Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015

Rep. Vern Buchanan

R-Fla., 16th District. Member since 2007. Website | Facebook

2.6%
votes missed
181 out of 6,906
3.9%
misses explained
7 out of 181
2
mistakes

Vern Buchanan ranks 72nd 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.
7
Personal or family matter
2
Voted incorrectly

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.
2
Floor Votes
0
Suspension of the Rules
7
Amendments

Close Votes Missed

  • Not Voting
  • Voted “present”

All Vote Explanations

Date Vote Roll Call Title Reason
June 1, 2012 Nay House vote 302 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 5854 Voted incorrectly
Sept. 15, 2011 Aye House vote 706 On Passage, H J RES 77 Voted incorrectly
June 20, 2007 Aye House vote 498 On Passage, H R 2642 Personal or family matter
June 20, 2007 Aye House vote 497 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 2642 Personal or family matter
June 20, 2007 Aye House vote 496 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 2642 Personal or family matter
June 20, 2007 Aye House vote 495 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 2642 Personal or family matter
June 20, 2007 Aye House vote 494 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 2642 Personal or family matter
June 20, 2007 Nay House vote 493 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 2642 Personal or family matter
June 20, 2007 Aye House vote 492 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 2642 Personal or family matter