270 (Passage of H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children's Safety Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 273 (Passage of H.R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 274 (Motion to Table): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 275 (Previous Question on H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 276 (Passage of H. Res. 352): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 277 (Passage of H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 278 (Passage of H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 279 (Passage of H. AMDT. 118 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Elizabeth Esty): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 280 (Passage of H. AMDT. 119 to H.R. 953 offered by Rep. Jared Huffman): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 281 (Motion to Recommit on H.R. 953): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 282 (Passage of H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 283 (Passage of H. AMDT 124 to H.R. 1761 offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee): NO. Roll Call Vote Number 284 (Passage of H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017): YES. Roll Call Vote Number 285 (H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017): YES.",
        "year": 2017,
        "roll_call": 264,
        "position": "No",
        "category": "Personal or family matter",
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