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).

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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)

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 (32%) Immigration (11%) International Affairs (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) Health (9%) Native Americans (8%) Taxation (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

McCain’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.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1987 to Dec 2016, McCain missed 984 of 9,857 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

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