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Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick

Former Representative for Arizona’s 2nd District

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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.

Photo of Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ2, 2019-2022]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 Report Card for Kirkpatrick.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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.

Enacted Legislation

Kirkpatrick was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Kirkpatrick voted Yea

Kirkpatrick voted Yea

Failed 263/146 on Nov 16, 2015.

Kirkpatrick voted Aye

Passed 247/178 on Jun 16, 2015.

The Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (IAA), H.R. 2596, was passed by the House on June 16. The IAA would authorize funding for …

Kirkpatrick voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of …

Kirkpatrick voted Nay

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December …

Kirkpatrick voted Aye

Kirkpatrick voted Nay

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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