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. 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.
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%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (16%) Government Operations and Politics (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
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H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.R. 4681 (113th): Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015
Dec 10, 2014. Passed 325/100.
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
S. 1603 (113th): Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act
Sep 16, 2014. Passed 359/64.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
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S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
H.R. 2965 (111th): Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010
Jul 8, 2009. Passed 386/41.
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H.R. 31 (111th): Lumbee Recognition Act
Jun 3, 2009. Passed 240/179.
H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.
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.
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