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Peter T. King
Peter T. King.jpg
U.S. House, New York, District 2
In office
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 22
PredecessorSteve Israel (D)
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 3, 1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$8,143,432
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
U.S. House, New York, District 3
January 3, 1993-2013
Nassau County Comptroller
Hempstead Town Council
Nassau County Deputy Attorney
Bachelor'sSt. Francis College
J.D.Notre Dame University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States National Guard
Years of service1968-1973
Date of birthApril 5, 1944
Place of birthNew York, New York
Net worth$325,001.50
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Campaign website
Peter T. "Pete" King (b. April 5, 1944, in New York, NY) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing New York's 2nd Congressional District. King was first elected to the House in 1992 representing New York's 3rd Congressional District. He was the 3rd District's representative until the 2012 election when he was redistricted into district 2. King is currently serving his eleventh consecutive term, having won re-election on November 6, 2012 against Vivianne Falcone.[1][2]

King was a 2014 Republican, Conservative and Independence Party candidate seeking re-election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of New York.[3] King ran uncontested for all three nominations in the primary election on June 24, 2014.[4]

King announced in September 2013 that he will run for president in 2016.[5]

Prior offices held by King have been Nassau County Comptroller and member of the Hempstead Town Council.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, King is a more moderate right of center Republican Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Republican Party line more than his fellow members.


King was born in New York, New York. He earned a B.A. from St. Francis College in 1965 and a J.D. from Notre Dame University in 1968.[6]


After earning his J.D., King practiced law privately before and between public service.[7]

Committee assignments

U.S. House


King serves on the following committees:[8]


King served on the following committees:[9]

Key votes

113th Congress


The second session of the 113th Congress enacted into law 114 out of the 3,036 introduced bills (3.8 percent). Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 4.2 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the second session.[12] For more information pertaining to King's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[13]

National security


Yea3.png King supported HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[14]

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png King supported HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[14]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Nay3.pngKing opposed House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[14]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png King supported HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[15] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[14]


See also:United States budget debate, 2013

Farm Bill

See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Yea3.png King supported the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[16] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[17]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.pngOn September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[18] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[19] King voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[18]

Yea3.png The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[20] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. King voted for HR 2775.[21]


Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png King supported House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[22] The vote largely followed party lines.[23]


Repealing Obamacare

Yea3.png King supported all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[24]

Social issues


Yea3.png King supported HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[25]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Yea3.png King voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[26]


On The Issues Vote Match

Peter King's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, King is a Populist-Leaning Conservative. King received a score of 13 percent on social issues and 74 percent on economic issues.[27]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[28]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Favors Human needs over animal rights Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Favors
Support & expand free trade Favors Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Neutral Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Opposes Expand the military Strongly Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Favors Stay out of Iran Strongly Opposes
Privatize Social Security Favors Never legalize marijuana Favors
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[27] If you notice the rating has changed, email us.

Campaign themes


King listed several of his campaign themes on his website:[29]

