Kildee is the representative for Michigan’s 5th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Kildee is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021 unless re-elected.
Read our 2019 Report Card for Kildee.
Kildee is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Aug 7, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Daniel Kildee sits on the following committees:
Kildee was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
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).
Kildee sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (29%) Environmental Protection (27%) Labor and Employment (10%) International Affairs (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%) Taxation (6%) Housing and Community Development (6%)
Some of Kildee’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7687: To protect firefighters from exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, to establish a ...
- H.R. 7253: Flint Registry Reauthorization Act
- H.R. 7103: National Land Bank Network Act of 2020
- H.R. 6907: RELIEF for Main Street Act
- H.R. 6680: Strengthening Unemployment Insurance for Coronavirus Impacted Workers and Students Act
- H.R. 6053: Test Your Well Water Act
- H.R. 5682: Care for Veterans Act of 2020
From Jan 2013 to Jul 2020, Kildee missed 53 of 4,618 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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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