Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015

Rep. Barbara Lee

D-Calif., 13th District. Member since 1998. Website | Facebook

4.6%
votes missed
318 out of 6,906
81.4%
misses explained
259 out of 318
3
mistakes

Barbara Lee ranks 7th 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
Ambiguous or no reason
76
Personal or family matter
25
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.
104
Floor Votes
124
Suspension of the Rules
35
Amendments

All Vote Explanations

Date Vote Roll Call Title Reason
Oct. 7, 2015 Yes House vote 520 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, H R 2786 Ambiguous or no reason
Oct. 7, 2015 Yes House vote 519 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended, H R 2835 Ambiguous or no reason
July 29, 2015 No House vote 482 On Passage, H R 427 Official business
July 29, 2015 Yes House vote 481 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions, H R 427 Official business
July 29, 2015 Yes House vote 480 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 427 Official business
July 29, 2015 Yes House vote 479 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 427 Official business
July 29, 2015 Yes House vote 478 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 427 Official business
July 29, 2015 Yes House vote 477 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 427 Official business
July 29, 2015 Yes House vote 476 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 427 Official business
July 29, 2015 Yes House vote 475 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 427 Official business