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Sen. John Kennedy

Senator for Louisiana

pronounced jon // KE-nuh-dee

Kennedy is the junior senator from Louisiana and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2017. Kennedy is next up for reelection in 2022.

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Analysis

Read our 2017 Report Card for Kennedy.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

FreedomWorks: 100% Americans for Prosperity: 92% NumbersUSA: 75% NIAC Action: F Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Committee Membership

John Kennedy sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Kennedy sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (50%) Finance and Financial Sector (50%)

Recent Bills

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Kennedy’s Vote Vote Description
Yea S.J.Res. 52: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating ...
May 16, 2018. Joint Resolution Passed 52/47.
Nay H.R. 1892: Further Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018; Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018, the SUSTAIN Care Act of 2018; Family First Prevention Services Act.; Honoring Hometown ...
Feb 9, 2018. Motion Agreed to 71/28.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of funding for the federal government through March 23, 2018, to avert a government shutdown that would have occurred on February 9, 2018 had this bill not been enacted. The bill was introduced as the Honoring Hometown Heroes ...
Yea H.J.Res. 123: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes.
Dec 7, 2017. Joint Resolution Passed 81/14.
Nay On the Nomination PN999: Gregory G. Katsas, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit
Nov 28, 2017. Nomination Confirmed 50/48.
Nay H.J.Res. 111: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection relating to “Arbitration ...
Oct 24, 2017. Joint Resolution Passed 51/50.
H.J.Res. 111 would disapprove and nullify the rule issued by the Bureau of Consumer Protection (CFPB) on July 10, 2017, regarding final arbitration pertaining to consumer finance contracts. The Congressional Review Act, enacted in 1996, establishes special congressional procedures for disapproving a broad range of ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Jun 2018, Kennedy missed 0 of 461 roll call votes, which is 0.0%. This is better than the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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