Adam Kinzinger

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"We know his history and know his future...we know what he was going to do" - Kinzinger on Soleimani

2020-01-13 23:16:11

With reports of Iran shooting down a Ukrainian airliner, Rep. Kinzinger joins Wolf Blitzer on CNN

2020-01-10 14:37:15

Rep. Kinzinger speaks on the House Floor, debating H. Con. Res 83 - War Powers Resolution

2020-01-09 19:25:13

Rep. Kinzinger joins WGN to share his thoughts on the US strike against an Iranian military target

2020-01-09 14:26:13

"This was a reaction to continued provocation" - Rep. Kinzinger on Iranian military member strike

2020-01-06 21:01:55

After a US strike on Iranian military members, Rep. Kinzinger joins CNN's New Day

2020-01-06 19:30:40

The Caeser Syria Civilian Protection Act passed in the NDAA, Rep. Kinzinger joins CNN to discuss

2020-01-06 17:35:41

"Atrocities are still going on" - Rep. Kinzinger on Syrian sanction bill to be signed into law

2019-12-20 17:50:15

Rep. Kinzinger joins WGN after the vote to impeach President Trump

2019-12-19 14:36:51

Leading up to the vote on impeachment, Rep. Kinzinger joins Fox 32

2019-12-19 14:18:03

More needs to be done about robocalls– Rep. Kinzinger supports anti robocall bill on the House Floor

2019-12-04 19:48:59

Rep. Kinzinger hosts the 6th Youth Leadership Summit at Illinois Valley Community College

2019-12-04 19:27:17

The NATO alliance is a key to human freedom – Rep. Kinzinger in the Foreign Affairs Committee

2019-11-13 22:57:54

"Energy diversity is energy security" – Rep. Kinzinger at E&C hearing on a clean economy

2019-10-31 16:38:55

Rep. Kinzinger addresses US policy in Syria in a House Foreign Affairs Committee

2019-10-30 22:27:46

Turkey will be held liable for their actions – Rep. Kinzinger supports sanctions on the House Floor

2019-10-29 20:19:58

After new developments with the impeachment inquiry and in Syria, Rep. Kinzinger talks with CNN

2019-10-23 22:17:19

Rep. Kinzinger calls for the release of a U.S. citizen held in Russia by supporting H.Res. 552

2019-10-23 17:51:25

Rep. Kinzinger advocates for his bill--H.R. 598, the Georgia Support Act--on the House Floor

2019-10-22 22:06:22

“As Americans, what is our role in the world?” – Rep. Kinzinger on Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN

2019-10-22 13:36:48

Contact Information

2245 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-3635
Fax 202-225-3521

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.


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.

Serving With

Mike Bost


Rodney L. Davis


John Shimkus


Darin LaHood


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