Kildee was the representative for Michigan’s 5th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2003 to 2012.
He was previously the representative for Michigan’s 9th congressional district as a Democrat from 1993 to 2002; and the representative for Michigan’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 1977 to 1992.
Kildee is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013 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 Kildee sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 1, 2013. See full analysis methodology.
Kildee was the primary sponsor of 35 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 1402 (112th): To authorize the Architect of the Capitol to establish battery recharging stations for privately owned vehicles in parking areas under the jurisdiction of the House of Representatives ...
- H.R. 2004 (111th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4282 Beach Street in Akron, Michigan, as the “Akron Veterans Memorial Post Office”.
- H.R. 1852 (111th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4282 Beach Street in Akron, Ohio, as the “Akron Veterans Memorial Post Office”.
- H.R. 2786 (110th): Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2008
- H.R. 1429 (110th): Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007
- H.R. 2276 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 203 North Main Street in Vassar, Michigan, as the “Corporal Christopher E. Esckelson Post Office ...
- H.R. 2358 (110th): Native American $1 Coin Act
Does 35 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).
Kildee sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Kildee’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6175 (112th): National Park Service Study Act of 2012
- H.Res. 574 (112th): Expressing support for designation of the week of March 12, 2012, through ...
- H.R. 3821 (112th): After School for America’s Children Act of 2012
- H.R. 3568 (112th): Native Culture, Language, and Access for Success in Schools Act
- H.R. 2928 (112th): To provide relief to the Pottawatomi Nation in Canada for settlement of ...
- H.R. 2358 (112th): Reengaging Americans in Serious Education by Uniting Programs Act
- H.R. 1619 (112th): MADE Act
From Jan 1977 to Jan 2013, Kildee missed 33 of 21,630 roll call votes, which is 0.2%. This is better than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. 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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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
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills