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Rep. Young Kim

Representative for California’s 40th District

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Kim is the representative for California’s 40th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. She has served since Jan 3, 2023. Kim is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. She is 60 years old.

She was previously the representative for California’s 39th congressional district as a Republican from 2021 to 2022.

Photo of Rep. Young Kim [R-CA40]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 Report Card for Kim.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Kim 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 Kim has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Mar 30, 2023. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Young Kim sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Kim was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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Does 2 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

Kim sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (48%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Education (12%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Commerce (8%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Kim recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Kim voted Yea

Passed 250/178 on Sep 22, 2022.

Kim voted Yea

Passed 360/64 on Sep 22, 2022.

Kim voted Yea

Passed 243/187 on Jul 28, 2022.

This bill includes provisions on two separate subjects: 1) the domestic production of semiconductors and incentives for science and technology research and development and 2) …

Kim voted Yea

Kim voted Yea

Kim voted Yea

Failed 238/187 on Mar 30, 2022.

Kim voted Yea

Missed Votes

From Jan 2021 to Mar 2023, Kim missed 11 of 1,180 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 1.6% 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, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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