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 Yes House vote 508 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 348 Personal or family matter
Oct. 1, 2015 Yes House vote 507 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, H R 322 Personal or family matter
Sept. 9, 2015 Yes House vote 490 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, S 1359 Attending memorial services
July 9, 2014 No House vote 368 On Passage, H R 4899 Official business
July 9, 2014 Yes House vote 367 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions, H R 4899 Official business
July 9, 2014 Yes House vote 366 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 4899 Official business
July 9, 2014 No House vote 365 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 4899 Official business
July 9, 2014 Yes House vote 364 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 4899 Official business
July 9, 2014 Yes House vote 363 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 4899 Official business
July 9, 2014 Yes House vote 362 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 4899 Official business

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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