Sen. John McCain

Senator from Arizona


Senior Senator

Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
1987-2016 Senator Arizona
1983-1986 Representative Arizona's 1st District

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2014 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

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)

Committee Membership

John McCain sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1987 to Apr 2015, McCain missed 971 of 9,531 roll call votes, which is 10.2%. This is worse than the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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Recent Legislative Activity

Reported by Committee

S. 152: Keep the Promise Act of 2015

Sponsor: Sen. John McCain [R-AZ]

Last Action: Committee on Indian Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.

Explanation: The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on April 29, 2015.

Apr 29, 2015