Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015

Rep. Steve Scalise

R-La., 1st District. Member since 2008. Website | Facebook

1.4%
votes missed
76 out of 5,453
7.9%
misses explained
6 out of 76
0
mistakes

Steve Scalise ranks 235th 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.
6
Personal or family matter

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
0
Suspension of the Rules
2
Amendments

All Vote Explanations

Date Vote Roll Call Title Reason
May 20, 2013 Yea House vote 160 On Passage, H R 1062 Personal or family matter
May 20, 2013 No House vote 159 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions, H R 1062 Personal or family matter
May 20, 2013 No House vote 158 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 1062 Personal or family matter
May 20, 2013 Yea House vote 157 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 1062 Personal or family matter
May 20, 2013 Yea House vote 156 On Agreeing to the Resolution, H RES 216 Personal or family matter
May 20, 2013 Yea House vote 155 On Ordering the Previous Question, H RES 216 Personal or family matter

Other Representatives from Louisiana:

Name Missed
Cedric L. Richmond (D) 8.1%
Charles W. Boustany Jr. (R) 2.0%
Steve Scalise (R) 1.4%
John Fleming (R) 0.8%
Garret Graves (R) 0.3%
Ralph Lee Abraham (R) 0.3%

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

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