Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee

D-Tex., 18th District. Member since 1995. Website | Facebook

7.4%
votes missed
511 out of 6,906
49.7%
misses explained
254 out of 511
4
mistakes

Sheila Jackson Lee ranks 15th 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.
139
Official business
66
Attending memorial services
43
Ambiguous or no reason

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.
69
Floor Votes
83
Suspension of the Rules
92
Amendments

Close Votes Missed

  • Not Voting
  • Voted “present”

H R 3230, 2014 (vote 450)

50%
yes no
205
207

Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014

S CON RES 70, 2008 (vote 382)

50%
yes no
214
210

The Congressional Budget Resolution

All Vote Explanations

Date Vote Roll Call Title Reason
July 29, 2015 No House vote 482 On Passage, H R 427 Official business
July 29, 2015 Aye House vote 481 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions, H R 427 Official business
July 29, 2015 Aye House vote 480 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 427 Official business
July 29, 2015 Aye House vote 479 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 427 Official business
July 29, 2015 Aye House vote 478 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 427 Official business
July 29, 2015 Aye House vote 477 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 427 Official business
July 29, 2015 Aye House vote 476 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 427 Official business
July 29, 2015 Aye House vote 475 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 427 Official business
July 29, 2015 No House vote 474 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 427 Official business
July 29, 2015 No House vote 473 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 427 Official business