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2014 Report Cards
House Democrats / Missed Votes

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.

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 the 113th Congress.

House Democrats
most absent
#1 58.0% Rep. Carolyn McCarthy [D-NY4, 1997-2014]
#2 41.2% Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1]
#3 18.0% Rep. Allyson Schwartz [D-PA13, 2005-2014]
#4 17.5% Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018]
#5 15.9% Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13, 2013-2016]
#6 15.3% Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod [D-CA35, 2013-2014]
#7 14.7% Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]
#8 13.4% Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4]
#9 13.0% Rep. Rush Holt [D-NJ12, 1999-2014]
#10 12.9% Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15, 1997-2016]
#11 12.2% Rep. Ed Pastor [D-AZ7, 2013-2014]
#12 12.0% Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5]
#13 11.5% Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#14 11.1% Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1, 2016-2018]
#15 11.0% Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
#16 10.2% Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5]
#17 10.1% Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3]
#18 9.7% Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20]
#19 9.5% Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#20 9.3% Rep. John Dingell [D-MI12, 2013-2014]
#21 9.1% Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8]
#22 8.9% Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2, 2009-2018]
#23 8.7% Rep. George Miller [D-CA11, 2013-2014]
#24 8.2% Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018]
#25 7.7% Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#26 7.6% Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]
#27 7.5% Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]
#27 7.5% Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ2]
#27 7.5% Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23]
#30 7.2% Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY5]
#30 7.2% Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#32 7.0% Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#32 7.0% Rep. Henry Waxman [D-CA33, 2013-2014]
#34 6.9% Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6]
#34 6.9% Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#36 6.7% Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]
#37 6.5% Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]
#38 6.4% Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
#39 6.1% Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2]
#39 6.1% Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1]
#39 6.1% Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]
#42 6.0% Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18]
#42 6.0% Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]
#42 6.0% Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6]
#45 5.9% Rep. Michael Capuano [D-MA7, 2013-2018]
#45 5.9% Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
#47 5.7% Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2]
#48 5.6% Rep. Corrine Brown [D-FL5, 2013-2016]
#48 5.6% Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA2]
#50 5.6% Rep. John Carney [D-DE0, 2011-2016]
#50 5.6% Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]
#50 5.6% Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26]
#53 5.5% Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn [D-SC6]
#53 5.5% Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#55 5.4% Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4]
#55 5.4% Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7]
#57 5.3% Rep. James “Jim” Moran [D-VA8, 1991-2014]
#58 5.2% Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#59 5.1% Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14]
#59 5.1% Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY9]
#61 5.1% Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
#62 4.9% Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5]
#63 4.9% Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3]
#64 4.7% Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16]
#65 4.7% Rep. Mike McIntyre [D-NC7, 1997-2014]
#66 4.6% Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#67 4.5% Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5]
#67 4.5% Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]
#69 4.4% Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield [D-NC1]
#69 4.4% Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3, 2013-2018]
#71 4.3% Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]
#72 4.2% Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5, 2007-2018]
#72 4.2% Rep. Chaka Fattah [D-PA2, 1995-2016]
#72 4.2% Rep. Gene Green [D-TX29, 1993-2018]
#72 4.2% Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
#76 4.2% Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
#77 4.1% Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#78 3.9% Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4]
#78 3.9% Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3]
#80 3.8% Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2]
#80 3.8% Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
#82 3.7% Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3]
#83 3.5% Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#83 3.5% Rep. Joe Garcia [D-FL26, 2013-2014]
#83 3.5% Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#83 3.5% Sen. Gary Peters [D-MI]
#87 3.4% Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]
#87 3.4% Rep. Donna Edwards [D-MD4, 2008-2016]
#87 3.4% Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10]
#90 3.3% Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#90 3.3% Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]
#90 3.3% Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10]
#90 3.3% Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10]
#90 3.3% Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1, 2017-2018]
#90 3.3% Rep. John Tierney [D-MA6, 1997-2014]
#96 3.2% Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20]
#96 3.2% Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#98 3.1% Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
#98 3.1% Rep. Jim McDermott [D-WA7, 1989-2016]
