I noticed the other day that Nancy Boyda voted "Present" on HR 1401, the Rail and Public Transportation Security Act. Every other Democrat voted for it as did 74 Republicans.
In my opinion, the only reason to ever vote present in Congress is if you have financial conflict of interest in the legislation. You are sent to Congress to make decisions and no piece of legislation is ever going to be perfect. So, you must weigh whether on balance the legislation is worth voting for or against? Will it make things better or worse?
I mentioned this to someone the other day, and they said they thought Boyda has voted present more than once, possibly four or five times. So I looked, and on the same day, she also voted "Present" on an amendment by the Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee.
I'm still looking at the voting record, but if that's true, that's a weak-kneed representative we have in Washington. I haven't researched it, but I'd be willing to bet Jim Ryun didn't vote present 4-5 times in 10 years, let alone 3 months. You may not have agreed with him, but at least he was a stand up guy.
Here's a message to Nancy Boyda, you were (unfortunately) sent to Washington to vote on our behalf. You were not sent there to simply show up.
Dedicated to the proposition that Nancy Boyda is a one termer.