King is the junior senator from Maine and is an Independent caucusing with the Democrats. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. King is next up for reelection in 2024.
Read our 2018 Report Card for King.
King is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate 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 King has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Oct 15, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Angus King sits on the following committees:
- Senate Committee on Armed Services
- Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
- Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
- Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
King was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- S. 101: Acadia National Park Boundary Clarification Act
- S. 715: Removing Outdated Restrictions to Allow for Job Growth Act
Does 2 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).
King sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of King’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2439: Trademark Licensing Protection Act of 2019
- S. 2425: CHP Support Act of 2019
- S.Res. 293: A resolution designating September 25, 2019, as “National Lobster Day”.
- S. 2048: Joint Long-Term Storage Act of 2019
- S. 1603: DELIVER Act of 2019
- S. 1620: PRIME Act
- S. 942: Real Time Transparency Act
From Jan 2013 to Oct 2019, King missed 16 of 2,081 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. This is better than the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of senators 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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