Read our 2020 Report Card for King.
King is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2020 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills King sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Dec 28, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
King was the primary sponsor of 13 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 776 (116th): Emergency Medical Services for Children Program Reauthorization Act of 2019
- H.R. 906 (116th): Merrill’s Marauders Congressional Gold Medal Act
- H.R. 5412 (115th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 25 2nd Avenue in Brentwood, New York, as the “Army Specialist Jose L. Ruiz Post …
- H.R. 3815 (114th): Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act
- H.R. 884 (110th): PACTS Act
- H.R. 6061 (109th): Secure Fence Act of 2006
- H.R. 5664 (109th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 110 Cooper Street in Babylon, New York, as the “Jacob Samuel Fletcher Post Office Building”.
Does 13 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
King sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (18%) Crime and Law Enforcement (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Taxation (13%) Health (13%) International Affairs (8%) Emergency Management (8%) Sports and Recreation (8%)
Some of King’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5910 (116th): For the relief of Terence George.
- H.R. 5570 (116th): Veteran Suicide Prevention Act
- H.R. 5452 (116th): Sandy Duplication of Benefits Fairness Act
- H.Res. 691 (116th): Honoring the accomplishments and charitable contributions of Peter Morgan Alonso of the …
- H.R. 4976 (116th): Supply Our Soldiers Act of 2019
- H.R. 4316 (116th): Public School Emergency Relief Act
- H.R. 4036 (116th): Volunteer Emergency Services Recruitment and Retention Act of 2019
From Jan 1993 to Dec 2020, King missed 456 of 18,124 roll call votes, which is 2.5%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2020. 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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: