Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015

Rep. Billy Long

R-Mo., 7th District. Member since 2011. Website | Facebook

3.1%
votes missed
104 out of 3,379
84.6%
misses explained
88 out of 104
1
mistake

Billy Long ranks 26th 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.
47
Official business
36
Personal or family matter
5
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.
34
Floor Votes
7
Suspension of the Rules
48
Amendments

Close Votes Missed

  • Not Voting
  • Voted “present”

All Vote Explanations

Date Vote Roll Call Title Reason
July 31, 2015 Yes House vote 447 On Passage, H R 2898 Ambiguous or no reason
July 31, 2015 No House vote 446 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions, H R 2898 Ambiguous or no reason
July 31, 2015 No House vote 445 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 2898 Ambiguous or no reason
July 31, 2015 Yes House vote 444 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 2898 Ambiguous or no reason
July 31, 2015 No House vote 443 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 2898 Ambiguous or no reason
May 18, 2015 Yes House vote 239 On Passage, H R 1735 Personal or family matter
May 18, 2015 No House vote 238 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions, H R 1735 Personal or family matter
May 18, 2015 No House vote 237 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 1735 Personal or family matter
May 18, 2015 Yes House vote 236 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 1735 Personal or family matter
May 18, 2015 Yes House vote 235 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 1735 Personal or family matter

Other Representatives from Missouri:

Name Missed
Sam Graves (R) 6.1%
Emanuel Cleaver (D) 5.5%
Wm. Lacy Clay (D) 5.0%
Ann Wagner (R) 4.7%
Billy Long (R) 3.1%
Vicky Hartzler (R) 2.9%
Jason Smith (R) 1.1%
Blaine Luetkemeyer (R) 0.8%

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

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