Sen. Shelley Capito

Senator from West Virginia, Republican

Capito, a Republican, has been the junior senator from West Virginia since Jan 6, 2015 (next election in 2020).

She was previously the representative for West Virginia's 2nd congressional district (2001-2014).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Capito has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her 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). Capito is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Capito for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Shelley Capito sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Capito sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (37%) Environmental Protection (19%) Health (17%) Finance and Financial Sector (15%) Labor and Employment (4%) Taxation (4%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2015 to Sep 2016, Capito missed 4 of 490 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. This is better than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 31 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: