From Dec 1845 to Mar 1851, Houston missed 575 of 1,692 roll call votes, which is 34.0%. This is much worse than the median of 21.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1851. 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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1845-Mar 1846||149||47||31.5%||59th|
|Dec 1846-Mar 1847||179||58||32.4%||56th|
|Dec 1847-Mar 1848||101||30||29.7%||61st|
|Dec 1848-Mar 1849||155||64||41.3%||91st|
|Dec 1849-Feb 1850||108||22||20.4%||65th|
|Dec 1850-Mar 1851||133||38||28.6%||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