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 and serves until Jan 3, 2025.
Read our 2020 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 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 3, 2017 to Dec 5, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Angus King sits on the following committees:
King was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- S. 2310: A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to conduct a study regarding codes and standards for use of energy storage systems across sectors and demonstrate certain second-life …
- S. 1918: Battery and Critical Mineral Recycling Act of 2021
- S. 3805 (116th): Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020
- S. 174 (116th): Securing Energy Infrastructure Act
- S. 101 (116th): Acadia National Park Boundary Clarification Act
- S. 715 (115th): Removing Outdated Restrictions to Allow for Job Growth Act
Does 6 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:
Recently Introduced Bills
King recently introduced the following legislation:
- S. 5067: Red Listing Monterey Bay Aquarium Act
- S. 5039: A bill to establish a temporary commission to develop a consensus and actionable …
- S. 4976: Trademark Licensing Protection Act of 2022
- S. 4941: CREAATE Act of 2022
- S. 4905: Primary and Behavioral Health Care Access Act of 2022
- S.Res. 778: A resolution supporting the designation of September 2022 as “National Recovery Month”.
- S. 4835: Small-diameter Timber and Underutilized Material Act of 2022
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2013 to Dec 2022, King missed 22 of 3,378 roll call votes, which is 0.7%. This is better than the median of 2.4% 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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