Rep. Mia Love skips 83 percent of votes in lame-duck session, most of any ousted lawmaker

This article originally appeared in 2 KUTV. Read it in its entirety here.

Congresswoman Mia Love has been largely absent from Washington, D.C., since losing re-election. She’s missed 83.5 percent of votes since the beginning of November, according to data found on government transparency website GovTrack. It’s the worst lame-duck voting record of the nearly three dozen federal lawmakers who were defeated in November. 

Love represents more than 750,000 Utahns for another week in the midst of a partial government shutdown.

 “Her constituents in CD4 (congressional district 4) who work for the federal government should be probably the most disappointed of all that they don’t have a voice up on Capitol Hill in Washington, day six of a shutdown, over the holiday season,” said Josh Kanter, founder of progressive watchdog nonprofit Alliance for a Better Utah. “They’re not getting a paycheck. She is, and why isn’t she there fighting for these people?”

Love, who earns $174,000 per year in the position, voted just 14 out of 85 times since November.

“Her constituents are effectively going unrepresented,” Kanter said.

This article originally appeared in 2 KUTV. Read it in its entirety here.

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