Lautenberg Replacement Missed 21% Of Votes Held Since Taking Office

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U.S. Sen. Jeff Chiesa

U.S. Sen. Jeff Chiesa

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jeffrey Chiesa, appointed to fill the late U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s seat until a special election could be held, has missed more votes since he was sworn in on June 10 than any other Senator, according to a Star-Ledger report.

Chiesa has only been present for 44 of 56 votes during that period, missing 21 percent of them. However, his absence did not affect any of the outcomes, according to the newspaper.

The senator’s office told the newspaper that he missed two Senate voting sessions and the committee hearings because he was on a family vacation that had been scheduled before he took office. The Senate is currently on a six-week break.

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