Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015

Rep. Ed Perlmutter

D-Colo., 7th District. Member since 2007. Website | Facebook

votes missed
242 out of 6,906
misses explained
53 out of 242

Ed Perlmutter ranks 52nd 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.
Personal or family matter
Ambiguous or no reason
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.
Floor Votes
Suspension of the Rules

All Vote Explanations

Date Vote Roll Call Title Reason
Oct. 6, 2015 No House vote 533 On Passage, H R 3457 Ambiguous or no reason
Oct. 6, 2015 No House vote 532 On Agreeing to the Conference Report, H R 1735 Ambiguous or no reason
Nov. 19, 2014 Yes House vote 519 On Passage, H R 5682 Ambiguous or no reason
July 10, 2014 Yes House vote 378 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Concur in the Senate Amendments, H R 803 Ambiguous or no reason
Sept. 11, 2013 Nay House vote 447 On Passage, H R 2009 Ambiguous or no reason
Sept. 11, 2013 Aye House vote 446 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions, H R 2009 Ambiguous or no reason
July 8, 2013 Nay House vote 304 On Passage, H R 2231 Personal or family matter
July 11, 2012 No House vote 430 On Agreeing to the Amendment, H R 5972 Voted incorrectly
April 24, 2012 No House vote 177 On Passage, H R 9 Voted incorrectly
July 16, 2009 Aye House vote 571 On Passage, H R 3170 Ambiguous or no reason

Other Representatives from Colorado:

Name Missed
Ken Buck (R) 10.2%
Jared Polis (D) 5.4%
Diana DeGette (D) 4.0%
Ed Perlmutter (D) 3.5%
Doug Lamborn (R) 1.7%
Scott R. Tipton (R) 1.4%
Mike Coffman (R) 1.0%

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

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