Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015

Rep. Keith Ellison

D-Minn., 5th District. Member since 2007. Website | Facebook

5.9%
votes missed
408 out of 6,906
49.3%
misses explained
201 out of 408
6
mistakes

Keith Ellison ranks 136th 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.
71
Medical matter
63
Ambiguous or no reason
26
Personal or family matter

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.
83
Floor Votes
44
Suspension of the Rules
77
Amendments

Close Votes Missed

  • Not Voting
  • Voted “present”

All Vote Explanations

Date Vote Roll Call Title Reason
April 22, 2015 Yea House vote 153 On Motion to Instruct Conferees, S CON RES 11 Ambiguous or no reason
April 22, 2015 Nay House vote 152 On Passage, H R 685 Ambiguous or no reason
April 22, 2015 Nay House vote 151 On Passage, H R 650 Ambiguous or no reason
April 22, 2015 Yea House vote 150 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions, H R 650 Ambiguous or no reason
April 22, 2015 Nay House vote 149 On Agreeing to the Resolution, H RES 189 Ambiguous or no reason
April 22, 2015 Nay House vote 148 On Ordering the Previous Question, H RES 189 Ambiguous or no reason
April 22, 2015 Yea House vote 147 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, H R 1480 Ambiguous or no reason
April 22, 2015 Nay House vote 146 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, H R 1265 Ambiguous or no reason
April 22, 2015 Nay House vote 145 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, H R 1259 Ambiguous or no reason
July 16, 2014 Yes House vote 411 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 5016 Voted incorrectly

Other Representatives from Minnesota:

Name Missed
Keith Ellison (D) 5.9%
Betty McCollum (D) 3.0%
Richard M. Nolan (D) 2.1%
Collin C. Peterson (D) 1.8%
Timothy J. Walz (D) 1.1%
Erik Paulsen (R) 1.0%
John Kline (R) 0.7%
Tom Emmer (R) 0.2%

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

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