A list of TN congressional delegation’s missed vote percentages

Along with a USA Today article on congressional missed votes compiled by ProPublica, the Jackson Sun includes a list of all Tennessee members of Congress from the group.

The list shows 4th District Republican Rep. Scott DesJarlais of South Pittsburgh has the highest career percentage of missed votes in the Tennessee delegation. For just the year 2015 to date, Republican Rep. Phil Roe of Johnson City leads the list.

Both DesJarlais and Roe had valid reasons for missing some votes. DesJarlais underwent treatment for cancer last year and was at times sidelined from the Washington scene. Roe, in a letter to constituents advised this his wife, Pamela, was seriously ill and this would limit his time in Washington. She died March 5.

That said, here are the two lists:

Percentage of votes missed by Tennessee representatives, 2007-2015:

House

•Scott DesJarlais (R) 5.3 percent – missed 180 votes out of 3,379 opportunities

•Stephen Fincher (R) 4.5 percent – missed 151 votes out of 3,379 opportunities

•David Roe (R) 2.7 percent – missed 138 votes out of 5,031 opportunities

•Steve Cohen (D) 2.5 percent– missed 170 votes out of 6,906 opportunities

•Marsha Blackburn (R) 2.4 percent – missed 168 votes out of 6,906 opportunities

•Diane Black (R) 2.0 percent – missed 69 votes out of 3,379 opportunities

•Jim Cooper (D) 1.8 percent – missed 121 votes out of 6,906 opportunities

•Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann (R) 1.6 percent – missed 53 votes out of 3,379 opportunities

•John Duncan Jr. (R) 1.0 percent – missed 68 votes out of 6,906 opportunities

Senate

•Lamar Alexander (R) 3.9 percent – missed 108 votes out of 2,771 opportunities

•Bob Corker (R) 1.8 percent – missed 51 votes out of 2,771 opportunities

Rankings and percentage of missed votes in 2015:

House

The rankings are out of 435 members:

•Roe, 18.4 percent – ranks 4th

•Fincher, 12.4 percent – 13th

•DesJarlais, 3.1 percent – 123rd (tied with several)

•Blackburn, 2.6 percent – 162nd (tied with several)

•Duncan, 2.2 percent – 172nd (tied with several)

•Black, 2.2 percent – 172nd (tied with several)

•Cohen, 1.7 percent – 208th (tied with several)

•Fleischmann, 1.7 percent – 208th (tied with several)

•Cooper, 0.7 percent – 315th (tied with several)

Senate

The rankings are out of 100 senators:

•Corker, 3.8 percent – ranks 18th

•Alexander, 3.4 – ranks 19th (tied with several)

Note: The full Propublica House list is HERE; the Senate list HERE. The group’s overview story HERE.