Sen. Joe Manchin III

Senator from West Virginia, Democrat

Manchin, a Democrat, has been a senator from West Virginia since Nov 15, 2010 (next election in 2018).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Manchin has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Manchin is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Manchin for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Joe Manchin III sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Manchin sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (24%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%) Environmental Protection (12%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (12%) Social Welfare (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Manchin’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed.
Nay H.R. 2029: Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
Dec 18, 2015. Motion Agreed to.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Nay H.R. 1735: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Oct 7, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed.
Nay H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 24, 2015. Motion Agreed to.
Nay H.R. 1314: Trade Act of 2015
May 22, 2015. Bill Passed.

Missed Votes

From Nov 2010 to Dec 2016, Manchin missed 30 of 1,689 roll call votes, which is 1.8%. This is on par with the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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