Sen. John McCain

Senator from Arizona, Republican

McCain, a Republican, has been a senator from Arizona since Jan 6, 1987 (next election in 2016).

He was previously the representative for Arizona's 1st congressional district (1983-1986).



Our unique analysis of the bills McCain 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). McCain is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for McCain for more statistics.

Committee Membership

John McCain sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

McCain sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (31%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Immigration (12%) International Affairs (12%) Health (10%) Native Americans (8%) Agriculture and Food (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1987 to Sep 2016, McCain missed 984 of 9,853 roll call votes, which is 10.0%. This is much worse than 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: