Rep. Jack Kingston
Republican • 1st District, Georgia • 11th Term • Sworn In 1993
- 25 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 48 of 435) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 95 of 435)
- 199 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 285 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 7 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 10 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 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.5143 - Protection of Children Act of 2014Referred to House Foreign Affairs Jul 17, 2014 5 Views
To amend the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 to provide for the expedited removal of unaccompan...
H.Res.644Placed on the House Calendar, Calendar No Jul 31, 2014 7 Views
Condemning and disapproving of the Obama administration's failure to comply with the lawful statutory requirement to notify Congress before re...
H.R.4882 - Southwest Border Protection Act of 2014Referred to the House Committee Jun 17, 2014 18 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.J.Res. 76: Nuclear weapon security & non-proliferation bill
On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendments: H J RES 76 Making continuing appropriations for the National Security Administration for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes.Aye (with party)August 01, 2014
H.R. 5272: To prohibit certain actions with respect to deferred action for aliens not lawfully present in the United States, and for other purposes.
On Passage: H R 5272 To prohibit certain actions with respect to deferred action for aliens not lawfully present in the United States, and for other purposes.Aye (with party)August 01, 2014
H.R. 5230: Secure the Southwest Border Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2014
On Passage: H R 5230 Supplemental Appropriations, FY 2014Aye (with party)August 01, 2014