Rubio misses 99 votes
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Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioHillicon Valley: Lawmakers worry as 'deepfakes' spread | New intel strategy sees threats from emerging tech | Google fined M under EU data rules | WhatsApp moves to curb misinformation Tlaib: 'Right wing media is now targeting my little sister' Airbnb is doing the Democrats' dirty work MORE (R-Fla.) has missed a greater percentage of votes over the course of his career than anyone else in the upper chamber, according to an analysis posted Tuesday by the news site Vocativ and

They found that the possible 2016 presidential candidate's absentee rate was 8.3 percent, since he missed 99 of his 1,198 opportunities to vote. He was closely followed by Sen. Jerry MoranGerald (Jerry) MoranOn The Money: Shutdown Day 26 | Pelosi calls on Trump to delay State of the Union | Cites 'security concerns' | DHS chief says they can handle security | Waters lays out agenda | Senate rejects effort to block Trump on Russia sanctions Senate rejects effort to block Trump on Russia sanctions Overnight Defense: Trump faces blowback over report he discussed leaving NATO | Pentagon extends mission on border | Senate advances measure bucking Trump on Russia sanctions MORE (R-Kan.), who missed 8.01 percent of votes, and Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), who missed 6.83 percent.
Rubio is joined on the list by another possible 2016 contender, Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzGroup aiming to draft Beto O’Rourke unveils first 2020 video Howard Dean looking for a 'younger, newer' Democratic nominee in 2020 Congress can stop the war on science MORE (R-Texas). Cruz has missed 6.32 percent of the 712 votes that have taken place during his short tenure.

In the House, Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) had the highest absence rate. He has missed 16.34 percent of the 27,195 opportunities he has had to vote over the course of his career, according to the analysis. The average absentee rate in the house was 2.8 percent.

Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashHouse passes bill expressing support for NATO Dems revive impeachment talk after latest Cohen bombshell McCarthy, allies retaliate against Freedom Caucus leader MORE (R-Mich.) and Rep. Steve WomackStephen (Steve) Allen WomackPelosi to make history with second Speakership GOP rep says Dems want to hand Trump a government shutdown House budget chairman says government shutdown remains up in the air MORE (R-Ark.) both have perfect attendance rates.
Republicans were more likely to have missed votes in the Senate, the analysis found, and Democrats were more likely to have missed votes in the House. It's not entirely surprising that members of the minority party would miss more votes than lawmakers from the majority, since they have less of an incentive to pass bills.
Like Schatz, lawmakers who represent the states furthest from Washington, D.C., seem to be the exception to that rule. Rep. Don YoungDonald (Don) Edwin YoungLive coverage: House elects new Speaker as Dems take charge Inside the Trump-Congress Christmas meltdown House GOP and Puerto Rico governor agree on statehood vote MORE (R-Alaska) and Rep. Jaime Herrera BeutlerJaime Lynn Herrera BeutlerLatest funding bill to reopen the government fails in House On The Money: Trump says he won't declare emergency 'so fast' | Shutdown poised to become longest in history | Congress approves back pay for workers | More federal unions sue over shutdown Overnight Energy: House votes to reopen Interior, EPA | Dems question EPA over Wheeler confirmation prep | Virginia Dem backs Green New Deal MORE (R-Wash.) were among the top 10 members who have missed the largest percentage of votes.