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.
Read our 2020 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 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 May 7, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
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Ron Kind sits on the following committees:
Kind was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 6214 (116th): To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of testing for COVID-19 at no cost sharing under the Medicare Advantage program.
- H.R. 1922 (116th): Restoring Access to Medication Act of 2019
- H.R. 1222 (116th): Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act
- H.R. 2498 (116th): PACT Act
- H.R. 1993 (116th): Providing Retirement Security to Workers in Small Businesses, Cooperatives, and Service Organizations Act of 2019
- H.R. 1903 (114th): To amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to eliminate the consumptive demand exception to prohibition on importation of goods made with convict labor, forced labor, or indentured ...
- H.R. 3863 (112th): Fair Military Leave Act
Does 11 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).
Kind sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Kind’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 382: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should ...
- H.R. 3109: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to treat certain amounts paid ...
- H.R. 2927: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and the Employee Retirement Income ...
- H.R. 2447: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for an exclusion ...
- H.R. 2094: To provide for the publication by the Secretary of Health and Human Services ...
- H.R. 1977: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income ...
- H.R. 1885: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to adjust certain rural ...
From Jan 1997 to Apr 2021, Kind missed 505 of 15,795 roll call votes, which is 3.2%. 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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