  • "Pete King strongly supports the PATRIOT Act, wiretapping foreign terrorists and allowing the CIA to carry out tough interrogations of foreign terrorists. Pete has fought hard to increase Homeland Security funding for police and firefighters in New York City and on Long Island. During his time as Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, Pete was responsible for the passage of historic legislation regarding port security, chemical plant security and restructuring the nation’s emergency response system. As Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Committee, Pete opposed President Obama’s decision to close Guantánamo and restrict interrogations of terrorists. As Chairman he will hold hearings on Muslim radicalization.
  • Congressman King has fought for greater homeland security funding for fire departments throughout our district. Pete proudly serves as Co-Chairman of the Congressional Fire Caucus.
  • Pete King was a leader in passing the Zadroga 9/11 Healthcare bill (HR 847) on behalf of rescue workers and others who were at Ground Zero and have become seriously ill from the toxins which they inhaled during the recovery effort and in the days and weeks following the attacks.
  • As Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Committee Pete King works closely with the NYPD and the Nassau and Suffolk County Police Departments. Congressman King has obtained millions of dollars in Homeland Security funds for these departments.
  • Congressman King knows that we must secure our borders and stop illegal immigration. Pete sponsored the law to construct a 700 mile fence along the border with Mexico and supports hiring thousands more border patrol agents, utilizing the most advanced military technology and equipment at the border and imposing heavy fines and prison sentences for companies that hire illegal immigrants. Pete opposes amnesty for the illegal immigrants living in our country.
  • Congressman King is a strong supporter of preserving Social Security and providing expanded prescription drug coverage for senior citizens. Pete also supports legislation to make elder abuse a federal crime so that we can protect the hundreds of thousands of elderly Americans who are exploited, abused or neglected each year. Pete would also require background checks for health care workers and setting up data bases for elder abuse, similar to the registries we now have for child abuse.
  • Congressman King has always been a strong supporter of our Armed Forces. Pete has traveled to battle zones in Iraq, Afghanistan and Bosnia to meet with our troops and has consistently voted to improve their pay and benefits. He has been a leader in the fight to support our returning troops by sponsoring The Returning Soldiers Bill of Rights Act and bringing veterans benefits into the 21st century.
  • Pete King has been a dedicated and effective leader in the war against breast cancer throughout his years in Congress. Pete has supported legislation to increase Medicare reimbursements for screening and diagnostic mammographies; fund research centers to study the relationship between the environment and breast cancer; and require insurance companies to guarantee at least 48 hours hospital care after a mastectomy."

Edward Snowden

King lashed out at the New York Times following an editorial they published in January 2014, calling for clemency for Edward Snowden. King said, "Edward Snowden is either a traitor, or a defector, or both, and The New York Times is an accomplice. They’re a disgrace. Their editors are a disgrace, and I wish they cared more about America than they did about the rights of terrorists’ appeasers." He defended the NSA, saying they did nothing illegal and he claimed Snowden had risked American lives with his revelations. King added the Times doesn't care "...about American lives being lost. They have this narrow, liberal, left-wing ideological point of view."[30]

American response to Syria

See also: United States involvement in Syria

King said on August 26, 2013, that President Barack Obama as commander in chief “has the right to take” military action in Syria without congressional authorization.[31]

“Let me make it clear: I believe the president can take this action without authorization from the Congress, I believe he has, as commander in chief, he has the right to take this action,” King said. “It’s in his interest to consult with the leadership in the House and Senate, but I don’t believe he has to.”[31]

King, who said he has not been contacted by the White House on the issue, said the United States must now act in Syria.[31]

“Allies in the region, adversaries in the region, are going to look so we have to take action,” he said. “I believe that cruise missiles would be the best at this stage both as far as destroying the chemical weapons locations and also, as far as taking out command and control locations. But having said that, I am still not a big advocate for the rebels because I believe that in the last year or so they’ve become largely controlled or significantly controlled by Al Qaeda elements. If the president had taken action two years ago, we would be a lot better off.” The congressman added that “right now, I would not put American lives at risk.”[31]

“Especially after what Secretary Kerry said, we have to act,” he said. “I’m not certain where this is going to lead, but once that red line has been crossed, once chemical weapons have been used, I believe the president has to take action.”[31]

King noted “the president should not have set a red line unless he knew what he was going to do,” but “having drawn that red line we have no choice, I feel now, to take firm, strong action.”[31]

Criticism of Rand Paul

Peter King (R-NY) speaking about Rand Paul in an interview on CNN on August 1, 2013.

July 2013: King made remarks in July 2013 that Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is leading the Republican Party in a dangerous direction and compared him to 1972 Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern.[32]

“When you have Rand Paul actually comparing (NSA leaker Edward) Snowden to Martin Luther King or Henry David Thoreau, this is madness,” King said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “This is the anti-war, left-wing Democrats of the 1960s that nominated George McGovern and destroyed their party for almost 20 years. I don’t want that to happen to our party."[32]

King also said it was “disturbing” that 94 of the 234 House Republicans voted for a measure that would have defunded the National Security Agency’s phone record collection program.[32]

King, the former House homeland security committee chairman, has suggested he might run for president in 2016, if for no other reason than to be a voice in opposition to Paul’s foreign policy views.[32]

