Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015

Rep. Loretta Sanchez

D-Calif., 46th District. Member since 1997. Website | Facebook

8.3%
votes missed
576 out of 6,906
13.5%
misses explained
78 out of 576
0
mistakes

Loretta Sanchez ranks 5th 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.
46
Attending to prior commitment
27
Ambiguous or no reason
4
Official business

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.
22
Floor Votes
34
Suspension of the Rules
22
Amendments

Close Votes Missed

  • Not Voting
  • Voted “present”

H RES 956, 2008 (vote 32)

50%
yes no
204
196

Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4137) to amend and extend the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes

All Vote Explanations

Date Vote Roll Call Title Reason
Oct. 1, 2015 Nay House vote 532 On Agreeing to the Conference Report, H R 1735 Ambiguous or no reason
June 25, 2015 Yea House vote 378 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended, H R 2576 Ambiguous or no reason
June 25, 2015 Yea House vote 377 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended, H R 805 Ambiguous or no reason
June 25, 2015 Nay House vote 376 On Passage, H R 1190 Ambiguous or no reason
May 21, 2015 Aye House vote 118 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended, H R 1191 Ambiguous or no reason
Dec. 15, 2011 Aye House vote 932 On Agreeing to the Conference Report, H R 1540 Ambiguous or no reason
July 23, 2008 Yes House vote 514 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree, H RES 1202 Official business
July 23, 2008 Yes House vote 513 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree, H RES 1311 Official business
July 23, 2008 Yes House vote 512 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended, H R 6493 Official business
July 23, 2008 Yes House vote 511 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, H R 6515 Personal or family matter