Rep. Jack Kingston
Republican • 1st District, Georgia • 11th Term • Sworn In 1993
- 26 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 54 of 437) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 146 of 437)
- 201 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 306 of 440) 10 Made Into Law (Ranks 377 of 440)
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.R.5821 - Fort Frederica National Monument Boundary Expansion Act of 2014Referred to the House Committee Dec 09, 2014 5 Views
To expand the boundary of Fort Frederica National Monument in the State of Georgia, and for other purposes.
H.Res.510Referred to the Subcommittee Mar 14, 2014 1 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.3702 - Refinery Regulatory Reduction Act of 2013Referred to the Subcommittee Dec 13, 2013 4 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.5403 - Reforming CFPB Indirect Auto Financing Guidance ActReferred to the House Committee Sep 08, 2014 3 Views
To nullify certain guidance of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection and to provide requirements for guidance issued by the Bureau with ...
H.R.5143 - Protection of Children Act of 2014Referred to the Subcommittee Sep 02, 2014 2 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 5 Views
Condemning and disapproving of the failure of the Obama administration to comply with the lawful statutory requirement to notify Congress befo...
Recent Voting History
H.R. 5699: John Muir National Historic Site Expansion Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 5699 John Muir National Historic Site Expansion ActAye (with party)December 11, 2014
H.R. 83: Making consolidated appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes.
On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment with an Amendment: H R 83 An Act to require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and Freely Associated States through the development of energy action plans aimed at promoting access to energyAye (with party)December 11, 2014
H.R. 5806: Supporting America's Charities Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: H R 5806 Supporting America’s Charities ActAye (with party)December 11, 2014