McKinley is the representative for West Virginia’s 1st congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 5, 2011. McKinley is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
In 2016 McKinley received a letter of reproval for remaining a named partner in his prior business after being elected to Congress. The House Committee on Ethics concluded that McKinley violated House rules and issued a letter of reproval.
|Sep. 27, 2016||House Committee on Ethics concluded McKinley violated House rules and issued a letter of reproval|
Read our 2020 Report Card for McKinley.
McKinley 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 McKinley has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Mar 3, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
McKinley was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5616 (116th): Improving Safety and Security for Veterans Act of 2020
- H.R. 935 (116th): Miners Pension Protection Act
- H.R. 6716 (115th): To redesignate certain facilities of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
- H.R. 2122 (115th): To reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving Jennings Randolph Dam.
- H.R. 2108 (115th): GI Bill STEM Extension Act of 2017
- H.R. 1802 (114th): Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015
- H.R. 472 (114th): Eric Williams Correctional Officer Protection Act of 2015
Does 7 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
McKinley sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (27%) Energy (19%) Taxation (14%) Environmental Protection (12%) Labor and Employment (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (5%) Government Operations and Politics (5%)
Some of McKinley’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 1510: To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress a report ...
- H.R. 1156: To require the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information to report ...
- H.R. 1062: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend and allow an ...
- H.Res. 119: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal ...
- H.R. 944: To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize a loan repayment program ...
- H.R. 768: Block, Report, And Suspend Suspicious Shipments Act of 2021
- H.Res. 59: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Paris Agreement shall ...
From Jan 2011 to Mar 2021, McKinley missed 36 of 6,361 roll call votes, which is 0.6%. This is better than 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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