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
May 24, 2011 Yea House vote 331 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended, H R 1383 Ambiguous or no reason
May 24, 2011 Yea House vote 330 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended, H R 1627 Ambiguous or no reason
May 20, 2009 Yea House vote 269 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree, H RES 442 Ambiguous or no reason
May 20, 2009 Yea House vote 268 Suspend Rules and Agree to S Adt to House Adts, S 386 Ambiguous or no reason
May 20, 2009 Yea House vote 267 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree, as Amended, H RES 300 Ambiguous or no reason
June 5, 2008 Yea House vote 368 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree, H RES 923 Official business
April 10, 2008 Aye House vote 177 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, H R 5472 Ambiguous or no reason
Nov. 15, 2007 Yea House vote 1091 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended, H R 3845 Ambiguous or no reason
April 18, 2007 Yea House vote 215 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree, H RES 196 Official business
April 18, 2007 Yea House vote 214 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended, H R 1677 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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