Kim was the representative for California’s 41st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1993 to 1998.
On Oct. 6, 1998, the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct investigated Kim for accepting illegal corporate and foreign contributions and adopted a six count statement of alleged violations. On Aug. 11, 1997, he pleaded guilty in federal court. On Jun. 2, 1998, he was defeated in the primary.
Kim is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1998 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 Kim sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 1993 to Dec 17, 1998. See full analysis methodology.
Kim sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (20%) Economics and Public Finance (18%) Transportation and Public Works (13%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (11%) Environmental Protection (11%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Commerce (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%)
Some of Kim’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 526 (105th): Condemning the launching by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea of a ...
- H.Con.Res. 263 (105th): Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the seventeenth annual National ...
- H.Con.Res. 262 (105th): Authorizing the 1998 District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run ...
- H.R. 2751 (105th): General Services Administration Improvement Act of 1997
- H.R. 2341 (105th): Magnetic Levitation (MAGLEV) Transportation Technology Deployment Act of 1997
- H.Con.Res. 66 (105th): Authorizing the use of the Capitol grounds for the sixteenth annual National ...
- H.Con.Res. 67 (105th): Authorizing the 1997 Special Olympics Torch Relay to be run through the ...
From Jan 1993 to Dec 1998, Kim missed 0 of 3,649 roll call votes, which is 0.0%. This is better than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1998. 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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills