Rep. Nick Rahall II

Former Representative from West Virginia’s 3rd District, Democrat

Rahall, a Democrat, was the representative for West Virginia's 3rd congressional district from 1993 to 2014.

He was previously the representative for West Virginia's 4th congressional district (1977-1992).



Our unique analysis of the bills Rahall sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Rahall is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2014 Statistics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Rahall for more statistics.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Rahall sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (25%) Transportation and Public Works (22%) Environmental Protection (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Labor and Employment (9%) Animals (6%) Emergency Management (6%) Government Operations and Politics (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1977 to Dec 2014, Rahall missed 844 of 22,834 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. This is worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2014. ProPublica has tracked 10 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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