King is the representative for Iowa’s 4th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. King is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021 unless re-elected.
He was previously the representative for Iowa’s 5th congressional district as a Republican from 2003 to 2012.
Read our 2019 Report Card for King.
King 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 King has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Sep 21, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
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King was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 2758 (108th): To redesignate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 101 South Vine Street in Glenwood, Iowa, as the “William J. Scherle Post Office Building”.
Does 1 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).
King sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of King’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7051: To provide Federal relief to hog producers, especially family farmers and independent producers, ...
- H.R. 6095: Brigadier General George “Bud” Day, the Most Decorated Veteran in American History Next ...
- H.R. 6042: Sanctity of Life Act of 2020
- H.Res. 789: Raising a question of the privileges of the House.
- H.R. 4651: American Future Healthcare Act of 2019
- H.Res. 619: Expressing support for the Haitian people and their Constitution, rule of law, and ...
- H.R. 3601: Social Security Integrity Act of 2019
From Jan 2003 to Sep 2020, King missed 327 of 12,210 roll call votes, which is 2.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% 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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