Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015

Rep. Erik Paulsen

R-Minn., 3rd District. Member since 2009. Website | Facebook

1.0%
votes missed
49 out of 5,031
26.5%
misses explained
13 out of 49
0
mistakes

Erik Paulsen 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.
10
Travel difficulties
3
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
7
Suspension of the Rules
2
Amendments

All Vote Explanations

Date Vote Roll Call Title Reason
June 3, 2015 Aye House vote 267 On Passage, H R 1335 Travel difficulties
June 3, 2015 No House vote 266 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions, H R 1335 Travel difficulties
June 3, 2015 No House vote 265 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 1335 Travel difficulties
June 3, 2015 No House vote 264 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 1335 Travel difficulties
Sept. 13, 2011 Yes House vote 701 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, H R 1059 Ambiguous or no reason
Sept. 13, 2011 Yes House vote 700 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended, H R 2633 Ambiguous or no reason
Sept. 13, 2011 Yes House vote 699 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended, H R 2076 Ambiguous or no reason
Dec. 22, 2010 Yes House vote 658 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, H R 6540 Travel difficulties
Dec. 22, 2010 No House vote 657 On Agreeing to the Resolution, H RES 1771 Travel difficulties
June 23, 2009 Yea House vote 422 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended, H R 1172 Travel difficulties

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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