Adam Kinzinger

Adam Kinzinger

ILLINOIS' 16th DISTRICT

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Rep. Kinzinger joins CNN Newsroom to discuss the troop withdrawal from Syria

2019-10-10 13:58:09


Rep. Kinzinger discusses the removal of US forces from N. Syria with Anderson Cooper

2019-10-10 13:11:49


Rep. Kinzinger talks the removal of troops out of Northern Syria and the latest with the Ukraine

2019-10-08 15:05:50


Rep. Kinzinger discusses the decision to remove troops from N. Syria and developments with Ukraine

2019-10-08 14:03:02


Rep. Kinzinger discusses the WH decision to remove troops from N. Syria & latest news with Ukraine

2019-10-08 13:27:27


Rep. Kinzinger interviewed by WIFR speaking about gun violence and the impeachment inquiry

2019-10-04 14:07:25


Rep. Kinzinger gives opening statement at gun violence Field Hearing in Chicago

2019-10-03 19:29:56


Rep. Kinzinger shares his thoughts on the new whistle blower accusations against the White House

2019-09-20 13:15:06


Rep. Kinzinger joins CNN's The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer to Discuss Iranian Attacks

2019-09-19 12:52:47


Rep. Kinzinger Offers an Opening Statement at a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Hearing

2019-09-19 12:43:52


Rep. Kinzinger discusses his thoughts on the attacks on 9/11 on a WICD report

2019-09-12 16:24:20


Rep. Kinzinger featured on CBS Evening News to discuss peace talks with the Taliban

2019-09-12 16:19:02


Rep. Kinzinger discusses changes in the intelligence community and foreign policy with Jim Sciutto

2019-09-10 13:58:53


Rep. Kinzinger talks about the peace talks with the Taliban to be held at Camp David

2019-09-09 14:27:18


Rep. Kinzinger joins Flannery Fired Up to discuss the trade and an evolving gun control debate

2019-08-12 13:29:27


Rep. Kinzinger discusses his views on gun control with Dana Perino on The Daily Briefing

2019-08-09 15:29:46


Rep. Kinzinger talks with Winnebago and Boone County farmers about agriculture and trade

2019-08-07 13:22:26


Rep. Kinzinger discuss the gun violence crisis on TMZ Live

2019-08-06 20:18:58


Rep. Kinzinger joins WGN Morning News by phone to talk about his position on gun control

2019-08-06 13:22:10


Rep. Kinzinger Addresses Gun Violence and Domestic Terrorism with Chris Cuomo

2019-08-06 13:22:10


Contact Information

2245 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-3635
Fax 202-225-3521
kinzinger.house.gov

Committee Assignments

Energy and Commerce

Foreign Affairs

Adam D. Kinzinger is currently serving his fifth term in the United States House of Representatives and proudly represents Illinois’ Sixteenth Congressional District, which stretches across 14 counties in Northern Illinois.

Congressman Kinzinger serves as a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the House Foreign Affairs Committee. His top priorities include strengthening U.S. energy policy and making our nation less reliant on foreign resources as well as bolstering the strength of our national security – both at home and abroad.

The Sixteenth District is home to four nuclear power plants (the most of any district in America), miles of windmills, hydropower plants, and ethanol and biodiesel plants. The nuclear energy production alone employs more than 2,500 people throughout the 16th District.  Coal and natural gas are also vital to the region. With such rich energy resources, Congressman Kinzinger is focused on advancing energy production throughout the 16th District and across the United States.

Prior to being elected to Congress, Kinzinger served in the Air Force in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.  He has always been a strong supporter of U.S. leadership in the Middle East, and he was among the first members of Congress to call for airstrikes against ISIS. He continues to focus on eradicating this threat with a comprehensive and detailed strategy.

In 2007, he received the United States Air Force Airman’s Medal for saving the life of a young woman who was being violently attacked. He wrestled the knife away from the attacker and pinned him to the ground until the police arrived. He was also awarded the National Guard’s Valley Forge Cross for Heroism and was selected as the Southeastern Wisconsin American Red Cross Hero of the Year.

At the age of 41, Congressman Kinzinger is one of the youngest Members of Congress, yet he ranks in the top half of seniority in the full House of Representatives. He was named ‘A Republican Role Model for 2017’ by the Washington Post and is frequently applauded for his pragmatic approach to the myriad of issues facing America, and the world.

Education and Early Career

As a 20-year old sophomore at Illinois State University (ISU), Adam Kinzinger challenged a three-term incumbent for the McLean County Board. He advocated for restoring local government back into the hands of the people and won a seat on the board, becoming one of the youngest county board members in McLean County history. He served on the McLean County Board from 1998-2003, and graduated from ISU in 2000.

Military Experience

After serving on the McLean County Board, Kinzinger joined the United States Air Force. He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in November 2003 and later awarded his pilot wings. He has served in the Air Force Special Operations, Air Combat Command, Air Mobility Command, and Air National Guard.

Kinzinger continues to serve his country as a pilot in the Air National Guard, with the current rank of Lieutenant Colonel, and balances this service with his duties in Congress.

Family

Congressman Kinzinger’s roots run deep across Illinois. He was born in Kankakee, grew up in Bloomington, and now resides in Channahon. His mother Jodi is a retired elementary schoolteacher, and his father Rus is a former CEO of two faith-based organizations. His parents instilled in him and his two siblings the importance of hard work, compassion, and teamwork through their own service to their communities. Kinzinger carries these Midwestern values and his servant leadership with him to Washington, D.C. as he fights to preserve and promote the American dream for hardworking Illinoisans.


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Mike Bost

ILLINOIS' 12th DISTRICT

Rodney L. Davis

ILLINOIS' 13th DISTRICT

John Shimkus

ILLINOIS' 15th DISTRICT

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