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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, by calling for entire states to be disenfranchised in the 2020 presidential election, fomented the terrorist attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 that aimed to prevent the determination of the next president of the United States. Shortly after the 2020 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 discounted, claiming that some voters there followed procedures set by the wrong state officials. The case amplified lies and conspiracy theories that fueled the movement that led to the attack on the Capitol. The Supreme Court rejected the case. Following the rejection of several cases before the Supreme Court, one legislator called for violence. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the attack on the Capitol, Mooney voted for the exclusion of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania — states narrowly won by Democrats — from the count of Electoral College votes that determined the next President of the United States.
Photo of Rep. Alexander Mooney [R-WV2]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2020 Report Card for Mooney.

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 Jun 11, 2021. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

The Club for Growth: 85% United States Chamber of Commerce: 75% The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: B League of Conservation Voters: 2% Human Rights Campaign: 0% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

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 (42%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (23%) Taxation (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) International Affairs (8%)

Recent Bills

Some of Mooney’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

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 Nay

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe ...

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 May 2021, Mooney missed 51 of 3,645 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% 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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: