Read our 2017 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. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Peter “Pete” King sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Homeland Security
- Chair, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence
- Member, Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications
- House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
- House Committee on Financial Services
King was the primary sponsor of 10 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- 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”.
- H.J.Res. 38 (109th): Recognizing Commodore John Barry as the first flag officer of the United States Navy.
- H.R. 2452 (108th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 339 Hicksville Road in Bethpage, New York, as the “Brian C. Hickey Post Office Building”.
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 about one third or more 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 (33%) Taxation (16%) Health (11%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) International Affairs (7%) Emergency Management (5%)
Some of King’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4657: Customs Business Fairness Act of 2017
- H.Res. 664: Calling for the immediate extradition or rendering to the United States of convicted ...
- H.R. 4638: National Commission on Scleroderma and Fibrotic Diseases Act of 2017
- H.R. 4468: To direct the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is ...
- H.R. 4307: Public School Emergency Relief Act
- H.R. 4282: Protecting UACs Through Enhanced Sponsor Vetting Act of 2017
- H.R. 4057: Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2017
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S. 140: A bill to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund.
Jan 10, 2018. Passed 239/173.
H.R. 511: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015
Nov 17, 2015. Passed 249/177.
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2577: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
Jun 9, 2015. Passed 216/210.
This bill is the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, a yearly federal spending bill. The bill began as the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2016. However in a House vote on May 26, the ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.Con.Res. 105 (113th): Prohibiting the President from deploying or maintaining United States Armed Forces in a sustained combat role in ...
Jul 25, 2014. Passed 370/40.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
H.Res. 317 (111th): Recognizing the region from Manhattan, Kansas, to Columbia, Missouri, as the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, and ...
Sep 15, 2009. Passed 312/108.
H.Res. 1525 (110th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 1424) to amend section 712 of ...
Oct 3, 2008. Passed 223/205.
From Jan 1993 to Jan 2018, King missed 401 of 16,689 roll call votes, which is 2.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 52 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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