Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015

Rep. Jackie Speier

D-Calif., 14th District. Member since 2008. Website | Facebook

10.9%
votes missed
605 out of 5,542
2.1%
misses explained
13 out of 605
4
mistakes

Jackie Speier ranks 18th 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.
9
Ambiguous or no reason
4
Voted incorrectly
3
Inclement weather

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.
7
Floor Votes
4
Suspension of the Rules
6
Amendments

All Vote Explanations

Date Vote Roll Call Title Reason
Sept. 14, 2011 Aye House vote 702 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 2218 Voted incorrectly
July 22, 2011 No House vote 621 On Passage, H R 1315 Ambiguous or no reason
March 30, 2011 Aye House vote 198 On Passage, H R 839 Ambiguous or no reason
March 30, 2011 Aye House vote 197 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions, H R 839 Ambiguous or no reason
March 30, 2011 Aye House vote 196 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 839 Ambiguous or no reason
March 30, 2011 Aye House vote 195 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 839 Ambiguous or no reason
March 30, 2011 No House vote 194 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 839 Ambiguous or no reason