#98 3.1% Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]
#101 3.0% Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21]
#102 2.9% Rep. Alan Grayson [D-FL9, 2013-2016]
#102 2.9% Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#102 2.9% Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D-NM1, 2013-2018]
#102 2.9% Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
#102 2.9% Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#107 2.8% Rep. Bruce Braley [D-IA1, 2007-2014]
#107 2.8% Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]
#107 2.8% Rep. William Keating [D-MA9]
#107 2.8% Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]
#107 2.8% Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]
#112 2.7% Rep. Ron Barber [D-AZ2, 2013-2014]
#112 2.7% Rep. William Enyart [D-IL12, 2013-2014]
#112 2.7% Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
#115 2.7% Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018]
#115 2.7% Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4]
#115 2.7% Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8]
#115 2.7% Sen. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ]
#119 2.6% Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#119 2.6% Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4]
#121 2.5% Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD7]
#121 2.5% Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#121 2.5% Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3]
#121 2.5% Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7]
#121 2.5% Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX34]
#121 2.5% Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]
#127 2.3% Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]
#127 2.3% Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1, 2007-2018]
#129 2.2% Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2]
#130 2.2% Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018]
#130 2.2% Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#130 2.2% Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30]
#130 2.2% Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2]
#134 2.1% Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1]
#135 2.1% Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9]
#135 2.1% Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR5]
#137 2.0% Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#138 2.0% Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#138 2.0% Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018]
#140 1.9% Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]
#140 1.9% Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10]
#140 1.9% Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#143 1.8% Rep. Pete Gallego [D-TX23, 2013-2014]
#143 1.8% Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2]
#145 1.7% Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17]
#145 1.7% Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN5]
#145 1.7% Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9]
#145 1.7% Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15]
#149 1.7% Rep. Robert Brady [D-PA1, 1998-2018]
#149 1.7% Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5, 2013-2018]
#149 1.7% Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA4]
#152 1.6% Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]
#153 1.6% Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]
#153 1.6% Rep. James Himes [D-CT4]
#153 1.6% Rep. William Owens [D-NY21, 2013-2014]
#156 1.5% Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3, 2013-2016]
#156 1.5% Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18]
#156 1.5% Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#156 1.5% Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]
#156 1.5% Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#161 1.4% Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]
#162 1.2% Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]
#162 1.2% Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-MD]
#162 1.2% Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]
#165 1.2% Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]
#165 1.2% Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6]
#165 1.2% Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#165 1.2% Rep. Ben Luján [D-NM3]
#165 1.2% Rep. Jim Matheson [D-UT4, 2013-2014]
#165 1.2% Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#165 1.2% Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX33]
#172 1.1% Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#172 1.1% Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
#172 1.1% Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA2]
#172 1.1% Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#172 1.1% Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#177 1.0% Rep. Nick Rahall [D-WV3, 1993-2014]
#178 0.9% Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#179 0.8% Rep. Timothy Bishop [D-NY1, 2003-2014]
#179 0.8% Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17]
#181 0.7% Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11]
#181 0.7% Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1]
#181 0.7% Rep. Daniel Maffei [D-NY24, 2013-2014]
#184 0.6% Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA8]
#184 0.6% Rep. Janice Hahn [D-CA44, 2013-2016]
#184 0.6% Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2]
#184 0.6% Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1]
#188 0.5% Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#188 0.5% Rep. Michael Michaud [D-ME2, 2003-2014]
#188 0.5% Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#191 0.4% Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
#192 0.3% Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#193 0.2% Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5]
#193 0.2% Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16, 2013-2018]
#193 0.2% Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20]
#196 0.2% Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28]
#196 0.2% Rep. Sander Levin [D-MI9, 2013-2018]
#196 0.2% Rep. David Price [D-NC4]
#196 0.2% Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#200 0.1% Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1]
#201 0.0% Rep. John Barrow [D-GA12, 2005-2014]
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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.