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Sen. Marco Rubio (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 Moran (R-Kan.), who missed 8.01 percent of votes, and Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), who missed 6.83 percent.

{mosads}Rubio is joined on the list by another possible 2016 contender, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Cruz has missed 6.32 percent of the 712 votes that have taken place during his short tenure.
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) has not missed a vote since she arrived in the Senate in 1997.

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 Amash (R-Mich.) and Rep. Steve Womack (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 Young (R-Alaska) and Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.) were among the top 10 members who have missed the largest percentage of votes.
Tags Don Young Jaime Herrera Beutler Jerry Moran Justin Amash Marco Rubio Steve Womack Susan Collins Ted Cruz

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