Sen. John McCain [R]

Senator from Arizona

Elected Positions:

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

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

Issue Areas

McCain sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (23%) Crime and Law Enforcement (15%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (15%) International Affairs (13%) Immigration (13%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Health (8%) Native Americans (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1987 to Nov 2015, McCain missed 979 of 9,672 roll call votes, which is 10.1%. This is much worse than the median of 1.6% 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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