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2016 Report Cards
House Republicans / Missed Votes

These statistics dissect the legislative records of Members of Congress during the 114th Congress (Jan 6, 2015-Jan 3, 2017), as of Aug 24, 2017.

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 114th Congress.

House Republicans
most absent
#1 27.3% Rep. Stephen Fincher [R-TN8, 2011-2016]
#2 22.6% Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#3 17.5% Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3, 2007-2016]
#4 16.3% Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2, 2005-2018]
#5 13.6% Rep. Richard Nugent [R-FL11, 2013-2016]
#6 10.0% Rep. Renee Ellmers [R-NC2, 2011-2016]
#7 9.5% Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#8 9.1% Rep. Richard Hanna [R-NY22, 2013-2016]
#9 8.6% Rep. Curtis “Curt” Clawson [R-FL19, 2014-2016]
#9 8.6% Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#11 8.4% Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4, 2001-2016]
#12 7.3% Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#13 7.2% Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#14 7.1% Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#15 6.9% Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#15 6.9% Rep. Marlin Stutzman [R-IN3, 2010-2016]
#17 6.7% Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA12, 2019-2019]
#17 6.7% Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#19 6.4% Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11, 2011-2018]
#20 6.3% Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#20 6.3% Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#22 6.3% Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#23 6.0% Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#24 6.0% Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#24 6.0% Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018]
#26 5.9% Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#27 5.8% Rep. David Jolly [R-FL13, 2014-2016]
#28 5.5% Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#29 5.4% Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#30 5.3% Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7]
#30 5.3% Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17, 2013-2018]
#32 5.2% Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6, 2011-2018]
#32 5.2% Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#32 5.2% Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#35 5.1% Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#35 5.1% Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#37 5.0% Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#38 4.9% Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO4]
#38 4.9% Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#40 4.8% Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#41 4.8% Rep. Joseph Heck [R-NV3, 2011-2016]
#42 4.6% Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#43 4.5% Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4, 2011-2018]
#44 4.5% Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12]
#44 4.5% Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#44 4.5% Rep. Mimi Walters [R-CA45, 2015-2018]
#47 4.5% Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#48 4.4% Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#49 4.2% Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#50 4.1% Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick [R-PA8, 2011-2016]
#50 4.1% Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#50 4.1% Rep. Mick Mulvaney [R-SC5, 2011-2017]
#53 3.9% Rep. Jason Chaffetz [R-UT3, 2009-2017]
#53 3.9% Rep. Robert Hurt [R-VA5, 2011-2016]
#53 3.9% Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#56 3.8% Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018]
#56 3.8% Sen. Todd Young [R-IN]
#58 3.8% Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]
#59 3.6% Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#60 3.5% Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#60 3.5% Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#60 3.5% Rep. Mike Pompeo [R-KS4, 2011-2017]
#63 3.5% Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7, 2014-2018]
#64 3.2% Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#65 3.2% Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1, 2001-2016]
#65 3.2% Rep. Reid Ribble [R-WI8, 2011-2016]
#67 3.1% Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#67 3.1% Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#67 3.1% Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#70 3.0% Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8, 2013-2017]
#70 3.0% Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1, 2011-2018]
#72 2.9% Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND]
#72 2.9% Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#72 2.9% Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#75 2.9% Rep. Trent Kelly [R-MS1]
#76 2.8% Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5, 2013-2016]
#76 2.8% Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#78 2.7% Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9, 2013-2018]
#78 2.7% Rep. Ryan Zinke [R-MT0, 2015-2017]
#80 2.6% Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#80 2.6% Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16, 1997-2016]
#80 2.6% Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#80 2.6% Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#80 2.6% Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC6]
#85 2.6% Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#86 2.5% Rep. Daniel Donovan [R-NY11, 2015-2018]
#87 2.5% Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0, 2011-2018]
#88 2.4% Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26, 2015-2018]
#88 2.4% Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6, 2013-2018]
#88 2.4% Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4, 2011-2018]
#91 2.3% Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#91 2.3% Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#91 2.3% Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#91 2.3% Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#95 2.3% Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#95 2.3% Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3, 2009-2018]
#95 2.3% Rep. Cynthia Lummis [R-WY0, 2009-2016]
#98 2.2% Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5, 2003-2016]
#98 2.2% Rep. Cresent Hardy [R-NV4, 2015-2016]
#100 2.1% Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14]
#100 2.1% Rep. Tim Huelskamp [R-KS1, 2011-2016]
#100 2.1% Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#100 2.1% Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#104 2.0% Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36]
#104 2.0% Rep. Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1, 2013-2018]
#104 2.0% Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14, 2011-2018]
#104 2.0% Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2, 2009-2018]
#108 2.0% Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R-FL4, 2001-2016]
#108 2.0% Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#110 1.9% Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#110 1.9% Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#110 1.9% Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#110 1.9% Rep. Mia Love [R-UT4, 2015-2018]
#110 1.9% Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#110 1.9% Rep. Steve Russell [R-OK5, 2015-2018]
#116 1.8% Rep. Buddy Carter [R-GA1]
#116 1.8% Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#118 1.7% Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#118 1.7% Rep. Frank Guinta [R-NH1, 2015-2016]
#118 1.7% Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#121 1.7% Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#121 1.7% Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#121 1.7% Rep. Alex Mooney [R-WV2]
