California lawmakers have wide discrepancy in missed votes

Mar 3, 2015 1:36 PM by News Staff

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has the best attendance record among the members of the California congressional delegation. He missed only one vote out of 1,204 cast in the last session.

Doug LaMalfa, the congressional representative for California's 1st District and much of the North State has missed 31 of 1,311 roll call votes, which is 2.4 percent. The median is 2.2 percent.

A trio of California representatives who opted not to seek re-election - John Campbell, Gary Miller and Gloria Negrete McLeod - had among the worst attendance records in the 2013-14 session.

Campbell, a Republican who represented an Orange County district, retired after serving five terms. He missed 527 votes during the last Congress, or 43.8 percent. That was the second-highest percentage of missed votes in the House. Miller missed 417 votes, the fourth most.

The statistics were compiled by, a website designed to help citizens understand their representatives' legislative records.

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