Congressional Member Profiles

Sen. Shelley Capito

Sen. Shelley Capito

Republican, West Virginia
Office 202-224-6472 | @SenCapito | Facebook




Votes for Children


Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored


Actions Against the Interests of Children

Sen. Capito represents a state with a child poverty rate of 24.5 percent. 10.8 percent of children in this state are in extreme poverty, 20.6 percent are food insecure, and 3.4 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Sen. Capito has taken 2 votes that would help the children in her state. She has introduced 0 bills and cosponsored 14 bills to help children. Sen. Capito has taken 4 actions in support of legislation we believe to be against the interests of children.

This report card includes information on more than 800 bills introduced during this Congress. So far, Sen. Capito has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted against H.R.3401 the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019.

  • voted for H.R.6074 the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020.

  • voted for H.R.6201 the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1013 the School-Based Health Centers Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1644 the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1703 the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1770 the RISE from Trauma Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1832 the Smoke-Free Schools Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1880 the Treatment Family Care Services Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1918 the Hunger-Free Summer for Kids Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2373 the Rural Maternal and Obstetric Modernization of Services Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2530 the School Safety Clearinghouse Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2619 the Healthy Start Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2681 the Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2976 the Advancing Support for Working Families Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3139 the Lawful Interstate Transportation of Firearms Act.

  • co-sponsored S.605 the Child Care Workforce and Facilities Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.69 the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.737 the Building Blocks of STEM Act.

  • co-sponsored S.85 the A bill to reauthorize the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act..

  • As with any scorecard, this tool is inherently limited. Some members may score differently than they might expect because a committee assignment requires they work primarily on issues outside the scope of CDF’s portfolio. Additionally, because the important work done by leadership in Congress is not entirely captured by our model, Members of Congress in leadership roles tend to appear near the middle of our range of grades. There are some data limitations as well. A truly comprehensive measure of action taken on behalf of children would likely include things like floor statements, committee votes, votes on amendments, public leadership, and much more. An expansion of this Report Card to include those additional data may be possible in the future.

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