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Rep. Jack Kingston

Former Representative for Georgia’s 1st District

Kingston was the representative for Georgia’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1993 to 2014.

Photo of Rep. Jack Kingston [R-GA1, 1993-2014]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Kingston.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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.

Enacted Legislation

Kingston was the primary sponsor of 13 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

Kingston sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (23%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (16%) Taxation (13%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Labor and Employment (6%) International Affairs (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Kingston voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

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 ...

Kingston voted Nay

Kingston voted Aye

Kingston voted Nay

Kingston voted Nay

Kingston voted Aye

Kingston voted No

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack ...

Kingston voted No

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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