Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015

Rep. Raul Ruiz

D-Calif., 36th District. Member since 2013. Website | Facebook

5.2%
votes missed
92 out of 1,773
32.6%
misses explained
30 out of 92
0
mistakes

Raul Ruiz ranks 26th 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.
21
Personal or family matter
6
Attending memorial services
3
Attending to prior commitment

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.
11
Floor Votes
12
Suspension of the Rules
7
Amendments

All Vote Explanations

Date Vote Roll Call Title Reason
May 14, 2015 No House vote 219 On Passage, H R 1732 Attending to prior commitment
May 14, 2015 Yes House vote 217 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 1732 Attending to prior commitment
May 14, 2015 Yes House vote 216 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, H R 606 Attending to prior commitment
April 21, 2015 Nay House vote 161 On Passage, H R 1105 Personal or family matter
April 21, 2015 Nay House vote 159 On Passage, H R 622 Personal or family matter
April 21, 2015 Yes House vote 157 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended, H R 1563 Personal or family matter
April 21, 2015 Yes House vote 156 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, H R 1562 Personal or family matter
April 21, 2015 Yes House vote 153 On Motion to Instruct Conferees, S CON RES 11 Personal or family matter
April 21, 2015 Yes House vote 152 On Passage, H R 685 Personal or family matter
April 21, 2015 Nay House vote 151 On Passage, H R 650 Personal or family matter