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Rep. Adam Kinzinger

Representative for Illinois’s 16th District

Kinzinger, a Republican, is the representative for Illinois's 16th congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 3, 2013. Kinzinger is next up for reelection in 2018.

He was previously the representative for Illinois's 11th congressional district (2011-2012).

Photo of Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Kinzinger.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Americans for Prosperity: 80% The Club for Growth: 56% FreedomWorks: 55% Human Rights Campaign: 36% League of Conservation Voters: 6% American Civil Liberties Union: 5% NIAC Action: F Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Committee Membership

Adam Kinzinger sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Kinzinger sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (29%) Energy (20%) Science, Technology, Communications (20%) Health (11%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Economics and Public Finance (6%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Kinzinger’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Kinzinger’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.Res. 599: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to United States policy towards Yemen, and for other purposes.
Nov 13, 2017. Passed 366/30.
Nay H.R. 511: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015
Nov 17, 2015. Passed 249/177.
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Nay H.Con.Res. 105 (113th): Prohibiting the President from deploying or maintaining United States Armed Forces in a sustained combat role in ...
Jul 25, 2014. Passed 370/40.
Nay S. 25 (113th): South Utah Valley Electric Conveyance Act
Feb 11, 2014. Passed 326/90.
This is a budget bill that makes small changes to the budget deal enacted previously. Although the bill began as the "South Utah Valley Electric Conveyance Act" and had passed the Senate in that form, the House replaced the text of the bill in whole ...
Nay H.R. 1022 (112th): Buffalo Soldiers in the National Parks Study Act
Jan 25, 2012. Passed 338/70.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Nov 2017, Kinzinger missed 58 of 4,772 roll call votes, which is 1.2%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 15 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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