Read our 2018 Report Card for Capito.
Capito is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Capito has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to May 16, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Shelley Capito sits on the following committees:
Senate Committee on Appropriations
- Chair, Subcommittee on Department of Homeland Security
- Member, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
- Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
- Member, Subcommittee on Aviation and Space
- Member, Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet
- Member, Subcommittee on Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection
- Member, Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety
- Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
Capito was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- S. 94: Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act
- S. 3389 (115th): A bill to redesignate a facility of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
- S. 2872 (114th): NAS Healthy Babies Act
- H.R. 534 (112th): To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 217 West King Street, Martinsburg, West Virginia, as the “W. Craig Broadwater Federal Building and United ...
- H.R. 3305 (108th): Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act of 2003
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Capito sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Capito’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 1522: A bill to improve broadband data collection, mapping, and validation to support the ...
- S. 1507: A bill to include certain perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances in the toxics release ...
- S. 1334: Improving Mental Health Access from the Emergency Department
- S. 1190: Rural Access to Hospice Act of 2019
- S. 1126: Concentrating on High-value Alzheimer’s Needs to Get to an End (CHANGE) Act of ...
- S. 988: Improving Transparency and Accuracy in Medicare Part D Spending Act
- S. 671: Miners Pension Protection Act
From Jan 2015 to May 2019, Capito missed 11 of 1,217 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 1.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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