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)
Read our 2015 Report Card for Capito for more statistics.
Shelley Capito sits on the following committees:
Senate Committee on Appropriations
- Chairman, Subcommittee on Legislative Branch
- Member, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, 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
- Joint Committee on the Library
- Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
- Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
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%)
Some of Capito’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3308: Improving Transparency and Accuracy in Medicare Part D Spending Act
- S. 3137: Alzheimer’s Beneficiary and Caregiver Support Act
- S. 2955: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
- S. 2872: NAS Healthy Babies Act
- S. 2882: Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016
- S.Res. 454: A resolution recognizing the Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response program on its ...
- S. 2823: Steel Industry Preservation Act
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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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