Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015

Rep. Richard M. Nolan

D-Minn., 8th District. Member since 1975. Website | Facebook

2.1%
votes missed
38 out of 1,773
39.5%
misses explained
15 out of 38
0
mistakes

Richard M. Nolan ranks 162nd 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.
9
Personal or family matter
4
Inclement weather
1
Official business

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.
7
Floor Votes
6
Suspension of the Rules
2
Amendments

All Vote Explanations

Date Vote Roll Call Title Reason
July 15, 2015 Yea House vote 435 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, H R 251 Official business
June 8, 2015 No House vote 267 On Passage, H R 1335 Inclement weather
June 8, 2015 Aye House vote 266 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions, H R 1335 Inclement weather
June 8, 2015 Aye House vote 265 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 1335 Inclement weather
June 8, 2015 Aye House vote 264 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 1335 Inclement weather
April 23, 2015 Aye House vote 162 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree, H CON RES 25 Ambiguous or no reason
Jan. 8, 2015 Yea House vote 10 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, H R 23 Personal or family matter
Jan. 8, 2015 Yea House vote 9 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, H R 37 Personal or family matter
Jan. 8, 2015 Yea House vote 8 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, H R 26 Personal or family matter
Jan. 8, 2015 Yea House vote 7 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, H R 22 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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