Read our 2018 Report Card for Kinzinger.
Kinzinger is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Kinzinger has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Oct 11, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Adam Kinzinger sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Foreign Affairs
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy, and the Environment
- Member, Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism
- House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Kinzinger was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Kinzinger sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (33%) Science, Technology, Communications (21%) Energy (14%) Health (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) Transportation and Public Works (7%) Immigration (5%) Crime and Law Enforcement (5%)
Some of Kinzinger’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4461: Network Security Information Sharing Act of 2019
- H.R. 3908: Truth in Spending Act of 2019
- H.R. 3206: Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Act of 2019
- H.R. 2595: Improving Middle Class Access to Higher Education Act
- H.R. 1860: No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act
- H.R. 1616: European Energy Security and Diversification Act of 2019
- H.R. 1453: European Energy Security and Diversification Act of 2019
From Jan 2011 to Sep 2019, Kinzinger missed 116 of 5,900 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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