Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015

Rep. Rubén Hinojosa

D-Tex., 15th District. Member since 1997. Website | Facebook

12.7%
votes missed
874 out of 6,906
14.6%
misses explained
128 out of 874
1
mistake

Rubén Hinojosa ranks 1st 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.
58
Ambiguous or no reason
55
Personal or family matter
15
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.
46
Floor Votes
12
Suspension of the Rules
71
Amendments

Close Votes Missed

  • Not Voting
  • Voted “present”

H RES 976, 2008 (vote 50)

50%
yes no
206
199

Providing for consideration of H.R. 5349, to extend the Protect America Act of 2007 for 21 days

H RES 956, 2008 (vote 32)

50%
yes no
204
196

Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4137) to amend and extend the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes

H R 547, 2007 (vote 91)

50%
yes no
200
207

Advanced Fuels Infrastructure Research and Development Act

H R 2499, 2010 (vote 241)

50%
yes no
194
198

Puerto Rico Democracy Act

H R 1337, 2007 (vote 616)

50%
yes no
208
211

To provide for a feasibility study of alternatives to augment the water supplies of the Central Oklahoma Master Conservancy District and cities served by the District

All Vote Explanations

Date Vote Roll Call Title Reason
Oct. 20, 2015 Nay House vote 544 On Passage, H R 538 Ambiguous or no reason
Oct. 20, 2015 Yea House vote 543 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions, H R 538 Ambiguous or no reason
Oct. 20, 2015 Yea House vote 540 On Passage, H R 3192 Ambiguous or no reason
Oct. 20, 2015 Yea House vote 539 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions, H R 3192 Ambiguous or no reason
Oct. 20, 2015 Nay House vote 538 On Agreeing to the Resolution, As Amended, H RES 461 Ambiguous or no reason
Oct. 20, 2015 Nay House vote 537 On Agreeing to the Resolution, H RES 462 Ambiguous or no reason
Oct. 20, 2015 Nay House vote 536 Table Appeal of the Ruling of the Chair, MOTION Ambiguous or no reason
June 12, 2014 Aye House vote 277 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 4745 Voted incorrectly
Feb. 28, 2011 Nay House vote 147 On Passage, H R 1 Personal or family matter
Feb. 28, 2011 Aye House vote 146 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions, H R 1 Personal or family matter