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2017 Report Cards
House Republicans / Missed Votes

These special year-end statistics dissect the legislative records of Members of Congress during the 2017 legislative year (Jan 3, 2017-Dec 31, 2017), looking at Members who served at the end of that period. This page was last updated on Jan 6, 2018.

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 2017.

House Republicans
most absent
#1 40.4% Rep. Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1, 2013-2018]
#2 37.9% Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#3 18.9% Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#4 16.1% Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#5 15.9% Rep. Thomas Garrett [R-VA5, 2017-2018]
#6 13.7% Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15, 2013-2018]
#7 13.0% Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#8 12.8% Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16, 2011-2018]
#9 12.4% Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018]
#10 12.1% Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#11 11.5% Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#11 11.5% Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA12, 2019-2019]
#13 10.7% Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#14 10.3% Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#15 9.9% Rep. Francis Rooney [R-FL19]
#16 9.4% Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#17 9.2% Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#18 9.0% Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1, 2011-2018]
#18 9.0% Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#20 8.9% Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26, 2015-2018]
#21 8.7% Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17, 2013-2018]
#21 8.7% Rep. John Rutherford [R-FL4]
#23 8.5% Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4]
#24 7.9% Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#25 7.7% Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#25 7.7% Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#27 7.5% Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11, 2011-2018]
#27 7.5% Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6, 2011-2018]
#27 7.5% Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6, 2013-2018]
#27 7.5% Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#31 5.6% Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27, 2013-2019]
#31 5.6% Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#31 5.6% Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#31 5.6% Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#35 5.2% Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#35 5.2% Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#37 5.1% Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#38 4.9% Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2, 2005-2018]
#38 4.9% Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#40 4.4% Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#40 4.4% Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#40 4.4% Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6, 2013-2018]
#43 4.2% Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#44 3.9% Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#44 3.9% Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7, 2011-2019]
#44 3.9% Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#47 3.8% Rep. Trey Hollingsworth [R-IN9]
#47 3.8% Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2, 2009-2018]
#49 3.7% Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#50 3.5% Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018]
#50 3.5% Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#50 3.5% Rep. Scott Taylor [R-VA2, 2017-2018]
#53 3.4% Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#53 3.4% Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#53 3.4% Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#53 3.4% Rep. Dave Trott [R-MI11, 2015-2018]
#57 3.2% Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#57 3.2% Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#59 3.1% Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#59 3.1% Rep. Buddy Carter [R-GA1]
#59 3.1% Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#62 3.0% Rep. Ryan Costello [R-PA6, 2015-2018]
#62 3.0% Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#62 3.0% Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#62 3.0% Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#66 2.8% Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#66 2.8% Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#66 2.8% Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9, 2013-2018]
#69 2.7% Rep. Barbara Comstock [R-VA10, 2015-2018]
#69 2.7% Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#71 2.5% Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#71 2.5% Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23]
#71 2.5% Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16]
#71 2.5% Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#71 2.5% Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#76 2.4% Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#76 2.4% Rep. Steve Russell [R-OK5, 2015-2018]
#76 2.4% Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC6]
#79 2.3% Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15, 2005-2018]
#79 2.3% Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA6]
#79 2.3% Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018]
#79 2.3% Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#79 2.3% Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21, 2013-2018]
#84 2.1% Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#84 2.1% Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#84 2.1% Rep. John Katko [R-NY24]
#84 2.1% Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#84 2.1% Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#84 2.1% Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL6]
#90 2.0% Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#90 2.0% Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#90 2.0% Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#90 2.0% Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6]
#90 2.0% Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA10]
#90 2.0% Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#90 2.0% Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#97 1.8% Rep. Clay Higgins [R-LA3]
#98 1.7% Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND]
#98 1.7% Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#98 1.7% Rep. French Hill [R-AR2]
#98 1.7% Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#98 1.7% Sen. Martha McSally [R-AZ]
#98 1.7% Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#104 1.5% Rep. Rod Blum [R-IA1, 2015-2018]
#104 1.5% Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7, 2014-2018]
#104 1.5% Rep. Neal Dunn [R-FL2]
#104 1.5% Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#104 1.5% Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3, 2009-2018]
#104 1.5% Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
#104 1.5% Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#104 1.5% Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#104 1.5% Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#113 1.4% Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36]
