Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015

Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr.

D-N.J., 10th District. Member since 2012. Website | Facebook

votes missed
166 out of 1,827
misses explained
1 out of 166

Donald M. Payne Jr. ranks 3rd 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.
Voted incorrectly
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. 28, 2015 No House vote 568 On Passage, H R 3762 Ambiguous or no reason
July 31, 2013 No House vote 422 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 2610 Voted incorrectly
July 25, 2013 Yes House vote 412 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 2397 Voted incorrectly

This database was compiled partly by hand. Are we missing a Personal Explanation?

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