Rep. Robert Harris
Former Representative for Pennsylvania’s 6th District
Legislators who enslaved Black people
From Dec 1823 to Mar 1827, Harris missed 11 of 205 roll call votes, which is 5.4%. This is better than the median of 16.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1827. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1823-May 1824||79||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1824-Mar 1825||15||2||13.3%||41st|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000