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 291 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 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.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 5 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 21 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 7 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
S. 1603: Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: S 1603 Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation ActNay (against party)September 16, 2014
H.R. 5461: Restoring Proven Financing for American Employers Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: H R 5461 To clarify the application of certain leverage and risk-based requirements under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, to improve upon the definitions provided for points and fees in connection with a mortgage transaction, and for other purposesAye (with party)September 16, 2014
H.R. 5405: Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 5405 To make technical corrections to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, to enhance the ability of small and emerging growth companies to access capital through public and private markets, to reduce regulatory burdens, and for other purposesAye (with party)September 16, 2014