Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015

Rep. Jim Costa

D-Calif., 16th District. Member since 2005. Website | Facebook

4.7%
votes missed
325 out of 6,906
5.2%
misses explained
17 out of 325
0
mistakes

Jim Costa ranks 147th 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.
13
Official business
3
Travel difficulties
1
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.
13
Floor Votes
3
Suspension of the Rules
1
Amendments

All Vote Explanations

Date Vote Roll Call Title Reason
April 2, 2014 Yes House vote 151 On Approving the Journal, JOURNAL Travel difficulties
April 2, 2014 Yes House vote 150 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, S 2183 Travel difficulties
April 2, 2014 Yes House vote 149 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Concur in the Senate Amendment, H R 4152 Travel difficulties
March 18, 2013 No House vote 75 On Passage, H R 803 Official business
March 18, 2013 Aye House vote 74 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions, H R 803 Official business
March 18, 2013 Aye House vote 73 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 803 Official business
March 18, 2013 Aye House vote 72 On Approving the Journal, JOURNAL Official business
March 18, 2013 No House vote 71 On Agreeing to the Resolution, H RES 113 Official business
March 18, 2013 No House vote 70 On Ordering the Previous Question, H RES 113 Official business
March 18, 2013 No House vote 69 On Motion to Adjourn, ADJOURN Official business