Rep. Benjamin Reifel
Former Representative for South Dakota’s 1st District
Reifel was the representative for South Dakota’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1961 to 1970.
From Jan 1961 to Dec 1970, Reifel missed 295 of 1,786 roll call votes, which is 16.5%. This is much worse than the median of 8.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1970. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000