Rep. Joseph Kennedy III

Representative from Massachusetts’s 4th District, Democrat

Kennedy, a Democrat, has been the representative for Massachusetts's 4th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Kennedy has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Kennedy is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Kennedy for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Joseph Kennedy III sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Kennedy sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (27%) International Affairs (27%) Education (27%) Government Operations and Politics (18%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Kennedy’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 2017: Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015
Feb 12, 2016. Passed.
No H.Res. 546: Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 22) to authorize funds for Federal-aid ...
Dec 3, 2015. Passed.
Nay S. 1356: A bill to clarify that certain provisions of the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2014 will ...
Nov 5, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 880: American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2015
May 20, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Sep 2016, Kennedy missed 83 of 2,481 roll call votes, which is 3.3%. This is worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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