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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.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Americans for Prosperity: 100% FreedomWorks: 91% NumbersUSA: 62% NIAC Action: D 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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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:

Water Resources Development (50%) Transportation and Public Works (50%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Estes’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 6157: Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019
Sep 26, 2018. Passed 361/61.
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 for the Department of Defense base budget, which is an increase of $17.1 billion above FY18 levels, and $68.1 billion ...
Nay H.R. 3823: Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017
Sep 25, 2017. Failed 245/171.
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 expiring health programs, and includes provisions to increase the availability of private flood insurance for individuals in flood zones. Federal ...
Yea H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
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 that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...

Missed Votes

From Apr 2017 to Mar 2019, Estes missed 12 of 1,113 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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