Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015

Rep. Peter A. DeFazio

D-Ore., 4th District. Member since 1987. Website | Facebook

3.3%
votes missed
230 out of 6,902
11.7%
misses explained
27 out of 230
0
mistakes

Peter A. DeFazio ranks 41st 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
Medical matter
4
Ambiguous or no reason
1
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.
4
Floor Votes
4
Suspension of the Rules
19
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

H R 547, 2007 (vote 91)

50%
yes no
200
207

Advanced Fuels Infrastructure Research and Development Act

All Vote Explanations

Date Vote Roll Call Title Reason
Sept. 9, 2015 Aye House vote 490 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, S 1359 Medical matter
June 10, 2015 Nay House vote 329 On Passage, H R 2577 Medical matter
June 10, 2015 Aye House vote 328 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions, H R 2577 Medical matter
June 10, 2015 Nay House vote 327 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 2577 Medical matter
June 10, 2015 Aye House vote 326 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 2577 Medical matter
June 10, 2015 Nay House vote 325 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 2577 Medical matter
June 10, 2015 Aye House vote 324 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 2577 Medical matter
June 10, 2015 Nay House vote 323 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 2577 Medical matter
June 10, 2015 Nay House vote 322 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 2577 Medical matter
June 10, 2015 Nay House vote 321 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 2577 Medical matter

Other Representatives from Oregon:

Name Missed
Kurt Schrader (D) 4.0%
Earl Blumenauer (D) 4.0%
Peter A. DeFazio (D) 3.3%
Greg Walden (R) 1.6%
Suzanne Bonamici (D) 0.2%

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

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