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Rep. Watkins Abbitt

Former Representative for Virginia’s 4th District

Abbitt was the representative for Virginia’s 4th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1947 to 1972.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Feb 1948 to Oct 1972, Abbitt missed 375 of 3,629 roll call votes, which is 10.3%. This is on par with the median of 10.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1972. 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.

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Primary Sources

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