Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015

Rep. Collin C. Peterson

D-Minn., 7th District. Member since 1991. Website | Twitter

votes missed
126 out of 6,906
misses explained
1 out of 126

Collin C. Peterson ranks 269th 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
Voted incorrectly

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
Nov. 17, 2011 Yes House vote 842 On Agreeing to the Resolution, H RES 463 Voted incorrectly
April 14, 2008 Yea House vote 171 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 2016 Ambiguous or no reason

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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