Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015

Rep. Dave Brat

R-Va., 7th District. Member since 2014. Website | Facebook

votes missed
9 out of 629
misses explained
1 out of 9

Dave Brat ranks 235th 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.
Vote not recorded

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.
Floor Votes
Suspension of the Rules

All Vote Explanations

Date Vote Roll Call Title Reason
Jan. 27, 2015 Yea House vote 41 On Passage, H R 161 Vote not recorded

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