Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015
153 out of 6,906
10 out of 153
Peter Welch ranks 108th 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.
Ambiguous or no reason
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.
Suspension of the Rules
All Vote Explanations
|Sept. 18, 2015||No||House vote 503||On Agreeing to the Resolution, H RES 421||Voted incorrectly|
|June 18, 2015||Yes||House vote 370||On Agreeing to the Resolution, H CON RES 55||Voted incorrectly|
|June 17, 2015||Aye||House vote 367||On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 2596||Ambiguous or no reason|
|March 23, 2015||No||House vote 121||On Passage, H R 1029||Ambiguous or no reason|
|March 23, 2015||Aye||House vote 120||On Motion to Recommit with Instructions, H R 1029||Ambiguous or no reason|
|March 23, 2015||No||House vote 119||On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 1029||Ambiguous or no reason|
|Jan. 13, 2015||Pelosi||House vote 2||Election of the Speaker,||Inclement weather|
|June 11, 2014||Yes||House vote 277||On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 4745||Voted incorrectly|
|Dec. 21, 2012||Aye||House vote 628||On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, S 3193||Ambiguous or no reason|
|Dec. 21, 2012||Aye||House vote 627||On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended, H R 4606||Ambiguous or no reason|