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Sen. Angus King

Senator for Maine

pronounced ANG-gus // king

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 2018.

Photo of Sen. Angus King [I-ME]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for King.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Angus King sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

King was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

King sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Energy (25%) Taxation (15%) Agriculture and Food (13%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (13%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Health (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%) Education (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

King’s Vote Vote Description
Nay 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.
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
Yea 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 ...
Nay S. 1: Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act
Mar 4, 2015. Veto Sustained 62/37.
On the first day of this Congress, January 3, 2015, 241 bills were introduced in the House and Senate. Legislation introduced on Day 1 is often meant to send a bold statement that “these are our top priorities” by party leadership, so the bill labeled ...
Yea H.R. 5771 (113th): Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014
Dec 16, 2014. Bill Passed 76/16.
Nay S. 2280 (113th): A bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Nov 18, 2014. Bill Defeated 59/41.
Yea H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to May 2018, King missed 16 of 1,585 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. This is on par with the median of 1.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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