Kind, a Democrat, is the representative for Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 7, 1997. Kind is next up for reelection in 2018.
Read our 2016 Report Card for Kind.
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 liberal–conservative 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. See full analysis methodology.
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Ron Kind sits on the following committees:
Kind was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1043 (114th): RESPONSE Act of 2015
- H.R. 5552 (111th): Firearms Excise Tax Improvement Act of 2010
- 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 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 about one third or more 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).
Kind sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (29%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Education (12%) Animals (10%) Health (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Agriculture and Food (8%)
Some of Kind’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4637: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to encourage retirement savings by ...
- H.R. 4480: Exploring the Future of Work Act
- H.R. 4454: Chronic Wasting Disease Management Act
- H.R. 4380: Better Jobs for Veterans Act of 2017
- H.R. 4226: Veterans Access to Care Act
- H.R. 4056: Disaster Insurance Risk Equality Act
- H.R. 3700: Investing in 21st Century Schools Act
|Kind’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.R. 308: Keep the Promise Act of 2015
Nov 16, 2015. Failed 263/146.
H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
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. 3309 (113th): Innovation Act
Dec 5, 2013. Passed 325/91.
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 Dec 2017, Kind missed 367 of 14,182 roll call votes, which is 2.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% 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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