Sen. John “Jay” Rockefeller IV

Former Senator from West Virginia


Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
1985-2014 Senator West Virginia

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2014 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

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

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1985 to Dec 2014, Rockefeller missed 564 of 10,103 roll call votes, which is 5.6%. This is worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2014. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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