Rep. Jack Kingston
Republican • 1st District, Georgia • 11th Term • Sworn In 1993
- 25 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 49 of 436) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 95 of 436)
- 199 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 290 of 438) 9 Made Into Law (Ranks 292 of 438)
Kingston was born April 24, 1955 in Bryan, Texas, but spent most of his life in Athens, Georgia. He earned a degree in economics from the University of Georgia. He has lived in Savannah since 1977 and spent 25 years selling insurance and agribusiness throughout southeastern Georgia before his election to Congress.
Kingston ran for Congress in 1992 after serving eight years in the Georgia House of Representatives. At the time, he claimed, "I have a Democrat's heart and a Republican's brain. You have to have a heart, but a brain, too, to solve problems,"http://asp.usatoday.com/news/politicselections/CandidateProfile.aspx?ci=828&oi=H a message that resounded well with a realigning Southern electorate. Kingston won decisively with 58 percent of the vote, and he has not been seriously challenged since. He ran unopposed in 1998 and 2004. Read More...
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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
H.Res.510Referred to the Subcommittee Mar 14, 2014 2 Views
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the National Institutes of Health should develop a pilot program to improve medical ...
H.R.3703 - Approve the Pipeline Now ActReferred to the Subcommittee Dec 17, 2013 5 Views
To provide for the expedited approval of the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Keystone XL pipeline, and for other purposes.
H.R.3702 - Refinery Regulatory Reduction Act of 2013Referred to the Subcommittee Dec 13, 2013 2 Views
To delay the effective date of certain rules of the Environmental Protection Agency until a report is submitted and a law is enacted setting t...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.R.5143 - Protection of Children Act of 2014Referred to the Subcommittee Sep 02, 2014 7 Views
To amend the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 to provide for the expedited removal of unaccompan...
H.Res.644The title of the measure was amended Sep 09, 2014 34 Views
Condemning and disapproving of the failure of the Obama administration to comply with the lawful statutory requirement to notify Congress befo...
H.R.4882 - Southwest Border Protection Act of 2014Referred to the House Committee Jun 17, 2014 8 Views
To achieve operational control of the international border between the United States and Mexico through the deployment of members of the Natio...
Recent Voting History
H.R. 5108: To establish the Law School Clinic Certification Program of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and for other purposes.
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 5108 To establish the Law School Clinic Certification Program of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and for other purposes.Nay (against party)September 15, 2014
H.R. 5161: Enhance Labeling, Accessing, and Branding of Electronic Licenses Act of 2014
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: H R 5161 E-LABEL ActAye (with party)September 11, 2014
H.R. 3522: Employee Health Care Protection Act of 2013
On Passage: H R 3522 To authorize health insurance issuers to continue to offer for sale current group health insurance coverage in satisfaction of the minimum essential health insurance coverage requirement, and for other purposesAye (with party)September 11, 2014