Does your elected representative listen to you or do they just vote the party line? How Republicans voted.


If your Congressman or Senator tells you that they plan to look at all the facts before voting then … it could happen. Maybe.

If they tell you that they are an independent thinker and that they will make up their own mind — well, again, it could happen although not likely.

There is a huge, overwhelming probability that they will vote the party line.

How often do legislators vote the party line? For both parties:

House: average for all members: 90.4%
Senate: average for all members: 86.7%

!! Least likely to vote the party line:

House: Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX)
* Representing: Texas, District 14
* Voted with Republican Party: 77.9 percent of 715 votes.

Senate: Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME)
* Representing: Maine
* Voted with Republican Party: 58.0 percent of 319 votes.

Both Paul and Snowe have among the abolute highest approval ratings from citizens in their home districts or states:
— Ron Paul won his last election (2008) with 40% more votes than his opponent. That is not a landslide but a tsunami.
— Olympia Snowe: has never dropped below 70% and usually hovers at 80% popularity in her home state of Maine (currently, even after being the lone Republican to move Obamacare to a floor debate and vote).

Below are the Top 10 Republican House members and Senators and how often they vote the party line.

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House of Representatives
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97.3% Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO)
* Representing: Missouri, District 6
* Voted with Republican Party: 97.3% of 733 votes.

96.5% Rep. Mary Fallin (R-OK)
* Representing: Oklahoma, District 5
* Voted with Republican Party: 96.5% of 780 votes.

96.1% Rep. John Boozman (R-AR)
* Representing: Arkansas, District 3
* Voted with Republican Party: 96.1% of 786 votes.

96.1% Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO)
* Representing: Missouri, District 9
* Voted with Republican Party: 96.1% of 778 votes.

95.8% Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
* Representing: California, District 22
* Voted with Republican Party: 95.8% of 777 votes.

95.7% Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA)
* Representing: California, District 52
* Voted with Republican Party: 95.7% of 787 votes.

95.7% Rep. Robert Latta (R-OH)
* Representing: Ohio, District 5
* Voted with Republican Party: 95.7% of 788 votes.

95.6% Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
* Representing: Washington, District 5
* Voted with Republican Party: 95.6% of 772 votes.

95.5% Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC)
* Representing: South Carolina, District 2
* Voted with Republican Party: 95.5% of 782 votes.

95.4% Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE)
* Representing: Nebraska, District 3
* Voted with Republican Party: 95.4% of 785 votes.

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Senate
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94.2% Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA)
* Representing: Georgia
* Voted with Republican Party: 94.2% of 311 votes.

93.9% Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA)
* Representing: Georgia
* Voted with Republican Party: 93.9% of 314 votes.

93.4% Sen. John Thune (R-SD)
* Representing: South Dakota
* Voted with Republican Party: 93.4% of 319 votes.

92.4% Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)
* Representing: North Carolina
* Voted with Republican Party: 92.4% of 314 votes.

92.3% Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)
* Representing: Texas
* Voted with Republican Party: 92.3% of 313 votes.

92.2% Sen. James Risch (R-ID)
* Representing: Idaho
* Voted with Republican Party: 92.2% of 319 votes.

91.9% Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY)
* Representing: Wyoming
* Voted with Republican Party: 91.9% of 320 votes.

91.7% Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY)
* Representing: Wyoming
* Voted with Republican Party: 91.7% of 313 votes.

91.7% Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)
* Representing: Louisiana
* Voted with Republican Party: 91.7% of 312 votes.

91.3% Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK)
* Representing: Oklahoma
* Voted with Republican Party: 91.3% of 312 votes.

Source: Washington Post Vote Tracker – 111th Congress

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