Rubio misses 99 votes
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Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - US officials expect 'saddest week,' glimmers of COVID-19 relief Momentum grows to change medical supply chain from China Confusion surrounds launch of 9B in small-business loans 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) MoranRand Paul's coronavirus diagnosis sends shockwaves through Senate Sinema criticizes Paul for alleged behavior ahead of coronavirus test results: 'Absolutely irresponsible' Hillicon Valley: Facebook, Twitter dismantle Russian interference campaign targeting African Americans | YouTube to allow ads on coronavirus videos | Trump signs law banning federal funds for Huawei equipment MORE (R-Kan.), who missed 8.01 percent of votes, and Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), who missed 6.83 percent.

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 Armed Services chairman calls for removal of Navy chief Overnight Defense: Trump 'may look into' dismissal of Navy captain | Acting Navy chief stands by speech calling ousted captain 'stupid' | Dems call for chief's firing | Hospital ship to take coronavirus patients Democratic lawmakers call for Navy chief's firing MORE (R-Mich.) and Rep. Steve WomackStephen (Steve) Allen WomackOvernight Defense: Lawmakers tear into Pentagon over .8B for border wall | Dems offer bill to reverse Trump on wall funding | Senators urge UN to restore Iran sanctions Lawmakers trade insults over Trump budget cuts Deficits to average record .3 trillion over next decade: CBO 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.