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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.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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