Adam Kinzinger

Adam Kinzinger

ILLINOIS' 16th DISTRICT

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Congressman Adam Kinzinger on CNN discussing US Troop Reductions in Afghanistan and Iraq

2020-11-23 18:39:45


Rep. Kinzinger on CNN Discussing Election Security and the Decrease of US Troops in Afghanistan

2020-11-18 18:54:06


Rep. Kinzinger on WGN discussing US Troops Draw Down in Afghanistan and Peace Talks

2020-11-18 15:16:04


Rep. Kinzinger Offers Remarks on H.R. 5855, the Bipartisan Solution to Cyclical Violence Act

2020-11-17 18:35:28


Congressman Kinzinger on CNN discussing the 2020 Election and Democracy

2020-11-16 20:32:18


Congressman Adam Kinzinger joins CNN to discuss the 2020 Election and U.S. Politics

2020-11-06 01:29:17


Congressman Adam Kinzinger on WGN discussing the 2020 Election and Future Priorities

2020-11-06 01:22:54


Congressman Kinzinger on CBS Sunday Morning discussing the QAnon Network

2020-10-12 16:40:18


Kinzinger: Addressing the Issues of Clean Energy, Now and for the Future #NuclearMatters

2020-10-06 18:31:31


Rep. Kinzinger on WGN discussing the 2020 Presidential Debate and House China Task Force Report

2020-09-30 14:11:43


Congressman Adam Kinzinger Discussing Developments of Freedom in Belarus

2020-09-02 19:03:14


Rep. Kinzinger on ABC's Good Morning America discussing the Republican National Convention

2020-08-26 17:58:37


Kinzinger on CNN's 'New Day' discussing the Republican National Convention and Conspiracy Theories

2020-08-25 16:18:15


Kinzinger on MSNBC discussing his denouncement of QAnon, Conservative Leadership, and 2020 Elections

2020-08-25 16:02:03


Rep. Kinzinger Joins CNN's Wolf Blitzer to discuss the USPS, COVID-19, and QAnon Conspiracies

2020-08-25 15:51:23


Kinzinger on CNN's 'Reliable Sources' discussing QAnon Conspiracies and Combating Disinformation

2020-08-17 15:22:55


Kinzinger Addresses Threats by the QAnon Network

2020-08-16 13:54:58


Kinzinger Discusses COVID-19, Racial Injustice, Nuclear Energy, & Schools During IL16 Tele-Townhall

2020-08-05 17:30:35


Rep. Kinzinger Tells CNN's Jim Sciutto About How the Threat From Putin is a Serious One

2020-08-04 15:30:19


CNN: Kinzinger talks Russian bounties and his support for renaming U.S. military installations

2020-07-01 16:39:26


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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Rodney L. Davis

ILLINOIS' 13th DISTRICT

John Shimkus

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