#113 1.4% Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#113 1.4% Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4, 2011-2018]
#113 1.4% Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#113 1.4% Rep. Tom MacArthur [R-NJ3, 2015-2018]
#113 1.4% Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#113 1.4% Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#113 1.4% Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#113 1.4% Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#122 1.3% Rep. Ralph Norman [R-SC5]
#123 1.3% Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#123 1.3% Rep. Matt Gaetz [R-FL1]
#123 1.3% Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#123 1.3% Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25, 2015-2018]
#123 1.3% Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#123 1.3% Rep. Lloyd Smucker [R-PA11]
#123 1.3% Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#123 1.3% Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#123 1.3% Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#132 1.1% Rep. John Curtis [R-UT3]
#133 1.1% Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#133 1.1% Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14, 2011-2018]
#133 1.1% Rep. Mike Johnson [R-LA4]
#133 1.1% Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#133 1.1% Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#133 1.1% Rep. Patrick Meehan [R-PA7, 2011-2018]
#133 1.1% Rep. Paul Mitchell [R-MI10]
#133 1.1% Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#133 1.1% Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4]
#133 1.1% Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#143 1.0% Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#143 1.0% Rep. Liz Cheney [R-WY0]
#143 1.0% Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#143 1.0% Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#143 1.0% Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#143 1.0% Rep. Mia Love [R-UT4, 2015-2018]
#143 1.0% Rep. Alex Mooney [R-WV2]
#143 1.0% Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0, 2011-2018]
#143 1.0% Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#143 1.0% Rep. Bruce Poliquin [R-ME2, 2015-2018]
#143 1.0% Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4, 2011-2018]
#143 1.0% Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#143 1.0% Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#156 0.8% Rep. Mike Bishop [R-MI8, 2015-2018]
#156 0.8% Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#156 0.8% Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10, 2013-2018]
#156 0.8% Rep. John Faso [R-NY19, 2017-2018]
#156 0.8% Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#156 0.8% Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#156 0.8% Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#156 0.8% Rep. Evan Jenkins [R-WV3, 2015-2018]
#156 0.8% Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#156 0.8% Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC7]
#156 0.8% Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#156 0.8% Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#156 0.8% Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1]
#169 0.8% Rep. Greg Gianforte [R-MT0]
#170 0.7% Rep. Jodey Arrington [R-TX19]
#170 0.7% Rep. Warren Davidson [R-OH8]
#170 0.7% Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN6]
#170 0.7% Rep. Mike Gallagher [R-WI8]
#170 0.7% Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#170 0.7% Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA10]
#170 0.7% Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#170 0.7% Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#170 0.7% Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#179 0.6% Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12]
#179 0.6% Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6, 2009-2018]
#179 0.6% Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27, 2011-2018]
#179 0.6% Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#179 0.6% Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL18]
#179 0.6% Rep. Brian Mast [R-FL18]
#179 0.6% Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#179 0.6% Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#179 0.6% Rep. Claudia Tenney [R-NY22, 2017-2018]
#188 0.4% Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA12]
#188 0.4% Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO4]
#188 0.4% Rep. James Comer [R-KY1]
#188 0.4% Rep. Daniel Donovan [R-NY11, 2015-2018]
#188 0.4% Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#188 0.4% Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14]
#188 0.4% Rep. David Kustoff [R-TN8]
#188 0.4% Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#188 0.4% Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#188 0.4% Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#188 0.4% Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3, 2011-2018]
#199 0.3% Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA5]
#199 0.3% Rep. Jim Banks [R-IN3]
#199 0.3% Rep. Andy Biggs [R-AZ5]
#199 0.3% Rep. Ted Budd [R-NC13]
#199 0.3% Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#199 0.3% Rep. Drew Ferguson [R-GA3]
#199 0.3% Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA1]
#199 0.3% Rep. Trent Kelly [R-MS1]
#199 0.3% Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7, 2009-2018]
#199 0.3% Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#199 0.3% Rep. Roger Marshall [R-KS1]
#199 0.3% Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#199 0.3% Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#199 0.3% Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21]
#199 0.3% Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#199 0.3% Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#199 0.3% Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#199 0.3% Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR4]
#217 0.2% Rep. Ron Estes [R-KS4]
#218 0.1% Rep. Justin Amash [I-MI3]
#218 0.1% Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE2]
#218 0.1% Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#218 0.1% Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#218 0.1% Rep. Jason Lewis [R-MN2, 2017-2018]
#218 0.1% Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#218 0.1% Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#218 0.1% Rep. Mimi Walters [R-CA45, 2015-2018]
#226 0.0% Rep. Jack Bergman [R-MI1]
#226 0.0% Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#226 0.0% Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#226 0.0% Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#226 0.0% Rep. Karen Handel [R-GA6, 2017-2018]
#226 0.0% Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#226 0.0% Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#226 0.0% Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#226 0.0% Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#226 0.0% Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3, 2009-2018]
#226 0.0% Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12, 2013-2018]
#226 0.0% Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#226 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 2017) was the 115th Congress (freshmen) or 114th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.