Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015

Rep. John Conyers Jr.

D-Mich., 13th District. Member since 1965. Website | Facebook

7.6%
votes missed
526 out of 6,906
33.3%
misses explained
175 out of 526
12
mistakes

John Conyers Jr. ranks 33rd 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.
91
Personal or family matter
39
Ambiguous or no reason
24
Official business

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.
63
Floor Votes
114
Suspension of the Rules
10
Amendments

Close Votes Missed

  • Not Voting
  • Voted “present”

H R 2560, 2007 (vote 439)

50%
yes no
204
213

Human Cloning Prohibition Act

H R 1286, 2008 (vote 483)

50%
yes no
202
211

Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail Designation Act

All Vote Explanations

Date Vote Roll Call Title Reason
Sept. 29, 2015 Yea House vote 519 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended, H R 2835 Ambiguous or no reason
July 22, 2015 Aye House vote 449 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended, H R 2256 Ambiguous or no reason
July 22, 2015 Aye House vote 448 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, H R 1557 Ambiguous or no reason
March 18, 2015 Aye House vote 118 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended, H R 1191 Attending memorial services
March 18, 2015 Nay House vote 117 On Agreeing to the Resolution, H RES 138 Attending memorial services
March 18, 2015 Nay House vote 116 On Ordering the Previous Question, H RES 138 Attending memorial services
March 18, 2015 Aye House vote 115 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended, H R 876 Attending memorial services
March 18, 2015 Aye House vote 114 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, H R 648 Attending memorial services
March 18, 2015 Aye House vote 113 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, H R 647 Attending memorial services
Nov. 18, 2014 Aye House vote 520 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, H R 5162 Travel difficulties

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