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Rep. Alexander Mooney

Representative for West Virginia’s 2nd District

pronounced A-liks // MOO-nee


Mooney is the representative for West Virginia’s 2nd congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 6, 2015. Mooney is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Mooney is among the Republican legislators who participated in the months-long, multifarious attempted coup following the 2020 presidential election. Shortly after the election, Mooney joined a case before the Supreme Court calling for all the votes for president in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — states that were narrowly won by Democrats — to be discarded, in order to change the outcome of the election, based on lies and a preposterous legal argument which the Supreme Court rejected. (Following the rejection of several related cases before the Supreme Court, another legislator who joined the case called for violence.) On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the insurrection at the Capitol, Mooney voted to reject the state-certified election results of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania (states narrowly won by Democrats), which could have changed the outcome of the election. These legislators have generally changed their story after their vote, claiming it was merely a protest and not intended to change the outcome of the election as they clearly sought prior to the vote. The January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol disrupted Congress’s count of electors that determined the outcome of the presidential election with the goal to prevent President Joe Biden from taking office.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

Rep. Mooney is accused of using campaign funds for personal purposes and for failing to properly report reimbursements to himself.

Jul. 23, 2021 Office of Congressional Ethics recommended further review by the House Committee on Ethics
Aug. 25, 2021 Roll Call reported the nature of the investigation
Sep. 7, 2021 House Committee on Ethics extended its investigation
Oct. 21, 2021 House Committee on Ethics published the Office of Congressional Ethics Report and Findings
Feb. 7, 2022 House Committee on Ethics extended their review
May. 23, 2022 House Committee on Ethics published the Office of Congressional Ethics Report and Findings and the member's response
Photo of Rep. Alexander Mooney [R-WV2]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Mooney is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Mooney has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jul 1, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Alexander Mooney sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Mooney sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (50%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (18%) Taxation (18%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Government Operations and Politics (7%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Mooney recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Mooney voted Nay

Passed 361/69 on Mar 9, 2022.

Mooney voted Nay

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due …

Mooney voted Nay

Mooney voted No

Passed 218/208 on Jun 18, 2015.

This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. …

Mooney voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of …

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Jun 2022, Mooney missed 58 of 4,237 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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