Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015

This database was last updated in November 2015 and should only be used as a historical snapshot.

Rep. Virginia Foxx

R-N.C., 5th District. Member since 2005. Website | Facebook

votes missed
12 out of 6,906
misses explained
1 out of 12

Virginia Foxx ranks 100th 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.
Voted incorrectly
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.
Floor Votes
Suspension of the Rules

All Vote Explanations

Date Vote Roll Call Title Reason
July 24, 2013 Yes House vote 386 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 2397 Voted incorrectly
May 4, 2011 No House vote 283 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 1213 Ambiguous or no reason

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