Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015

Rep. Marcy Kaptur

D-Ohio, 9th District. Member since 1983. Website | Facebook

votes missed
296 out of 6,906
misses explained
1 out of 296

Marcy Kaptur ranks 41st 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.
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.
Floor Votes
Suspension of the Rules

All Vote Explanations

Date Vote Roll Call Title Reason
June 11, 2008 Yes House vote 400 On Passage, H R 6003 Official business

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