Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015

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

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler

R-Wash., 3rd District. Member since 2011. Website | Facebook

votes missed
370 out of 3,379
misses explained
2 out of 370

Jaime Herrera Beutler ranks 51st 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.
Travel difficulties

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
Sept. 9, 2015 Yea House vote 490 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, S 1359 Travel difficulties
Nov. 18, 2014 Aye House vote 520 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, H R 5162 Travel difficulties

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