Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015

Rep. Charles B. Rangel

D-N.Y., 13th District. Member since 1971. Website | Facebook

votes missed
787 out of 6,906
misses explained
2 out of 787

Charles B. Rangel ranks 67th 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
June 12, 2014 Aye House vote 277 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 4745 Voted incorrectly
May 25, 2011 No House vote 340 On Passage, H R 1216 Voted incorrectly
May 13, 2011 Yes House vote 329 On Passage, H R 754 Ambiguous or no reason
Dec. 11, 2009 Aye House vote 968 On Passage, H R 4173 Ambiguous or no reason