Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015

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Rep. Louie Gohmert

R-Tex., 1st District. Member since 2005. Website | Facebook

votes missed
505 out of 6,906
misses explained
2 out of 505

Louie Gohmert ranks 217th 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.
Floor Votes
Suspension of the Rules

Close Votes Missed

  • Not Voting
  • Voted “present”

All Vote Explanations

Date Vote Roll Call Title Reason
April 14, 2011 No House vote 268 On Passage, H R 1473 Ambiguous or no reason
April 16, 2008 Aye House vote 189 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions, H R 5719 Attending memorial services