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2018 Report Cards
House Republicans / Missed Votes

These statistics dissect the legislative records of Members of Congress during the 115th Congress (Jan 3, 2017-Jan 3, 2019), as of Jan 20, 2019.

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 115th Congress.

House Republicans
most absent
#1 29.2% Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
#2 26.4% Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6, 2011-2018]
#3 19.1% Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019]
#4 16.2% Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
#5 15.0% Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018]
#6 14.8% Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0, 2011-2018]
#7 14.6% Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15, 2013-2018]
#8 14.5% Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL17, 2013-2018]
#9 14.3% Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1, 2011-2018]
#10 12.9% Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL27, 2013-2018]
#11 12.4% Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16, 2011-2018]
#12 12.1% Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9, 2001-2018]
#13 11.5% Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11, 2011-2018]
#14 10.8% Rep. Thomas Garrett [R-VA5, 2017-2018]
#15 10.4% Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11]
#16 10.1% Rep. Francis Rooney [R-FL19]
#17 9.8% Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6, 2013-2018]
#18 9.8% Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4, 2011-2018]
#19 9.7% Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2, 2009-2018]
#20 9.4% Rep. Billy Long [R-MO7]
#21 9.3% Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48, 2013-2018]
#22 9.2% Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2, 2005-2018]
#22 9.2% Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]
#24 8.9% Rep. Dave Trott [R-MI11, 2015-2018]
#25 8.4% Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49, 2003-2018]
#26 7.7% Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]
#26 7.7% Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6]
#28 7.6% Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9, 2013-2018]
#29 7.5% Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND]
#29 7.5% Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]
#29 7.5% Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
#32 7.4% Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26, 2015-2018]
#32 7.4% Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA12, 2019-2019]
#34 6.9% Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA11]
#34 6.9% Rep. Mimi Walters [R-CA45, 2015-2018]
#36 6.8% Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018]
#36 6.8% Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]
#38 6.7% Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4]
#38 6.7% Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018]
#40 6.6% Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10, 2013-2018]
#40 6.6% Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]
#40 6.6% Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018]
#43 6.4% Rep. Barbara Comstock [R-VA10, 2015-2018]
#43 6.4% Rep. Mia Love [R-UT4, 2015-2018]
#43 6.4% Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]
#46 6.3% Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
#46 6.3% Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15]
#48 6.1% Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
#49 6.0% Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]
#50 6.0% Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4]
#50 6.0% Rep. Scott Taylor [R-VA2, 2017-2018]
#52 5.8% Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14, 2011-2018]
#52 5.8% Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4]
#52 5.8% Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson [R-ID2]
#55 5.6% Rep. Steve Russell [R-OK5, 2015-2018]
#56 5.5% Rep. Rod Blum [R-IA1, 2015-2018]
#56 5.5% Rep. John Rutherford [R-FL4]
#58 5.1% Rep. Matt Gaetz [R-FL1]
#59 4.6% Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6, 1985-2018]
#60 4.5% Rep. Mike Bishop [R-MI8, 2015-2018]
#60 4.5% Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4]
#62 4.4% Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12]
#62 4.4% Rep. Liz Cheney [R-WY0]
#64 4.3% Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4]
#65 4.2% Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
#66 4.1% Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
#66 4.1% Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]
#68 4.1% Rep. Ryan Costello [R-PA6, 2015-2018]
#69 3.9% Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3]
#70 3.8% Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]
#71 3.7% Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]
#71 3.7% Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
#73 3.6% Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9]
#73 3.6% Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13]
#73 3.6% Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7]
#73 3.6% Rep. Gregg Harper [R-MS3, 2009-2018]
#73 3.6% Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22]
#73 3.6% Rep. Don Young [R-AK0]
#79 3.5% Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27]
#79 3.5% Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4, 2011-2018]
#81 3.3% Sen. Martha McSally [R-AZ]
#81 3.3% Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford [R-SC1, 2013-2018]
#83 3.2% Rep. John Carter [R-TX31]
#83 3.2% Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018]
#85 3.1% Rep. Clay Higgins [R-LA3]
#85 3.1% Rep. John Katko [R-NY24]
#87 3.1% Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#87 3.1% Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
#89 3.0% Rep. Mark Amodei [R-NV2]
#89 3.0% Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]
#91 2.9% Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6]
#91 2.9% Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1]
#93 2.8% Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]
#94 2.7% Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
#94 2.7% Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]
#94 2.7% Rep. Jason Lewis [R-MN2, 2017-2018]
#94 2.7% Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
#94 2.7% Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC6]
#99 2.7% Rep. Ralph Norman [R-SC5]
#100 2.6% Rep. Jodey Arrington [R-TX19]
#100 2.6% Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
#100 2.6% Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
#103 2.6% Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018]
#103 2.6% Rep. George Holding [R-NC2]
#103 2.6% Rep. Trey Hollingsworth [R-IN9]
#106 2.5% Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO4]
#106 2.5% Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17]
#106 2.5% Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE1]
#106 2.5% Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA6]
#106 2.5% Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6]
#111 2.4% Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25, 2015-2018]
#111 2.4% Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#113 2.3% Rep. Daniel Donovan [R-NY11, 2015-2018]
