Read our 2016 Report Card for Kind.
Our unique analysis of the bills Kind has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Kind is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Ron Kind sits on the following committees:
Kind was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1043: RESPONSE Act of 2015
- H.R. 1644 (113th): To impose a limitation on the maximum amount of crop insurance premiums paid by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, to repeal the authority to provide direct payments ...
- H.R. 5552 (111th): Firearms Excise Tax Improvement Act of 2010
- H.R. 510 (111th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require that the payment of the manufacturers’ excise tax on recreational equipment be paid quarterly.
- H.R. 6580 (110th): Hubbard Act
- H.R. 6640 (110th): Fair Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2008
- H.R. 5212 (106th): Veterans’ Oral History Project Act
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Kind sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (31%) Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Education (11%) Health (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Agriculture and Food (9%) Animals (7%)
Some of Kind’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 406: Honoring our Heroes Act
- H.R. 5742: Uniting Families Act of 2016
- H.R. 5566: Wasteful Defense Spending Reduction Act of 2016
- H.R. 5489: Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act of 2016
- H.R. 4943: Tribal Tax and Investment Reform Act of 2016
- H.R. 4868: Rural Main Street Investment Credit Act of 2016
- H.R. 4397: Rail Safety Act
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|Kind’s Vote||Vote Description|
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.Res. 305: Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 1314) to amend the Internal Revenue Code ...
Jun 11, 2015. Passed 217/212.
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.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
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. 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 1997 to Jan 2017, Kind missed 362 of 13,557 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. ProPublica has tracked 84 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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