From Jan 1794 to Mar 1799, Benton missed 204 of 307 roll call votes, which is 66.4%. This is much worse than the median of 14.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1799. 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|
|Nov 1794-Mar 1795||15||9||60.0%||92nd|
|Dec 1796-Mar 1797||40||40||100.0%||97th|
|Nov 1797-Feb 1798||19||9||47.4%||89th|
|Dec 1798-Mar 1799||44||44||100.0%||95th|
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