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Sen. John Kennedy

Senator for Louisiana

pronounced jon // KE-nuh-dee

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

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Read our 2017 Report Card for Kennedy.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Americans for Prosperity: 100% FreedomWorks: 100% 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:

Finance and Financial Sector (100%)

Recent Bills

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Kennedy’s Vote Vote Description
Yea S. 139: FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017
Jan 18, 2018. Motion Agreed to 65/34.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017. The bill would extend so-called "section 702" government surveillance under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The bill was originally introduced and passed the Senate in 2017 as the Rapid DNA ...
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 Jan 2018, Kennedy missed 0 of 340 roll call votes, which is 0.0%. This is better than the median of 1.3% 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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