Adam Kinzinger

Adam Kinzinger

ILLINOIS' 16th DISTRICT

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Rep. Kinzinger On CNN: General Milley, National Security, Effects of Misinformation

2021-09-20 20:39:44


Rep. Kinzinger On MSNBC: General Milley, Afghanistan, US Capitol Security, National Debt Limit

2021-09-20 20:24:42


Rep. Kinzinger On CNN: Standing for Truth, Combatting GOP Tribalism, Accountability for Afghanistan

2021-09-14 15:30:35


Rep. Kinzinger On CBS: Combatting Terrorism in Afghanistan, US Capitol Security, COVID-19 Vaccines

2021-09-14 15:16:53


Rep. Kinzinger On CNN: Investigating Jan. 6th, Ongoing Afghan Evacuation & Relocation, Future of GOP

2021-09-07 19:16:50


Rep. Kinzinger On WQRF: Afghanistan Withdrawal, Poor Exit Strategy, Mistakes by both Administrations

2021-09-07 19:08:52


Rep. Kinzinger On MSNBC: End of Mission in Afghanistan, National Security Concerns, Future Threats

2021-09-07 19:01:29


Rep. Kinzinger On FOX 32 Chicago: Evacuating Remaining Troops, Broken Politics, Civilian Efforts

2021-09-07 18:51:20


Rep. Kinzinger On CNN: Tragic Loss of Troops, Accountability, Evacuating Troops & Allies

2021-09-07 18:44:59


Rep. Kinzinger Discusses COVID-19 Vaccines With Chicago Medical Society During IL16 Tele-Townhall

2021-09-07 18:30:43


Rep. Kinzinger On CNN: Evacuating Afghanistan, Foreign Policy Decisions, Accountability

2021-08-27 17:32:09


Rep. Kinzinger On ABC: The Tragic Events Of Kabul, Failures of Intelligence, Counterterrorism

2021-08-27 16:31:40


Rep. Kinzinger On CNBC: An Arbitrary Deadline, Immediate Need To Evacuate Americans & Allies

2021-08-27 16:13:26


Kinzinger On CNN: Consequences of Afghanistan Withdrawal, Both Biden & Trump Bear Responsibility

2021-08-27 15:57:36


Kinzinger On CNN: Biden's Disastrous Afghanistan Withdrawal, Deadly Explosions, Preventing Terrorism

2021-08-26 17:19:26


Rep. Kinzinger On MSNBC: Explosions In Afghanistan, Reports Of American Injuries, Terrorism

2021-08-26 17:01:28


Kinzinger On CNN: Afghan Withdrawal Deadline, Rise of the Taliban, Evacuating US Citizens &Allies

2021-08-25 21:33:43


Rep. Kinzinger On WGN: Afghanistan, Evacuation of Troops and Allies, Threats from ISIS

2021-08-25 21:07:11


Rep. Kinzinger On CNN: Evacuating American Citizens & Allies from Afghanistan, Facing Consequences

2021-08-23 16:01:30


Rep. Kinzinger On CNN: Failure of Presidential Leadership, Evacuating Afghan Allies

2021-08-18 21:00:34


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 sixth 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 42, 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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