Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015

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Rep. Maxine Waters

D-Calif., 43rd District. Member since 1991. Website | Facebook

votes missed
523 out of 6,906
misses explained
2 out of 523

Maxine Waters ranks 67th 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.
Voted incorrectly
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.
Floor Votes
Suspension of the Rules

All Vote Explanations

Date Vote Roll Call Title Reason
Jan. 27, 2015 Pelosi House vote 2 Election of the Speaker, Ambiguous or no reason
July 20, 2010 Aye House vote 452 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, H R 5604 Ambiguous or no reason
Sept. 24, 2008 No House vote 632 On Motion to Concur in Senate Amendment with Amendment, H R 2638 Voted incorrectly
Oct. 25, 2007 Aye House vote 1000 On Passage, H R 505 Voted incorrectly