Adam (Adam) Kinzinger (R-USH16)
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Capitol: 202.225.3635
FAX: 202.225.3521
District: 815.708.8032
Representative
Room 2245 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-1316

Residence: Channahon, IL
Elected: 2010    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Sofia Boza-Holman   DOB: 2/27/1978
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairCongressional Friends of Thailand Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Georgia Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Homelessness
FC MemberCongressional Defense Energy Security Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Peacekeeping Caucus
Co-ChairAir Force Caucus (House)
Co-ChairCongressional Iraq Caucus
Co-ChairFriends of a Free, Democratic, and Stable Syria Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Grid Innovation Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Energy Savings Performance Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Bosnia
FC MemberCongressional Refinery Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance
FC MemberCongressional Hellenic-Israel Alliance Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans
FC MemberHouse Baltic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Azerbaijan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention (IP)
FC MemberCongressional Ukraine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Dietary Supplement Caucus
FC MemberCongressional French Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Korea Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Pilot's Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Cement Caucus
FC MemberGerman-American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wire and Wire Products Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberFriends of Australia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Navy and Marine Corps Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Veterans Caucus
FC MemberClimate Solutions Caucus (House)
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberJoint Strike Fighter Caucus
FC MemberProblem Solvers Caucus (No Labels)
FC MemberCongressional Military Families Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Main Street Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Farmer Cooperative Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Natural Gas Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberNextGen 9-1-1 Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberHouse Republican Israel Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Counties Representing
Boone / Carroll / De Kalb / Jo Daviess / McHenry / Ogle / Stephenson / Whiteside / Winnebago

Bio

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.