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 Jun 17, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
David McKinley sits on the following committees:
McKinley was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 8893 (116th): Coronavirus Assistance for American Families Act
- H.R. 5865 (116th): CCUS Innovation Act
- 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
Does 9 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 (30%) Energy (16%) Taxation (14%) Environmental Protection (11%) Labor and Employment (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%)
Some of McKinley’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3422: To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to make changes with respect ...
- H.R. 3282: To reauthorize funding for drinking water programs under the Safe Drinking Water Act ...
- H.R. 2846: Ensuring Access to Lower-Cost Medicines for Seniors Act of 2021
- H.R. 2845: To extend the authorization of each of the National Coal Heritage Area and ...
- H.R. 2527: Food Recovery Transportation Act
- H.R. 2448: Opioid Settlement Accountability Act
- H.R. 1760: Carbon Capture Modernization Act
From Jan 2011 to Jun 2021, McKinley missed 36 of 6,471 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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