Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015

Rep. John Garamendi

D-Calif., 3rd District. Member since 2009. Website | Facebook

4.6%
votes missed
194 out of 4,175
4.1%
misses explained
8 out of 194
0
mistakes

John Garamendi ranks 67th 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.
7
Ambiguous or no reason
1
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.
3
Floor Votes
3
Suspension of the Rules
2
Amendments

All Vote Explanations

Date Vote Roll Call Title Reason
Jan. 13, 2014 No House vote 10 On Passage, H R 2279 Ambiguous or no reason
Jan. 13, 2014 Yes House vote 9 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions, H R 2279 Ambiguous or no reason
Jan. 13, 2014 Yes House vote 8 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 2279 Ambiguous or no reason
Jan. 13, 2014 Yes House vote 7 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 2279 Ambiguous or no reason
July 26, 2012 Yea House vote 513 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended, H R 459 Ambiguous or no reason
July 26, 2012 Yea House vote 512 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, H R 6168 Ambiguous or no reason
July 26, 2012 Nay House vote 511 On Passage, H R 6082 Ambiguous or no reason
May 20, 2010 Yes House vote 277 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, H R 5325 Personal or family matter