Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015

Rep. Bobby L. Rush

D-Ill., 1st District. Member since 1993. Website | Facebook

22.4%
votes missed
1,549 out of 6,906
26.3%
misses explained
407 out of 1,549
1
mistake

Bobby L. Rush ranks 10th 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.
344
Medical matter
63
Ambiguous or no reason
1
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.
189
Floor Votes
153
Suspension of the Rules
66
Amendments

Close Votes Missed

  • Not Voting
  • Voted “present”

H R 2642, 2008 (vote 328)

50%
yes no
141
149

Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act

H R 2016, 2008 (vote 173)

50%
yes no
208
212

National Landscape Conservation System Act

H CON RES 398, 2008 (vote 537)

50%
yes no
213
212

Adjournment Resolution

H R 1286, 2008 (vote 483)

50%
yes no
202
211

Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail Designation Act

H RES 1298, 2008 (vote 450)

50%
yes no
207
204

Providing for consideration of H.R. 2176, to provide for and approve the settlement of certain land claims of the Bay Mills Indian Community

S CON RES 70, 2008 (vote 382)

50%
yes no
214
210

The Congressional Budget Resolution

H CON RES 316, 2008 (vote 132)

50%
yes no
211
204

Providing for an adjournment or recess of the two Houses

H CON RES 312, 2008 (vote 141)

50%
yes no
212
207

Revising the congressional Budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2008, establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2009, and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2010 through 2013.

H R 4847, 2008 (vote 159)

50%
yes no
205
209

United States Fire Administration Reauthorization Act

H R 2642, 2013 (vote 546)

50%
yes no
195
204

Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act

H R 3102, 2013 (vote 476)

50%
yes no
217
210

Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act

H R 5818, 2008 (vote 298)

50%
yes no
210
216

Neighborhood Stabilization Act of 2008

H RES 1755, 2010 (vote 619)

50%
yes no
207
206

Providing for consideration of H.R. 3082, making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes

H RES 1031, 2008 (vote 121)

50%
yes no
207
206

Providing for the adoption of the resolution (H. Res. 895) establishing within the House of Representatives an Office of Congressional Ethics, and for other purposes

H R 5719, 2008 (vote 189)

50%
yes no
210
210

Taxpayer Assistance and Simplification Act

All Vote Explanations

Date Vote Roll Call Title Reason
Jan. 7, 2015 No House vote 9 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, H R 37 Voted incorrectly
Sept. 9, 2008 Aye House vote 570 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree, as Amended, H CON RES 344 Medical matter
Sept. 9, 2008 Aye House vote 569 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended, S 2135 Medical matter
Sept. 9, 2008 Aye House vote 568 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, S 2837 Medical matter
Sept. 9, 2008 Aye House vote 567 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended, S 2403 Medical matter
Sept. 9, 2008 Aye House vote 566 On Motion to Adjourn, ADJOURN Medical matter
Sept. 9, 2008 Aye House vote 565 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree, H RES 1316 Medical matter
Sept. 9, 2008 Aye House vote 564 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree, as Amended, H RES 1008 Medical matter
Sept. 9, 2008 Aye House vote 563 On Passage, H R 6599 Medical matter
Sept. 9, 2008 Aye House vote 562 On Motion to Table Appeal of the Ruling of the Chair, H R 6599 Medical matter

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

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