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2013 Report Cards
Serving 10+ Years (House) / Missed Votes

These special year-end statistics dissect the legislative records of Members of Congress during the 2013 legislative year (Jan 3, 2013-Dec 26, 2013), looking at Members who served at the end of that period. This page was last updated on Dec 1, 2014.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make a legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of legislating and make your own judgements based on what legislative activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

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Missed Votes

The percentage of votes each legislator missed in 2013.

Serving 10+ Years (House)
most absent
#1 72.4% Rep. Carolyn McCarthy [D-NY4, 1997-2014]
#2 35.6% Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#3 20.9% Rep. Rush Holt [D-NJ12, 1999-2014]
#4 19.0% Rep. Gary Miller [R-CA31, 2013-2014]
#5 16.8% Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#6 13.7% Rep. Howard Coble [R-NC6, 1985-2014]
#6 13.7% Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#8 13.6% Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#9 13.4% Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#10 13.1% Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#11 12.6% Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#12 11.4% Rep. George Miller [D-CA11, 2013-2014]
#13 10.6% Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#14 10.1% Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#15 9.5% Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#16 9.2% Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#17 9.1% Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#18 8.9% Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#18 8.9% Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#20 8.6% Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#20 8.6% Rep. Phil Gingrey [R-GA11, 2003-2014]
#22 8.4% Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#22 8.4% Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#24 8.3% Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#24 8.3% Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#26 8.0% Rep. Ed Pastor [D-AZ7, 2013-2014]
#27 7.6% Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#28 7.2% Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#29 7.0% Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#30 6.9% Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#31 6.7% Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#32 6.6% Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#32 6.6% Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#34 6.4% Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#35 6.2% Rep. Jack Kingston [R-GA1, 1993-2014]
#36 6.1% Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#36 6.1% Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#36 6.1% Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#39 5.9% Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#39 5.9% Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#39 5.9% Rep. Mike Rogers [R-MI8, 2001-2014]
#42 5.8% Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#43 5.6% Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#43 5.6% Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8, 2013-2017]
#43 5.6% Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#46 5.3% Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#46 5.3% Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#48 5.1% Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#48 5.1% Rep. John Dingell [D-MI12, 2013-2014]
#48 5.1% Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#48 5.1% Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#52 5.0% Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#53 4.8% Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#54 4.7% Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#54 4.7% Rep. Henry Waxman [D-CA33, 2013-2014]
#56 4.5% Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#56 4.5% Rep. Melvin “Mel” Watt [D-NC12, 1993-2014]
#58 4.4% Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#58 4.4% Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#58 4.4% Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#61 4.2% Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#61 4.2% Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#61 4.2% Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#61 4.2% Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#65 4.1% Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#65 4.1% Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#65 4.1% Rep. James “Jim” Moran [D-VA8, 1991-2014]
#68 3.9% Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#68 3.9% Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#68 3.9% Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#71 3.7% Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7, 1996-2019]
#71 3.7% Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#71 3.7% Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#71 3.7% Rep. John Tierney [D-MA6, 1997-2014]
#71 3.7% Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#76 3.6% Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#76 3.6% Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#76 3.6% Rep. Mike McIntyre [D-NC7, 1997-2014]
#76 3.6% Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#76 3.6% Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#76 3.6% Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#82 3.4% Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#82 3.4% Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#84 3.3% Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#84 3.3% Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#84 3.3% Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#84 3.3% Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#88 3.1% Rep. Eric Cantor [R-VA7, 2001-2014]
#88 3.1% Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#88 3.1% Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#91 3.0% Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#91 3.0% Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#93 2.8% Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#93 2.8% Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#93 2.8% Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#93 2.8% Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#97 2.7% Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#97 2.7% Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#97 2.7% Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#97 2.7% Rep. Ed Whitfield [R-KY1, 1995-2016]
#101 2.5% Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#102 2.5% Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#103 2.4% Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#104 2.3% Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#104 2.3% Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#106 2.2% Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#106 2.2% Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon [R-CA25, 1993-2014]
#106 2.2% Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#109 2.0% Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#109 2.0% Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#109 2.0% Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#109 2.0% Rep. Frank Wolf [R-VA10, 1981-2014]
#113 2.0% Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#114 1.9% Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#114 1.9% Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#114 1.9% Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#114 1.9% Rep. Steve Stockman [R-TX36, 2013-2014]
#118 1.7% Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#118 1.7% Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#118 1.7% Rep. Jim Gerlach [R-PA6, 2003-2014]
#118 1.7% Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#118 1.7% Rep. Ralph Hall [R-TX4, 1981-2014]
#118 1.7% Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#124 1.6% Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#124 1.6% Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#124 1.6% Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#124 1.6% Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#124 1.6% Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#129 1.4% Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#129 1.4% Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#131 1.2% Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#131 1.2% Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#131 1.2% Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#134 1.1% Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#134 1.1% Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#134 1.1% Rep. Doc Hastings [R-WA4, 1995-2014]
#134 1.1% Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18, 2003-2017]
#134 1.1% Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#134 1.1% Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#140 0.9% Rep. Spencer Bachus [R-AL6, 1993-2014]
#140 0.9% Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#140 0.9% Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#143 0.8% Rep. Dave Camp [R-MI4, 1993-2014]
#143 0.8% Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#143 0.8% Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
#143 0.8% Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#143 0.8% Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#143 0.8% Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#143 0.8% Rep. Nick Rahall [D-WV3, 1993-2014]
#143 0.8% Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#151 0.6% Rep. Robert “Rob” Andrews [D-NJ1, 1990-2014]
#151 0.6% Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#151 0.6% Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#151 0.6% Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#151 0.6% Rep. Lee Terry [R-NE2, 1999-2014]
#151 0.6% Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#151 0.6% Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#158 0.5% Rep. Timothy Bishop [D-NY1, 2003-2014]
#158 0.5% Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#158 0.5% Rep. Jim Matheson [D-UT4, 2013-2014]
#158 0.5% Rep. Michael Michaud [D-ME2, 2003-2014]
#158 0.5% Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#163 0.3% Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#163 0.3% Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#163 0.3% Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#163 0.3% Rep. Candice Miller [R-MI10, 2003-2016]
#163 0.3% Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1, 1999-2018]
#168 0.2% Sen. Shelley Capito [R-WV]
#168 0.2% Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#168 0.2% Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#171 0.0% Rep. Tom Latham [R-IA3, 2013-2014]
#171 0.0% Rep. Thomas “Tom” Petri [R-WI6, 1979-2014]
#171 0.0% Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#171 0.0% Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#171 0.0% Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
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The Speaker of the House is not included in this statistic because according to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings, and the delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are also not included because they were not elligible to vote in any roll call votes.

Additional Notes

The Speaker’s Votes: Missed votes are not computed for the Speaker of the House. According to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings.” In practice this means the Speaker of the House rarely votes but is not considered absent.

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of 2013) was the 113th Congress (freshmen) or 112th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.