King is the representative for New York’s 2nd congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. King is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021 unless re-elected.
He was previously the representative for New York’s 3rd congressional district as a Republican from 1993 to 2012.
Read our 2019 Report Card for King.
King is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills King has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Jul 9, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Peter “Pete” King sits on the following committees:
King was the primary sponsor of 12 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 776: Emergency Medical Services for Children Program Reauthorization Act of 2019
- 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”.
- H.R. 3934 (109th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 80 Killian Road in Massapequa, New York, as the “Gerard A. Fiorenza Post Office Building”.
Does 12 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 sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Crime and Law Enforcement (18%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Taxation (13%) Health (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Sports and Recreation (8%) International Affairs (8%) Emergency Management (8%)
Some of King’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5910: For the relief of Terence George.
- H.R. 5570: Veteran Suicide Prevention Act
- H.R. 5452: Sandy Duplication of Benefits Fairness Act
- H.Res. 691: Honoring the accomplishments and charitable contributions of Peter Morgan Alonso of the New ...
- H.R. 4976: Supply Our Soldiers Act of 2019
- H.R. 4316: Public School Emergency Relief Act
- H.R. 4036: Volunteer Emergency Services Recruitment and Retention Act of 2019
From Jan 1993 to Jul 2020, King missed 445 of 18,009 roll call votes, which is 2.5%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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.
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