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
July 9, 2014 Yes House vote 361 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 4899 Official business
July 9, 2014 No House vote 360 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 4899 Official business
May 21, 2014 Yea House vote 222 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended, H R 4225 Attending memorial services
May 21, 2014 Yea House vote 221 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended, H R 3530 Attending memorial services
May 21, 2014 Yea House vote 220 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree to the Conference Report, H R 3080 Attending memorial services
May 21, 2014 Yea House vote 219 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended, H R 685 Attending memorial services
May 21, 2014 Yea House vote 218 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended, H R 2203 Attending memorial services
Oct. 9, 2013 No House vote 77 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree, H CON RES 18 Voted incorrectly
June 19, 2012 Yes House vote 314 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 5325 Official business
June 19, 2012 Yes House vote 313 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 5325 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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