Bush was President of the United States and was a Republican. He served from 1989 to 1993.
He was previously Vice President of the United States as a Republican from 1981 to 1989; and the representative for Texas’s 7th congressional district as a Republican from 1967 to 1970.
From Jan 1967 to Dec 1970, Bush missed 152 of 921 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 and major life events.
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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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo