Kilpatrick was the representative for Michigan’s 13th congressional district and was a Democrat. She served from 2003 to 2010.
She was previously the representative for Michigan’s 15th congressional district as a Democrat from 1997 to 2002.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
In 2009 Kilpatrick was investigated for receiving impermissible travel gifts. The House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct concluded Representative Kilpatrick did not knowingly accept impermissble travel gifts. In 2010, Representative Kilpatrick lost the Democratic primary.
|Jun. 8, 2009||House Office of Congressional Ethics recommended that the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct further review the allegations|
|Feb. 26, 2010||House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct concluded Representative Kilpatrick did not knowingly accept impermissble travel gifts|
|2010||Kilpatrick lost the Democratic primary.|
Kilpatrick is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010 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 Kilpatrick sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 21, 2010. See full analysis methodology.
Kilpatrick was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 2967 (109th): To designate the Federal building located at 333 Mt. Elliott Street in Detroit, Michigan, as the “Rosa Parks Federal Building”.
Does 1 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).
Kilpatrick sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Kilpatrick’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4273 (111th): Pediatric Workforce Investment Act
- H.Res. 684 (111th): Recognizing and honoring Howard University School of Law’s 140-year legacy of social ...
- H.R. 3098 (111th): Caring for an Aging America Act of 2009
- H.Con.Res. 150 (111th): Supporting the goals and ideals of African American Bone Marrow Awareness Month.
- H.R. 1982 (111th): Veterans Entitlement to Service (VETS) Act of 2009
- H.R. 6337 (110th): Caring for an Aging America Act of 2008
- H.Con.Res. 372 (110th): Supporting the goals and ideals of Black Music Month and to honor ...
From Jan 1997 to Dec 2010, Kilpatrick missed 695 of 9,363 roll call votes, which is 7.4%. This is much worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. 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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
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