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Sen. Jon Kyl

Senator for Arizona

Kyl is the junior senator from Arizona and is a Republican. He has served since Sep 5, 2018. Kyl was appointed to the Senate to fill a vacancy and is up for reelection in a special election in 2020.

He was previously a senator from Arizona as a Republican from 1995 to 2012; and the representative for Arizona’s 4th congressional district as a Republican from 1987 to 1994.

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Enacted Legislation

Kyl was the primary sponsor of 22 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

Kyl sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (19%) Economics and Public Finance (19%) Law (16%) Health (12%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%) Native Americans (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Kyl’s Vote Vote Description
Yea On the Nomination PN632: Jesse M. Furman, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York
Feb 17, 2012. Nomination Confirmed 62/34.
Yea H.R. 1540 (112th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Dec 15, 2011. Conference Report Agreed to 86/13.
Yea On the Nomination PN154: Heather A. Higginbottom, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget
Oct 20, 2011. Nomination Confirmed 64/36.
Nay On the Nomination PN399: Susan Owens Hickey, of Arkansas, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Arkansas
Oct 13, 2011. Nomination Confirmed 83/8.
Yea H.J.Res. 48 (112th): Additional Continuing Appropriations Amendments, 2011
Mar 17, 2011. Joint Resolution Passed 87/13.
Yea H.R. 4853 (111th): Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
Dec 15, 2010. Motion Agreed to 81/19.
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010), also known as the 2010 Tax Relief Act, was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010, and signed into ...
Nay S.J.Res. 5 (111th): A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of obligations under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.
Jan 15, 2009. Joint Resolution Defeated 42/52.
Nay H.R. 6124 (110th): Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008
Jun 18, 2008. Veto Overridden 80/14.
Nay H.R. 2419 (110th): Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008
Dec 14, 2007. Bill Passed 79/14.
The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub.L. 110–234, H.R. 2419, 122 Stat. 923, enacted May 22, 2008, also known as the 2008 U.S. Farm Bill) was a $288 billion, five-year agricultural policy bill that was passed into law by the United States Congress ...
Yea On the Nomination PN177: Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., in the Army, to be General
Feb 8, 2007. Nomination Confirmed 83/14.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to Sep 2018, Kyl missed 82 of 6,005 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is on par with 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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