Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015

Rep. John Lewis

D-Ga., 5th District. Member since 1987. Website | Facebook

8.8%
votes missed
609 out of 6,899
38.4%
misses explained
234 out of 609
0
mistakes

John Lewis ranks 23rd 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.
163
Medical matter
67
Ambiguous or no reason
4
Attending memorial services

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.
108
Floor Votes
31
Suspension of the Rules
95
Amendments

Close Votes Missed

  • Not Voting
  • Voted “present”

H R 4348, 2012 (vote 415)

50%
yes no
201
194

To provide an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other programs funded out of the Highway Trust Fund pending enactment of a multiyear law reauthorizing such programs, and for other purposes

H R 3230, 2014 (vote 450)

50%
yes no
205
207

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

H R 2642, 2013 (vote 546)

50%
yes no
195
204

Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act

All Vote Explanations

Date Vote Roll Call Title Reason
Sept. 28, 2015 No House vote 518 On Passage, H R 348 Ambiguous or no reason
Sept. 28, 2015 Yes House vote 517 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions, H R 348 Ambiguous or no reason
Sept. 28, 2015 Yes House vote 516 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 348 Ambiguous or no reason
Sept. 28, 2015 Yes House vote 515 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 348 Ambiguous or no reason
Sept. 28, 2015 No House vote 514 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 348 Ambiguous or no reason
Sept. 28, 2015 Yes House vote 513 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 348 Ambiguous or no reason
Sept. 28, 2015 Yes House vote 512 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 348 Ambiguous or no reason
Sept. 28, 2015 Yes House vote 511 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 348 Ambiguous or no reason
Sept. 28, 2015 Yes House vote 510 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 348 Ambiguous or no reason
Sept. 28, 2015 Yes House vote 509 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 348 Ambiguous or no reason

This database was compiled partly by hand. Are we missing a Personal Explanation?

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