Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015

Rep. John P. Sarbanes

D-Md., 3rd District. Member since 2007. Website | Facebook

1.4%
votes missed
100 out of 6,906
16.0%
misses explained
16 out of 100
1
mistake

John P. Sarbanes ranks 147th 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.
16
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.
4
Floor Votes
3
Suspension of the Rules
10
Amendments

All Vote Explanations

Date Vote Roll Call Title Reason
May 23, 2013 No House vote 179 On Passage, H R 3 Ambiguous or no reason
May 23, 2013 Yes House vote 178 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions, H R 3 Ambiguous or no reason
May 23, 2013 Yes House vote 177 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 3 Ambiguous or no reason
May 23, 2013 Yes House vote 176 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 3 Ambiguous or no reason
May 23, 2013 Yes House vote 175 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 3 Ambiguous or no reason
May 23, 2013 Yes House vote 174 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 3 Ambiguous or no reason
May 23, 2013 Yes House vote 173 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 3 Ambiguous or no reason
May 23, 2013 Yes House vote 172 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 3 Ambiguous or no reason
May 23, 2013 Yes House vote 171 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 3 Ambiguous or no reason
May 23, 2013 Yes House vote 170 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 3 Ambiguous or no reason

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

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