#121 1.7% Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#125 1.5% Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#125 1.5% Rep. Barbara Comstock [R-VA10, 2015-2018]
#125 1.5% Rep. Bob Dold [R-IL10, 2015-2016]
#125 1.5% Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25, 2015-2018]
#125 1.5% Rep. Tom MacArthur [R-NJ3, 2015-2018]
#125 1.5% Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#131 1.4% Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#131 1.4% Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#131 1.4% Rep. John Katko [R-NY24]
#131 1.4% Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#131 1.4% Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#131 1.4% Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15, 2013-2018]
#131 1.4% Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#131 1.4% Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#131 1.4% Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#131 1.4% Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#141 1.4% Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#141 1.4% Rep. John Fleming [R-LA4, 2009-2016]
#141 1.4% Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#141 1.4% Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA10]
#141 1.4% Rep. Evan Jenkins [R-WV3, 2015-2018]
#141 1.4% Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#141 1.4% Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#141 1.4% Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3, 2011-2018]
#149 1.3% Rep. Rod Blum [R-IA1, 2015-2018]
#149 1.3% Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA3, 2013-2016]
#149 1.3% Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#149 1.3% Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#149 1.3% Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#154 1.2% Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA12]
#154 1.2% Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#154 1.2% Rep. Ryan Costello [R-PA6, 2015-2018]
#154 1.2% Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN6]
#154 1.2% Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#154 1.2% Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#154 1.2% Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6, 2013-2018]
#161 1.1% Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10, 2013-2018]
#161 1.1% Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
#161 1.1% Rep. John Kline [R-MN2, 2003-2016]
#161 1.1% Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16, 2011-2018]
#161 1.1% Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#161 1.1% Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#161 1.1% Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#168 1.1% Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27, 2011-2018]
#168 1.1% Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#168 1.1% Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#168 1.1% Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#168 1.1% Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#173 1.0% Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#173 1.0% Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6]
#173 1.0% Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#173 1.0% Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#173 1.0% Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3, 2009-2018]
#173 1.0% Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12, 2013-2018]
#173 1.0% Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#173 1.0% Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#181 0.9% Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#181 0.9% Rep. Christopher Gibson [R-NY19, 2013-2016]
#181 0.9% Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18, 2003-2017]
#181 0.9% Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#181 0.9% Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#181 0.9% Rep. Dave Trott [R-MI11, 2015-2018]
#187 0.8% Rep. Mike Bishop [R-MI8, 2015-2018]
#187 0.8% Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#187 0.8% Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA6]
#187 0.8% Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19, 2003-2016]
#187 0.8% Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA10]
#187 0.8% Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#187 0.8% Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#194 0.8% Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#194 0.8% Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#194 0.8% Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#194 0.8% Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#194 0.8% Rep. Edward “Scott” Rigell [R-VA2, 2011-2016]
#199 0.7% Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#199 0.7% Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6, 2009-2018]
#199 0.7% Rep. French Hill [R-AR2]
#199 0.7% Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#199 0.7% Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#199 0.7% Rep. John Mica [R-FL7, 1993-2016]
#199 0.7% Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4]
#199 0.7% Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#207 0.6% Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#207 0.6% Rep. Patrick Meehan [R-PA7, 2011-2018]
#207 0.6% Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4]
#207 0.6% Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21, 2013-2018]
#207 0.6% Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#207 0.6% Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#213 0.6% Rep. Warren Davidson [R-OH8]
#214 0.5% Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#214 0.5% Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#214 0.5% Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#214 0.5% Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#218 0.5% Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#218 0.5% Rep. Bruce Poliquin [R-ME2, 2015-2018]
#220 0.4% Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16]
#220 0.4% Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL6]
#220 0.4% Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR4]
#220 0.4% Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1]
#224 0.3% Rep. Dan Benishek [R-MI1, 2011-2016]
#224 0.3% Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#224 0.3% Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#224 0.3% Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#228 0.2% Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23]
#228 0.2% Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#230 0.2% Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA5]
#230 0.2% Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#230 0.2% Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC7]
#230 0.2% Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21]
#234 0.1% Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL18]
#235 0.1% Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#236 0.0% Rep. Justin Amash [I-MI3]
#236 0.0% Rep. James Comer [R-KY1]
#236 0.0% Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#236 0.0% Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7, 2009-2018]
#236 0.0% Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#236 0.0% Sen. Martha McSally [R-AZ]
#236 0.0% Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#236 0.0% Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#236 0.0% Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#236 0.0% Rep. David Young [R-IA3, 2015-2018]
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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 114th Congress) was the 114th Congress (freshmen) or 113th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.