Combs was the representative for Missouri’s 5th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1927 to 1929.
From Dec 1927 to Mar 1929, Combs missed 27 of 72 roll call votes, which is 37.5%. This is much worse than the median of 16.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1929. 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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1927-May 1928||54||21||38.9%||84th|
|Dec 1928-Mar 1929||18||6||33.3%||69th|
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