Most lawmakers miss few votes in 2014

  • Tue Mar 18th, 2014 11:07am
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By Jerry Cornfield

The majority of Washington lawmakers didn’t miss a vote in the just-completed 60-day session.

That’s according to the Missed Votes Report released today by WashingtonVotes.org, a free online vote-tracking service offered by the Washington Policy Center.

Only three legislators missed more than 50 votes during this session and 90 lawmakers — 25 in the Senate, 65 in the House — racked up a perfect roll call record, according to the report.

Last year, when lawmakers held a 105-day session and three special sessions, 53 lawmakers had a perfect roll call record, according to Franz Gregory, director of WashingtonVotes.org.

Here’s the digest of what the group found for the 2014 session:

Bills introduced: 1,372

Roll Call votes in the House: 515

Roll Call votes in the Senate: 396

Measures passed by the Legislature: 237

Number of legislators who didn’t miss any of these votes: 90

Number of legislators who missed more than 50 votes: 3