Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015

Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez

D-Ill., 4th District. Member since 1993. Website | Facebook

15.1%
votes missed
1,044 out of 6,902
41.7%
misses explained
435 out of 1,044
1
mistake

Luis V. Gutiérrez ranks 6th 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.
335
Ambiguous or no reason
68
Personal or family matter
32
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.
118
Floor Votes
217
Suspension of the Rules
101
Amendments

Close Votes Missed

  • Not Voting
  • Voted “present”

H RES 1065, 2010 (vote 46)

50%
yes no
217
212

Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 45) increasing the statutory limit on the public debt

H CON RES 316, 2008 (vote 132)

50%
yes no
211
204

Providing for an adjournment or recess of the two Houses

H R 5818, 2008 (vote 298)

50%
yes no
210
216

Neighborhood Stabilization Act of 2008

H R 2764, 2007 (vote 1172)

50%
yes no
206
201

Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations for FY 2008

H R 4348, 2012 (vote 415)

50%
yes no
201
194

To provide an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other programs funded out of the Highway Trust Fund pending enactment of a multiyear law reauthorizing such programs, and for other purposes

All Vote Explanations

Date Vote Roll Call Title Reason
July 10, 2015 Yea House vote 433 On Passage, H R 6 Official business
July 10, 2015 Yea House vote 432 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 6 Official business
July 10, 2015 Nay House vote 431 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 6 Official business
June 8, 2015 Yea House vote 308 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 2577 Ambiguous or no reason
June 8, 2015 Nay House vote 307 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 2577 Ambiguous or no reason
June 8, 2015 Yea House vote 301 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 2577 Ambiguous or no reason
June 2, 2015 Nay House vote 267 On Passage, H R 1335 Ambiguous or no reason
June 2, 2015 Yea House vote 266 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions, H R 1335 Ambiguous or no reason
June 2, 2015 Yea House vote 265 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 1335 Ambiguous or no reason
June 2, 2015 Yea House vote 264 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 1335 Ambiguous or no reason

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

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