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Rep. Ron Estes

Representative for Kansas’s 4th District

pronounced ron // ess-TUSS

Estes is the representative for Kansas’s 4th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Apr 25, 2017. Estes is next up for reelection in 2020.

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Estes.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Estes 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 Estes has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Dec 3, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

FreedomWorks: 91% Americans for Prosperity: 87% United States Chamber of Commerce: 82% NumbersUSA: 62% The Club for Growth: 61% NIAC Action: D Human Rights Campaign: 0% League of Conservation Voters: 0% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Committee Membership

Ron Estes sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Estes was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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Does 1 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Estes sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (33%) Taxation (22%) Water Resources Development (22%) Transportation and Public Works (22%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Estes voted Yea

Passed 361/61 on Sep 26, 2018.

H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion ...

Estes voted Yea

Passed 366/52 on Jul 25, 2018.

The House Amendment to S. 1182 extends the National Flood Insurance Program, which is set to expire July 31, 2018, through November 30, 2018. This ...

Estes voted Nay

Failed 245/171 on Sep 25, 2017.

The bill reauthorizes the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for six months, provides certain tax benefits for victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, reauthorizes certain ...

Estes voted Yea

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe ...

Missed Votes

From Apr 2017 to Dec 2019, Estes missed 18 of 1,635 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than 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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Primary Sources

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