Republican Reps. Justin Amash of Michigan and Steve Womack of Arkansas have now both cast their 2,500th vote in the House, meaning the two Republicans share “the longest continuous voting streak among their current colleagues in the House.”
Amash, a Tea Party Republican, elected in the GOP wave of 2010 wave of tea-party candidates, noted the achievement in a Facebook post: “I just cast my 2,500th straight vote in Congress without having missed a vote. That’s the longest active vote streak of any representative.”
Since last night’s round of votes, Amash and Womack have now each racked up 2,520 consecutive roll-call votes. By comparison, the average representative has missed 2.4 percent of votes over their time in office. “I’m honored to set an example as a congressman who votes every time and explains every vote,” Amash said in a statement to National Journal.