Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015

Rep. Sam Farr

D-Calif., 20th District. Member since 1993. Website | Facebook

2.4%
votes missed
169 out of 6,906
2.4%
misses explained
4 out of 169
1
mistake

Sam Farr ranks 315th 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.
4
Attending memorial services
1
Voted incorrectly

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.
1
Floor Votes
4
Suspension of the Rules
0
Amendments

All Vote Explanations

Date Vote Roll Call Title Reason
May 19, 2010 Yes House vote 279 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree, H RES 1362 Attending memorial services
May 19, 2010 Yes House vote 278 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree, as Amended, H RES 1325 Attending memorial services
May 19, 2010 Yes House vote 277 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, H R 5325 Attending memorial services
May 19, 2010 Yes House vote 276 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, H R 1514 Attending memorial services
June 19, 2008 No House vote 431 Agree to Senate Amendment to House Amendment No. 1, H R 2642 Voted incorrectly