Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015
17 out of 581
6 out of 17
Evan H. Jenkins ranks 136th 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.
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.
Suspension of the Rules
All Vote Explanations
|Oct. 7, 2015||Yea||House vote 535||On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended, H R 1839||Official business|
|Oct. 7, 2015||Yea||House vote 534||On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, H R 1553||Official business|
|Sept. 29, 2015||Aye||House vote 518||On Passage, H R 348||Official business|
|Feb. 5, 2015||No||House vote 53||On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, H R 623||Inclement weather|
|Feb. 5, 2015||No||House vote 52||On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, H R 615||Inclement weather|
|Feb. 5, 2015||No||House vote 51||On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, H R 361||Inclement weather|