Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015

Rep. Peter Welch

D-Vt., 1st District. Member since 2007. Website | Facebook

2.2%
votes missed
153 out of 6,906
6.5%
misses explained
10 out of 153
5
mistakes

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.
9
Ambiguous or no reason
5
Voted incorrectly
1
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
2
Suspension of the Rules
6
Amendments

All Vote Explanations

Date Vote Roll Call Title Reason
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

Other Representatives from Vermont:

Name Missed
Peter Welch (D) 2.2%

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

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