King is the junior senator from Maine and is an Independent caucusing with the Democrats. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. King’s current term ends on Jan 3, 2019.
Read our 2017 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. See full analysis methodology.
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Angus King sits on the following committees:
- Senate Committee on Armed Services
- Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
- Senate Committee on the Budget
- Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
- Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
King was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
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. 3557: Invest in America Act
- S.Res. 669: A resolution supporting the designation of September 2018 as “National Alcohol and Drug ...
- S. 3326: Tax Fairness for Disabled Workers Act
- S.Res. 599: A resolution designating September 25, 2018, as “National Lobster Day”.
- S. 2241: A bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by clarifying ...
- S. 2232: Next Generation GRID Act
- S. 2164: A bill to amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 respecting the scoring ...
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On the Nomination PN1620: Charles P. Rettig, of California, to be Commissioner of Internal Revenue for the term expiring November 12, 2022
Sep 12, 2018. Nomination Confirmed 64/33.
On the Nomination PN1861: Richard Clarida, of Connecticut, to be Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for a term of four years
Aug 28, 2018. Nomination Confirmed 69/26.
On the Nomination PN372: Kevin Christopher Newsom, of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit
Aug 1, 2017. Nomination Confirmed 66/31.
H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating ...
Mar 30, 2017. Joint Resolution Passed 51/50.
Joe Biden never got the opportunity to break a single 50-50 Senate tie in eight years as vice president. Mike Pence has already broken two. One from last month has since become law: a measure allowing states to withhold federal Planned Parenthood funding. (The other ...
H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
The Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act (H.R. 5325) is an appropriations bill which extended funding at the previous year's levels up to December 9, 2016 (10 weeks). After this, a continuing ...
H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
H.R. 5771 (113th): Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014
Dec 16, 2014. Bill Passed 76/16.
S. 2280 (113th): A bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Nov 18, 2014. Bill Defeated 59/41.
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
From Jan 2013 to Nov 2018, King missed 16 of 1,728 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. 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.
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