Sen. Shelley Capito [R]

Senator from West Virginia

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
2015-2020 Senator West Virginia
2001-2014 Representative West Virginia's 2nd District

2014 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

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)

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 (21%) Finance and Financial Sector (19%) Health (8%) Energy (4%) Labor and Employment (4%) Transportation and Public Works (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 Nov 2015, Capito missed 2 of 309 roll call votes, which is 0.6%. This is better than the median of 1.6% 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

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