Kingston was the representative for Georgia’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1993 to 2014.
Read our 2014 Report Card for Kingston.
Kingston is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014 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 Kingston sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 11, 2014. See full analysis methodology.
Kingston was the primary sponsor of 13 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 2112 (112th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012
- H.R. 2687 (112th): Fort Pulaski National Monument Lease Authorization Act
- H.R. 621 (111th): Girl Scouts USA Centennial Commemorative Coin Act
- H.R. 3470 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 744 West Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville, Georgia, as the “John Sidney ‘Sid’ Flowers Post Office ...
- H.R. 1808 (110th): To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia, as the “Charlie Norwood Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center”.
- H.R. 138 (109th): To revise the boundaries of John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System Jekyll Island Unit GA-06P.
- H.R. 1113 (108th): To authorize an exchange of land at Fort Frederica National Monument, and for other purposes.
Does 13 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).
Kingston sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (23%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (16%) Taxation (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) International Affairs (6%) Labor and Employment (6%)
Some of Kingston’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5821 (113th): Fort Frederica National Monument Boundary Expansion Act of 2014
- H.Res. 510 (113th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the National Institutes ...
- H.R. 3703 (113th): Approve the Pipeline Now Act
- H.R. 3702 (113th): Refinery Regulatory Reduction Act of 2013
- H.R. 3644 (113th): Eliminate Preventable Waste Act
- H.R. 3603 (113th): To limit the construction on United States soil of satellite positioning ground ...
- H.R. 3562 (113th): Fairness in Obamacare Act of 2013
From Jan 1993 to Dec 2014, Kingston missed 617 of 14,635 roll call votes, which is 4.2%. This is worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2014. 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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