Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015

Rep. Betty McCollum

D-Minn., 4th District. Member since 2001. Website | Facebook

3.0%
votes missed
206 out of 6,906
23.8%
misses explained
49 out of 206
1
mistake

Betty McCollum ranks 172nd 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.
22
Official business
12
Personal or family matter
8
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.
4
Floor Votes
19
Suspension of the Rules
27
Amendments

All Vote Explanations

Date Vote Roll Call Title Reason
Oct. 1, 2015 No House vote 518 On Passage, H R 348 Personal or family matter
Oct. 1, 2015 Yes House vote 517 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions, H R 348 Personal or family matter
Oct. 1, 2015 Yes House vote 516 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 348 Personal or family matter
Oct. 1, 2015 Yes House vote 515 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 348 Personal or family matter
Oct. 1, 2015 No House vote 514 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 348 Personal or family matter
Oct. 1, 2015 Yes House vote 513 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 348 Personal or family matter
Oct. 1, 2015 Yes House vote 512 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 348 Personal or family matter
Oct. 1, 2015 Yes House vote 511 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 348 Personal or family matter
Oct. 1, 2015 Yes House vote 510 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 348 Personal or family matter
Oct. 1, 2015 Yes House vote 509 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 348 Personal or family matter

Other Representatives from Minnesota:

Name Missed
Keith Ellison (D) 5.9%
Betty McCollum (D) 3.0%
Richard M. Nolan (D) 2.1%
Collin C. Peterson (D) 1.8%
Timothy J. Walz (D) 1.1%
Erik Paulsen (R) 1.0%
John Kline (R) 0.7%
Tom Emmer (R) 0.2%

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

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