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Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 06/25/2007

Perfect Attendance in the House

While the news media makes much of lawmakers who miss a large percentage of votes in the House or Senate, less attention is paid to those who show up for every last roll call, even the ones congratulating sports teams and commemorating a week or month. A new feature on washingtonpost.com's Congress Votes Database now shows those members with perfect voting attendance, which includes 23 (as of this writing) members of the House.

The group includes four freshmen lawmakers, all Democrats: Jason Altmire of Pennsylvania, Steve Cohen of Tennessee, Phil Hare of Illinois and Charles Wilson of Ohio.

The super reliable Rep. Dale Kildee, D-Mich., also made the list. He last missed a vote on Oct. 28, 2000 (it was to approve the House journal).

Nine of the 23 perfect House voters are Republicans, including Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen of New Jersey, who has never had a perfect attendance record for an entire two-year Congress since being elected in 1995.

By  |  01:37 PM ET, 06/25/2007

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