Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015

Rep. Alma S. Adams

D-N.C., 12th District. Member since 2014. Website | Facebook

11.6%
votes missed
73 out of 629
56.2%
misses explained
41 out of 73
0
mistakes

Alma S. Adams ranks 14th in votes missed of the 434 voting lawmakers in the current Congress, which began this year.

Most Common Explanation Types

ProPublica categorized the many reasons members gave for missing votes. Of these explanations —which are not mandatory— half of all explanations are unclear, simply restating the absence. Also commonly cited are personal and family obligations, and ill health.
22
Attending memorial services
17
Personal or family matter
2
Ambiguous or no reason

Types of Votes Explained

We classified votes into three categories: On amendments to bills, which are numerous and can be voted on very quickly; on bills considered “under suspension of the rules,” which are usually uncontroversial and require two-thirds support for passage, and on “floor votes,” which include votes “on passage” and require a simple majority for approval.
6
Floor Votes
0
Suspension of the Rules
35
Amendments

Close Votes Missed

  • Not Voting
  • Voted “present”

H R 2577, 2015 (vote 329)

50%
yes no
216
210

Making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes

All Vote Explanations

Date Vote Roll Call Title Reason
June 9, 2015 Yes House vote 308 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions, H R 4457 Personal or family matter
June 9, 2015 No House vote 307 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 4800 Personal or family matter
June 9, 2015 Yes House vote 306 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 4800 Personal or family matter
June 9, 2015 Yes House vote 305 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 4800 Personal or family matter
June 9, 2015 No House vote 304 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 4800 Personal or family matter
June 9, 2015 No House vote 303 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 4800 Personal or family matter
June 9, 2015 No House vote 302 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 4800 Personal or family matter
June 9, 2015 Yes House vote 301 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 4800 Personal or family matter
June 9, 2015 House vote 300 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 4800 Personal or family matter
June 9, 2015 No House vote 299 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 2577 Personal or family matter

This database was compiled partly by hand. Are we missing a Personal Explanation?

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