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Rep. Dale Kildee

Former Representative for Michigan’s 5th District

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.

Photo of Rep. Dale Kildee [D-MI5, 2003-2012]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 liberal–conservative 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.

Enacted Legislation

Kildee was the primary sponsor of 35 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Kildee sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (35%) Government Operations and Politics (29%) Native Americans (10%) Health (6%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%) Economics and Public Finance (6%) Social Welfare (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Kildee voted Aye

Kildee voted No

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

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Kildee voted Aye

Missed Votes

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.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: