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).



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%) Environmental Protection (12%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (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

From Nov 2010 to Sep 2016, Manchin missed 30 of 1,678 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: