Sen. John McCain
Republican • Arizona • 5th Term • Sworn In 1987
- 15 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 83 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 31 of 100)
- 136 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 90 of 100) 1 Made Into Law (Ranks 90 of 100)
McCain was born August 29, 1936 in Coco Solo in the U.S controlled Panama Canal Zone. After high school graduation in 1954, McCain entered the United States Naval Academy and graduated in 1958. McCain became a Captain in the United States Navy. On October 26, 1967, McCain was shot down over Vietnam, and was held as a prisoner of war in Hanoi for five-and-a-half years, mostly in the infamous Hanoi Hilton. He was released from captivity in 1973. He was honorably discharged upon his retirement from the Navy in 1981.
During his military career he received a Silver Star Medal, a Bronze Star Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Purple Heart, and a Distinguished Flying Cross (USA). Official Senate Biography Read More...
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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
S.2733 - Obamacare Opt-Out Act of 2014Read twice and referred Jul 31, 2014 20 Views
A bill to establish a certification process for opting out of the individual health insurance mandate.
S.2670 - Keep the Promise Act of 2014Read twice and referred Jul 28, 2014 10 Views
A bill to prohibit gaming activities on certain Indian land in Arizona until the expiration of certain gaming compacts.
S.2619 - Children Returning on an Expedited and Safe Timeline ActRead twice and referred Jul 17, 2014 5 Views
A bill to prevent organized human smuggling, and for other purposes.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.Res.546Referred to the Committee Sep 16, 2014 2 Views
A resolution congratulating Indonesia's President-elect Joko Widodo on his electoral victory and commending the people of Indonesia on their c...
S.Res.540Sponsor introductory remarks on measure Sep 10, 2014 15 Views
A resolution recognizing September 15, 2014, as the International Day of Democracy, affirming the role of civil society as a cornerstone of de...
S.Res.539Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Sep 09, 2014 39 Views
A resolution relative to the death of James M. Jeffords, former United States Senator for the State of Vermont.
Recent Voting History
On the Nomination PN1738: John R. Bass, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of TurkeyAye (with party)September 17, 2014
On the Nomination PN1931: Stephen G. Burns, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the term of five years expiring June 30, 2019Nay (with party)September 16, 2014
On the Nomination PN1930: Jeffery Martin Baran, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the remainder of the term expiring June 30, 2015Nay (with party)September 16, 2014