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.
Read our 2022 Report Card for Kim.
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.
Young Kim sits on the following committees:
Kim was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 6630 (117th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1400 N Kraemer Blvd. in Placentia, California, as the “PFC Jang Ho Kim Post Office …
- H.R. 1145 (117th): To direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to regain observer status for Taiwan in the World Health Organization, and for other purposes.
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).
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:
- H.R. 1548: Improving Access to Small Business Information Act
- H.Res. 198: Recognizing Girl Scouts of the United States of America on its 111th birthday …
- H.R. 1198: Understanding the True Cost of College Act of 2023
- H.R. 1107: PRC Is Not a Developing Country Act
- H.Res. 126: Encouraging reunions of divided Korean-American families.
- H.R. 540: Taiwan Non-Discrimination Act of 2023
- H.R. 369: NIST Wildland Fire Communications and Information Dissemination Act
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Office of Rep. Kim for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills