Jon Kyl Committee Assignments In Congress


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Kyl is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2013 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Kyl sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Kyl was the primary sponsor of 22 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Kyl sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (19%)Economics and Public Finance (19%)Law (16%)Health (12%)Government Operations and Politics (9%)Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%)Native Americans (9%)Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Kyl’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Kyl’s VoteVote Description
Yea H.R. 1540 (112th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Dec 15, 2011. Conference Report Agreed to 86/13.
Yea On the Nomination PN154: Heather A. Higginbottom, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget
Oct 20, 2011. Nomination Confirmed 64/36.
Nay On the Nomination PN399: Susan Owens Hickey, of Arkansas, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Arkansas
Oct 13, 2011. Nomination Confirmed 83/8.
Yea H.R. 4853 (111th): Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
Dec 15, 2010. Motion Agreed to 81/19.
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010), also known as the 2010 Tax Relief Act, was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010, and signed into ...
Nay S.J.Res. 5 (111th): A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of obligations under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.
Jan 15, 2009. Joint Resolution Defeated 42/52.
Yea H.R. 7081 (110th): United States-India Nuclear Cooperation Approval and Nonproliferation Enhancement Act
Oct 1, 2008. Bill Passed 86/13.
Nay H.R. 6124 (110th): Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008
Jun 18, 2008. Veto Overridden 80/14.
Nay H.R. 2419 (110th): Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008
May 22, 2008. Veto Overridden 82/13.
The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub.L. 110–234, H.R. 2419, 122 Stat. 923, enacted May 22, 2008, also known as the 2008 U.S. Farm Bill) was a $288 billion, five-year agricultural policy bill that was passed into law by the United States Congress ...
Nay H.R. 2419 (110th): Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008
Dec 14, 2007. Bill Passed 79/14.
The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub.L. 110–234, H.R. 2419, 122 Stat. 923, enacted May 22, 2008, also known as the 2008 U.S. Farm Bill) was a $288 billion, five-year agricultural policy bill that was passed into law by the United States Congress ...
Yea On the Nomination PN177: Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., in the Army, to be General
Feb 8, 2007. Nomination Confirmed 83/14.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to Jan 2013, Kyl missed 82 of 5,995 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jan 2013. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Time PeriodVotes EligibleMissed VotesPercentPercentile
1995 Jan-Mar12500.0%0th
1995 Apr-Jun17142.3%67th
1995 Jul-Sep18400.0%0th
1995 Oct-Dec13310.8%47th
1996 Jan-Mar60610.0%87th
1996 Apr-Jun12200.0%0th
1996 Jul-Sep12100.0%0th
1996 Oct-Oct300.0%0th
1997 Jan-Mar3500.0%0th
1997 Apr-Jun12500.0%0th
1997 Jul-Sep10300.0%0th
1997 Oct-Nov3512.9%64th
1998 Jan-Mar5211.9%33rd
1998 Apr-Jun13164.6%79th
1998 Jul-Sep1091110.1%90th
1998 Oct-Oct2200.0%0th
1999 Jan-Mar8111.2%65th
1999 Apr-Jun11100.0%0th
1999 Jul-Sep11200.0%0th
1999 Oct-Nov7011.4%55th
2000 Feb-Mar5112.0%78th
2000 Apr-Jun12000.0%0th
2000 Jul-Sep8900.0%0th
2000 Oct-Dec38410.5%73rd
2001 Jan-Mar6300.0%0th
2001 Apr-Jun15700.0%0th
2001 Jul-Sep6811.5%56th
2001 Oct-Dec9211.1%44th
2002 Jan-Mar5946.8%73rd
2002 Apr-Jun10700.0%0th
2002 Jul-Sep6100.0%0th
2002 Oct-Nov2600.0%0th
2003 Jan-Mar11221.8%62nd
2003 Apr-Jun15000.0%0th
2003 Jul-Sep10800.0%0th
2003 Oct-Nov8911.1%42nd
2004 Jan-Mar6400.0%0th
2004 Apr-Jun8800.0%0th
2004 Jul-Sep4249.5%90th
2004 Oct-Dec2200.0%0th
2005 Jan-Mar8122.5%72nd
2005 Apr-Jun8911.1%41st
2005 Jul-Sep7611.3%45th
2005 Oct-Dec12000.0%0th
2006 Jan-Mar8300.0%0th
2006 Apr-Jun10700.0%0th
2006 Jul-Sep7300.0%0th
2006 Nov-Dec1600.0%0th
2007 Jan-Mar12664.8%87th
2007 Apr-Jun11200.0%0th
2007 Jul-Sep11921.7%44th
2007 Oct-Dec8511.2%54th
2008 Jan-Mar8500.0%0th
2008 Apr-Jun7745.2%70th
2008 Jul-Sep4700.0%0th
2008 Oct-Dec600.0%0th
2009 Jan-Mar11810.8%57th
2009 Apr-Jun9644.2%78th
2009 Jul-Sep8900.0%0th
2009 Oct-Dec9400.0%0th
2010 Jan-Mar10800.0%0th
2010 Apr-Jun9633.1%74th
2010 Jul-Sep4424.5%81st
2010 Nov-Dec5112.0%45th
2011 Jan-Mar4600.0%0th
2011 Apr-Jun5811.7%27th
2011 Jul-Sep4912.0%48th
2011 Oct-Dec8200.0%0th
2012 Jan-Mar6300.0%0th
2012 Apr-Jun10921.8%66th
2012 Jul-Sep2800.0%0th
2012 Nov-Dec5000.0%0th
2013 Jan-Jan100.0%0th

Primary Sources

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Campaign Committee Fundraising, 2007 - 2012

LAST REPORT: 09/30/2011





Cash on hand:




Top Contributors, 2007 - 2012

Citigroup Inc$25,200$20,200$5,000
KKR & Co$20,000$20,000$0
McKesson Corp$20,000$0$20,000
American Express$10,000$0$10,000
US Oncology$10,000$0$10,000

Top Industries, 2007 - 2012

Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$59,200$200$59,000
Securities & Investment$50,400$33,900$16,500
Hospitals/Nursing Homes$50,150$4,150$46,000
Food & Beverage$41,644$25,644$16,000
Health Professionals$40,300$7,800$32,500

Total Raised vs. Average Raised

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Source of Funds (Campaign Committee), 2007 - 2012

NOTE: All the numbers on this page are for the 2007 - 2012 election cycle and based on Federal Election Commission data released electronically on 07/15/13 for Fundraising totals, Source of Funds and Total Raised vs Average, and on 02/20/18 for Top Contributors and Industries.  ("Help! The numbers don't add up...")


Sometimes it's hard to make apple-to-apple comparisons across some of the pages in a candidate's profile. Here's why:

Summary numbers - specifically "Total Raised and Spent" and "PAC/Individual Split" - are based on summary reports filed by the candidates with the Federal Election Commission. All other numbers in these profiles ("Quality of Disclosure," "Geography" and "Special Interests") are derived from detailed FEC reports that itemize all contributions of $200 or more.

There is also a time lag in posting the information. While summary numbers are reported almost immediately by the FEC -- and listed quickly on OpenSecrets -- processing and analyzing the detailed records takes much longer. For that reason, summary numbers are usually higher (and more current) than the numbers based on detailed records.


The figures in these profiles are taken from databases uploaded by the FEC to the internet on the first day of every month. Those databases are only as current as the FEC has been able to compile by that date (see the note above about lag times for data entry).

The Center updates figures for "Total Raised and Spent" and for "PAC/Individual Split" a few days after the first of the month. The remaining figures - based on detailed contribution data - is updated by the Center after the 20th of every month. This gives us time to analyze the contributions and categorize them by industry and interest group.

The organizations themselves did not donate, rather the money came from the organizations' PACs, their individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals' immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.

Why (and How) We Use Donors' Employer/Occupation Information

The organizations listed as "Top Contributors" reached this list for one of two reasons: either they gave through a political action committee sponsored by the organization, or individuals connected with the organization contributed directly to the candidate.

Under federal law, all contributions over $200 must be itemized and the donor's occupation and employer must be requested and disclosed, if provided. The Center uses that employer/occupation information to identify the donor's economic interest. We do this in two ways:

  • First, we apply a code to the contribution, identifying the industry. Totals for industries (and larger economic sectors) can be seen in each candidate and race profile, and in the Industry Profile section of the OpenSecrets website.
  • Second, we standardize the name of the donor's employer. If enough contributions came in from people connected with that same employer, the organization's name winds up on the Top Contributor list.

Of course, it is impossible to know either the economic interest that made each individual contribution possible or the motivation for each individual giver. However, the patterns of contributions provide critical information for voters, researchers and others. That is why Congress mandated that candidates and political parties request employer information from contributors and publicly report it when the contributor provides it.

In some cases, a cluster of contributions from the same organization may indicate a concerted effort by that organization to "bundle" contributions to the candidate. In other cases—both with private companies and with government agencies, non-profits and educational institutions—the reason for the contributions may be completely unrelated to the organization.

Showing these clusters of contributions from people associated with particular organizations provides a valuable—and unique—way of understanding where a candidate is getting his or her financial support. Knowing those groups is also useful after the election, as issues come before Congress and the administration that may affect those organizations and their industries.


The figures profiled here include money from two sources: These contributors were either the sponsors of a PAC that gave to the politician, or they were listed as an individual donor's employer. Donors who give more than $200 to any federal candidate, PAC or party committee must list their occupation and employer. Based on that information, the donor is given an economic code. These totals are conservative, as not all of the individual contributions have yet been classified by the Center.

In cases where two or more people from the same family contributed, the income-earner's occupation/employer is assigned to all non-wage earning family members. If, for instance, Henry Jones lists his employer as First National Bank, his wife Matilda lists "Homemaker" and 12-year old Tammy shows up as "Student," the Center would identify all their contributions as being related to the "First National Bank" since that's the source of the family's income.

Although individual contributions are generally categorized based on the donor's occupation/employer, in some cases individuals may be classified instead as ideological donors. A contribution to a candidate may be given an ideological code, rather than an economic code, if the contributor gives to an ideological political action committee AND the candidate has received money from PACs representing that same ideological interest.

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Small Individual Contributions (< $200)$43,0603.90%
Large Individual Contributions$254,84023.11%
PAC Contributions$459,46741.66%
Candidate self-financing$00.00%

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