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2014 Report Cards: House Freshmen

These statistics dissect the legislative records of Members of Congress during the 113th Congress (Jan 3, 2013-Jan 2, 2015), as of Jan 12, 2015.

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Missed Votes

The percentage of votes each legislator missed in the 113th Congress.

House Freshmen
most absent
#1 15.3% Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod [D-CA35, 2013-2014]
#2 13.4% Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4, 2013-2014]
#3 8.8% Rep. Vance McAllister [R-LA5, 2013-2014]
#4 6.5% Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#5 6.0% Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#6 5.9% Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#7 5.2% Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#8 5.1% Rep. Kevin Cramer [R-ND0]
#9 4.9% Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#10 4.2% Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#11 4.1% Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#12 3.8% Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#12 3.8% Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9]
#14 3.7% Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#15 3.5% Rep. Joe Garcia [D-FL26, 2013-2014]
#16 3.4% Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#17 3.3% Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#18 3.2% Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#18 3.2% Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#20 3.0% Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#21 2.9% Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#21 2.9% Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1]
#23 2.7% Rep. William Enyart [D-IL12, 2013-2014]
#24 2.7% Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#24 2.7% Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ9]
#26 2.6% Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#26 2.6% Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#28 2.5% Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#28 2.5% Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#30 2.4% Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#31 2.3% Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#32 2.2% Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#32 2.2% Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6]
#34 2.1% Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7]
#34 2.1% Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#36 2.1% Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#37 1.9% Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#37 1.9% Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#37 1.9% Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#40 1.8% Rep. Pete Gallego [D-TX23, 2013-2014]
#40 1.8% Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#42 1.7% Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#43 1.7% Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#43 1.7% Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5]
#43 1.7% Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#46 1.6% Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#47 1.6% Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6]
#48 1.5% Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#48 1.5% Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#50 1.3% Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#51 1.2% Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#51 1.2% Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#51 1.2% Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#54 1.1% Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#54 1.1% Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#54 1.1% Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#54 1.1% Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#54 1.1% Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#59 1.0% Rep. Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1, 2013-2018]
#59 1.0% Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR]
#61 0.9% Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#62 0.8% Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT]
#63 0.8% Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#64 0.7% Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA4]
#64 0.7% Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#64 0.7% Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#67 0.6% Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]
#67 0.6% Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#69 0.5% Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#69 0.5% Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21]
#69 0.5% Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#69 0.5% Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#69 0.5% Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#69 0.5% Rep. Kerry Bentivolio [R-MI11, 2013-2014]
#75 0.5% Rep. Curtis “Curt” Clawson [R-FL19, 2014-2016]
#76 0.4% Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#77 0.3% Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#77 0.3% Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6]
#79 0.2% Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16]
#79 0.2% Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#81 0.2% Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#82 0.1% Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12]
#82 0.1% Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#84 0.0% Rep. David Jolly [R-FL13, 2014-2016]
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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 the 113th Congress) 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.