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 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
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 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 3, 2017 to Aug 9, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Ron Estes sits on the following committees:
Estes was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 3383 (115th): To designate the flood control project in Sedgwick County, Kansas, commonly known as the Wichita-Valley Center Flood Control Project, as the “M.S. ‘Mitch’ Mitchell Floodway”.
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).
Estes sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (18%) Crime and Law Enforcement (18%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (14%) Labor and Employment (14%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Water Resources Development (9%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Social Welfare (9%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Estes recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 7963: Strategic Petroleum Reserve Replenishment Act
- H.Con.Res. 63: Permitting the remains of the late Honorable Robert Joseph Dole, formerly a Senator …
- H.Res. 839: Expressing the profound sorrow of the House of Representatives on the death of …
- H.R. 5619: Marginal Well Protection Act
- H.R. 5480: To clarify the applicability of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 to …
- H.R. 4197: Strengthening Social Security for Survivors Act
- H.R. 4085: Unclaimed Savings Bond Act of 2021
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Apr 2017 to Aug 2022, Estes missed 77 of 2,811 roll call votes, which is 2.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% 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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