Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015

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Rep. Nancy Pelosi

D-Calif., 12th District. Member since 1987. Website | Facebook

votes missed
264 out of 6,906
misses explained
3 out of 264

Nancy Pelosi ranks 47th 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.
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.
Floor Votes
Suspension of the Rules

All Vote Explanations

Date Vote Roll Call Title Reason
Oct. 6, 2011 Yes House vote 767 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 2250 Ambiguous or no reason
Oct. 6, 2011 Yes House vote 766 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 2250 Ambiguous or no reason
Oct. 6, 2011 No House vote 765 Table Appeal of the Ruling of the Chair, MOTION Ambiguous or no reason