Kinzinger is the representative for Illinois’s 16th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Kinzinger is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
He was previously the representative for Illinois’s 11th congressional district as a Republican from 2011 to 2012.
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 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 3, 2017 to Jan 19, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
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Kinzinger was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 7639: To impose sanctions with respect to Turkey’s acquisition of the S-400 air and missile defense system.
- H.R. 4461: Network Security Information Sharing Act of 2019
- H.R. 5590 (115th): Opioid Addiction Action Plan Act
Does 3 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 (30%) Science, Technology, Communications (23%) Energy (12%) Commerce (9%) Health (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Transportation and Public Works (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (5%)
Some of Kinzinger’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 332: To amend the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 to encourage a victim-centered ...
- H.R. 9015 (116th): Preserving Existing Nuclear Energy Generation Act
- H.R. 7639: To impose sanctions with respect to Turkey’s acquisition of the S-400 air and ...
- H.Res. 1031: Condemning the cyber attacks on American persons and organizations conducting research related to ...
- H.R. 7406: Nuclear Licensing Efficiency Act
- H.R. 7360: Wireless Resiliency and Flexible Investment Act
- H.R. 7361: Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Clarification Act of 2020
From Jan 2011 to Jan 2021, Kinzinger missed 154 of 6,316 roll call votes, which is 2.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% 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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