Kirkpatrick was the representative for Arizona’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. She served from 2019 to 2022.
She was previously the representative for Arizona’s 1st congressional district as a Democrat from 2013 to 2016; and the representative for Arizona’s 1st congressional district as a Democrat from 2009 to 2010.
Read our 2022 Report Card for Kirkpatrick.
Kirkpatrick is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2022 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 Kirkpatrick sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Dec 27, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Kirkpatrick was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 670 (116th): Udall Park Land Exchange Completion Act
- H.R. 4416 (113th): To redesignate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 161 Live Oak Street in Miami, Arizona, as the “Staff Sergeant Manuel V. Mendoza Post …
- H.R. 862 (113th): To authorize the conveyance of two small parcels of land within the boundaries of the Coconino National Forest containing private improvements that were developed based upon the …
- H.R. 3553 (111th): Indian Veterans Housing Opportunity Act of 2010
- H.R. 1065 (111th): White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010
- H.R. 1513 (111th): Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2009
- H.R. 1762 (111th): To repeal section 10(f) of Public Law 93-531, commonly known as the “Bennett Freeze”.
Does 7 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).
Kirkpatrick sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Public Lands and Natural Resources (50%) Armed Forces and National Security (30%) Taxation (20%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Kirkpatrick recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 9475 (117th): TEACH Act of 2022
- H.R. 6451 (117th): Chiricahua National Park Act
- H.Res. 794 (117th): Recognizing the heroic efforts of United States and Coalition forces who conducted …
- H.R. 3940 (117th): Local Journalism Sustainability Act
- H.Res. 307 (117th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress should continue …
- H.R. 2029 (117th): American Dream Employment Act of 2021
- H.R. 250 (117th): January 8<sup>th</sup>National Memorial Act
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2009 to Dec 2022, Kirkpatrick missed 396 of 6,136 roll call votes, which is 6.5%. This is much worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2022. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills