Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015

Rep. Jim McDermott

D-Wash., 7th District. Member since 1989. Website | Facebook

2.6%
votes missed
180 out of 6,906
18.3%
misses explained
33 out of 180
1
mistake

Jim McDermott ranks 198th 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.
16
Attending memorial services
12
Ambiguous or no reason
5
Travel difficulties

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.
15
Floor Votes
15
Suspension of the Rules
4
Amendments

Close Votes Missed

  • Not Voting
  • Voted “present”

H R 547, 2007 (vote 91)

50%
yes no
200
207

Advanced Fuels Infrastructure Research and Development Act

All Vote Explanations

Date Vote Roll Call Title Reason
June 11, 2009 Yea House vote 317 On Agreeing to the Resolution, H RES 522 Voted incorrectly
March 6, 2009 Aye House vote 109 On Passage, H J RES 38 Ambiguous or no reason
March 6, 2009 No House vote 108 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions, H J RES 38 Ambiguous or no reason
June 26, 2008 Yea House vote 463 On Agreeing to the Resolution, H RES 1304 Ambiguous or no reason
June 26, 2008 Yea House vote 462 On Ordering the Previous Question, H RES 1304 Ambiguous or no reason
June 11, 2008 Yes House vote 390 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree, H RES 127 Ambiguous or no reason
June 11, 2008 Yes House vote 389 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree, H RES 1243 Ambiguous or no reason
June 11, 2008 Yes House vote 388 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree, H RES 1225 Ambiguous or no reason
April 9, 2008 Aye House vote 163 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended, S 793 Ambiguous or no reason
April 9, 2008 Aye House vote 162 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended, H R 2464 Ambiguous or no reason

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

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