Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015
138 out of 6,906
83 out of 138
Rosa L. DeLauro ranks 172nd 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.
Ambiguous or no reason
Attending memorial services
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.
Suspension of the Rules
All Vote Explanations
|Feb. 13, 2015||No||House vote 80||On Passage, H R 644||Ambiguous or no reason|
|Feb. 13, 2015||Yes||House vote 79||On Motion to Recommit with Instructions, H R 644||Ambiguous or no reason|
|June 25, 2014||Yes||House vote 350||On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 3301||Ambiguous or no reason|
|May 19, 2014||No||House vote 205||On Agreeing to the Resolution, as Amended, H RES 576||Ambiguous or no reason|
|March 13, 2014||No||House vote 124||On Passage, H R 4138||Ambiguous or no reason|
|March 13, 2014||Yes||House vote 123||On Motion to Recommit with Instructions, H R 4138||Ambiguous or no reason|
|March 13, 2014||Yes||House vote 122||On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 4138||Ambiguous or no reason|
|March 13, 2014||Yes||House vote 121||On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 4138||Ambiguous or no reason|
|March 13, 2014||Yes||House vote 120||On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 4138||Ambiguous or no reason|
|March 6, 2014||No||House vote 98||On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended, H R 2126||Ambiguous or no reason|