Vote — Feb 11, 2016 1:43 p.m.
Nomination Confirmed 93/0
Sen. Capito [R-WV]: Yea
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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).
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)
Shelley Capito sits on the following committees:
Capito sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Foreign Trade and International Finance (37%) Environmental Protection (20%) Finance and Financial Sector (20%) Health (8%) Transportation and Public Works (4%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (4%) Energy (4%) Labor and Employment (4%)
Some of Capito’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jan 2015 to Feb 2016, Capito missed 2 of 362 roll call votes, which is 0.6%. 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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