Rep. Jack Kingston
Republican • 1st District, Georgia • 11th Term • Sworn In 1993
- 25 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 39 of 436) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 76 of 436)
- 199 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 277 of 439) 9 Made Into Law (Ranks 220 of 439)
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 5 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 0 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 22 Views
To amend the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 to provide for the expedited removal of unaccompan...
H.Res.644Referred to the House Committee Jun 25, 2014 9 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 5 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. 5081: Strengthening Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2014
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: H R 5081 Strengthening Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2014Abstain (against party)July 25, 2014
H.R. 3230: Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014
On Motion to Instruct Conferees: H R 3230 Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014Abstain (against party)July 25, 2014
H.Con.Res. 105: Prohibiting the President from deploying or maintaining United States Armed Forces in a sustained combat role in Iraq without specific, subsequent statutory authorization.
On Agreeing to the Resolution, As Amended: H CON RES 105 Directing the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution, to remove United States Armed Forces, other than Armed Forces required to protect United States diplomatic facilities and personnel, from IraqAbstain (against party)July 25, 2014