#113 2.3% Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2, 1988-2018]
#113 2.3% Rep. Neal Dunn [R-FL2]
#113 2.3% Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
#117 2.2% Rep. Buddy Carter [R-GA1]
#117 2.2% Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
#117 2.2% Rep. David Kustoff [R-TN8]
#117 2.2% Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#117 2.2% Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8]
#122 2.1% Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23]
#122 2.1% Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14]
#122 2.1% Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT2]
#122 2.1% Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
#126 2.1% Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
#126 2.1% Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
#128 2.0% Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018]
#128 2.0% Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16]
#128 2.0% Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8]
#128 2.0% Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21, 2013-2018]
#132 1.9% Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
#132 1.9% Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018]
#132 1.9% Rep. Mike Johnson [R-LA4]
#132 1.9% Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]
#132 1.9% Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7]
#137 1.8% Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr [R-KY6]
#137 1.8% Rep. David “Dave” Brat [R-VA7, 2014-2018]
#137 1.8% Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018]
#137 1.8% Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]
#137 1.8% Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14]
#142 1.7% Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA10]
#142 1.7% Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC7]
#142 1.7% Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3]
#145 1.7% Rep. John Curtis [R-UT3]
#146 1.7% Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36]
#146 1.7% Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9]
#148 1.6% Rep. Steve King [R-IA4]
#148 1.6% Rep. Mike Rogers [R-AL3]
#148 1.6% Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2]
#151 1.5% Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA5]
#151 1.5% Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#151 1.5% Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3, 2011-2018]
#154 1.4% Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX5, 2003-2018]
#154 1.4% Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA10]
#154 1.4% Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6]
#154 1.4% Rep. Alex Mooney [R-WV2]
#154 1.4% Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7]
#159 1.3% Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA12]
#159 1.3% Rep. Mike Gallagher [R-WI8]
#159 1.3% Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
#159 1.3% Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL6]
#159 1.3% Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018]
#159 1.3% Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX25]
#165 1.2% Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5]
#165 1.2% Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]
#165 1.2% Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3]
#165 1.2% Rep. Lloyd Smucker [R-PA11]
#165 1.2% Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2]
#165 1.2% Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1]
#171 1.2% Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA14]
#171 1.2% Rep. French Hill [R-AR2]
#171 1.2% Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]
#171 1.2% Rep. Erik Paulsen [R-MN3, 2009-2018]
#171 1.2% Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL15]
#176 1.1% Rep. Greg Gianforte [R-MT0]
#177 1.1% Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8]
#177 1.1% Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN6]
#177 1.1% Rep. Tom MacArthur [R-NJ3, 2015-2018]
#177 1.1% Rep. Bruce Poliquin [R-ME2, 2015-2018]
#181 1.0% Rep. Ron Estes [R-KS4]
#182 1.0% Rep. Jack Bergman [R-MI1]
#182 1.0% Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#182 1.0% Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]
#185 0.9% Rep. Warren Davidson [R-OH8]
#185 0.9% Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL18]
#185 0.9% Rep. Brian Mast [R-FL18]
#188 0.9% Rep. Troy Balderson [R-OH12]
#189 0.8% Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2, 1995-2018]
#189 0.8% Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#189 0.8% Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
#192 0.7% Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6, 2009-2018]
#192 0.7% Rep. Paul Mitchell [R-MI10]
#192 0.7% Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
#192 0.7% Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2]
#196 0.7% Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL1]
#196 0.7% Rep. John Faso [R-NY19, 2017-2018]
#196 0.7% Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH7]
#196 0.7% Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3]
#196 0.7% Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
#201 0.6% Rep. Debbie Lesko [R-AZ8]
#202 0.6% Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12]
#202 0.6% Rep. Ted Budd [R-NC13]
#202 0.6% Rep. James Comer [R-KY1]
#202 0.6% Rep. Trent Kelly [R-MS1]
#202 0.6% Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1]
#202 0.6% Rep. Claudia Tenney [R-NY22, 2017-2018]
#202 0.6% Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2]
#202 0.6% Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR4]
#210 0.5% Rep. Drew Ferguson [R-GA3]
#210 0.5% Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
#210 0.5% Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21]
#213 0.4% Rep. Jim Banks [R-IN3]
#214 0.3% Rep. Andy Biggs [R-AZ5]
#214 0.3% Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA1]
#214 0.3% Rep. Roger Marshall [R-KS1]
#214 0.3% Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1]
#214 0.3% Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA12, 2013-2018]
#219 0.2% Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1]
#219 0.2% Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
#219 0.2% Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI4]
#222 0.2% Rep. Karen Handel [R-GA6, 2017-2018]
#223 0.2% Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
#223 0.2% Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#223 0.2% Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7, 2009-2018]
#223 0.2% Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
#227 0.1% Rep. Justin Amash [I-MI3]
#227 0.1% Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE2]
#227 0.1% Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]
#227 0.1% Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5]
#231 0.0% Rep. Michael Cloud [R-TX27]
#231 0.0% Rep. Kevin Hern [R-OK1]
#231 0.0% Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
#231 0.0% Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]
#231 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 115th Congress) 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.