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Rep. Ron Kind

Representative for Wisconsin’s 3rd District

pronounced ron // kīnd


Kind is the representative for Wisconsin’s 3rd congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 7, 1997. Kind is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Photo of Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Kind 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 Kind has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Aug 12, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Ron Kind sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Kind was the primary sponsor of 16 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 16 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

Kind sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (44%) Health (28%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (6%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Kind recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Kind voted Yea

Kind voted Nay

Passed 219/210 on Mar 11, 2021.

Kind voted Nay

Kind voted Nay

Passed 369/47 on Dec 12, 2018.

See the Congressional Research Service's 122-page summary of the bill. * * * H.R. 2 amends and extends major programs for income support, food and …

Kind voted Yea

Kind voted Aye

Passed 218/208 on Jun 18, 2015.

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. …

Kind voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

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 …

Kind voted Aye

Kind voted No

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

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 …

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Aug 2022, Kind missed 508 of 16,531 roll call votes, which is 3.1%. This is worse than 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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Primary Sources

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