John (John) Kennedy (R)
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Capitol: 202.224.4623
FAX: 202.228.0447
District: 318.361.1489
Senator
Room 416 RSOB- Russell Senate Office Building 2 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510-1807

Residence: Madisonville, LA
Elected: 2016    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Rebecca (Becky) Ann Stulb   DOB: 11/21/1951
Committee Assignments
RM MemberSenate Subcommittee on Economic Policy
RM MemberSenate Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
RM MemberSenate Subcommittee on Federal Courts, Oversight, Agency Action, and Federal Rights
Co-ChairSenate Pro-Life Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law
MemberSenate Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
FC MemberSenate National Service Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law
FC MemberSenate Chemistry Caucus
FC MemberSenate ALS Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Security
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Department of Homeland Security
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Department of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment
FC MemberSenate Small Brewers Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Criminal Justice and Counterterrorism
MemberSenate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
MemberSenate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
FC MemberSenate Oceans Caucus
MemberSenate Committee on the Judiciary
MemberSenate Committee on Budget
MemberSenate Committee on Appropriations
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (Senate)
FC MemberFriends of Australia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus

Bio

John Kennedy was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016. He has built a distinguished career as a conservative champion for the people of Louisiana and a dedicated watchdog of taxpayer money.

Sen. Kennedy serves on the Appropriations, Banking, Budget, Judiciary, and Small Business Committees in the U.S. Senate. He serves as the top Republican of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, Judiciary Subcommittee on Federal Courts, and Banking Subcommittee on Economic Policy.

Prior to his election to the Senate, Sen. Kennedy served as state treasurer of Louisiana for five terms. As treasurer, he oversaw the state's multi-billion dollar investment portfolios. He also oversaw local and state bond issues and returned millions of dollars in unclaimed property each year.

Sen. Kennedy served as secretary of the Department of Revenue, special counsel to Gov. Roemer and secretary of Gov. Roemer's cabinet. He was also an attorney and partner in the Baton Rouge and New Orleans law firm of Chaffe McCall.

Sen. Kennedy graduated magna cum laude in political science, philosophy, and economics from Vanderbilt University, was president of his senior class, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was an executive editor of the "Virginia Law Review" and elected to the Order of the Coif. He earned a Bachelor of Civil Law degree with first class honors from Oxford University (Magdalen College) in England, where he studied under Sir Rupert Cross and Sir John H. C. Morris.

Sen. Kennedy has written and published the following books and articles- "Louisiana State Constitutional Law" "The Dimension of Time in the Louisiana Products Liability Act" "The Role of the Consumer Expectation Test Under Louisiana's Products Liability Doctrine" "A Primer on the Louisiana Products Liability Act" "Assumption of the Risk, Comparative Fault and Strict Liability After Rozell" and "The Federal Power Commission, Job Bias and NAACP v. FPC." Sen. Kennedy served as an adjunct professor at Louisiana State University's Paul M. Hebert Law Center from 2002 to 2016. He regularly volunteers as a substitute teacher in Louisiana public schools. He resides in Madisonville, Louisiana, with his wife Becky and their dogs, Charlie and Jack. The Kennedys are founding members of their local Methodist church.