“Aid to Egypt has nothing to do with aid to Long Island, or New Jersey. They’re two separate issues and he should know the difference between Egypt, Long Island and New York … Sen. Paul claims to be a great friend of Israel but yesterday the ambassador to Israel … said that continuing American aid to Egypt is essential to maintain the peace process and maintain the Egyptian-Israeli peace agreement that was negotiated under President Carter over 30 years ago,” King said in an interview. “So it’s very easy to say ‘cut this, cut that,’ you can have an intelligence debate about it, but so far he hasn’t shown very much intelligence.”[33]

August 2013: King also argued Rand Paul and his libertarian-leaning views on foreign policy were making "America the enemy."[34] "He wants to retreat from the world. He wants to isolate ourselves, go back to a fortress America. The Republicans had this debate back in the 1930s, when you had the isolationist and the Charles Lindberghs, and the Democrats had it in the 1960s when the anti-war movement blamed America first. In both cases it hurt the party for years," King said in an interview on CNN on August 1, 2013.[34]

January 2014: After Sen. Paul announced that he would seek a class-action lawsuit against the NSA over its domestic data-collection policies, King took to Fox News to say that Paul "doesn't deserved to be in the United States Senate." "To me, either he's totally uninformed or he's part of that hate America crowd that I thought left us in the 1960s," King continued.[35]

To Ted Cruz: "Keep Quiet"

In response to Sen. Ted Cruz's effort to force a government shutdown over Obamacare, King publicly chastised Cruz for trying to influence the House. King continued:

"We are going to lose this. It’s a wing within our party led by people like Ted Cruz who have been, as far as I’m concerned, carrying out a fraud with the people…They know it’s not going to win."[36]

King expressed concern about some of Cruz's supporters who have been calling King's office to lodge complaints. He told MSNBC, "The vehemence of the phone calls coming into the office. I don’t care, people can call me whatever they want … I haven’t heard such vile, profane, obscene language." He added, "I’m not saying Ted Cruz is responsible for all his supporters, but he has tapped into a dark strain here in the American political psyche here, and again, the most obscene, profane stuff you can imagine all from people who say they support the Constitution. I think what we have to do is reach out to his people and let them know that they’re following a false leader here."[37]

In an interview with Politico, King explained his frustration with his Republican colleagues that are supporting the shutdown. He said, "I don’t consider these guys conservatives. I think the party is going in an isolationist trend. It’s appealing to the lowest common denominator in many ways. And this whole threat of defunding the government, to me, is not conservative at all."[38]

George Clooney applauds King's efforts

On October 1, 2013, George Clooney applauded King as one of the "guys on the right," due to his efforts to get the government back up and running.[39]

Clooney said, "I know for a fact that there's a lot of guys on the right, Peter King, for instance, and some people like that, who are also doing the best they can to stop this from happening or to put an end to it...You just hope that it happens soon."[39]

Sandy aid

King remained bitter over opposition from fellow Republicans over Hurricane Sandy aid. He told Politico, "politicians walk around with their arms around each other saying how much they love their colleague, like guys always did to me until they screwed me on Sandy." The same guys didn't hesitate to seek disaster relief in their own states.[38]

Leadership style

According to Marty Meehan, a former Democratic congressman, "Peter’s perspective, given his background, given the fact that he’s from Long Island and New York — a Reagan Democrat is how I’d describe him — means he’s right a lot more often than he’s wrong in terms of the trend for Republicans."[38]

According to Democratic Senator Charlie Rangel, King acts as his own person, regardless of party affiliation. He said, "Oh, Peter’s an old Irishman. If he was in our party, he would be doing the same thing — terribly independent and honest and sincere."[38]



See also: New York's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

King ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent New York's 2nd District. King ran uncontested for the Republican, Conservative and Independence Party nominations in the primary election on June 24, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014.


See also: New York's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

King ran for re-election in 2012. Because of New York's redistricting, King's territory is now the 2nd District, and 2nd District incumbent Steve Israel is now running in the 3rd District. King ran as a Republican, and was also on the Tax Revolt Party, Conservative Party and Independence Party tickets. He was unopposed in each and moved on to the general election November 6, 2012.[40] He was unopposed in the those three primaries and faced Democrat Vivianne Falcone in the November general election.[41] He won re-election on November 6, 2012.[1]

U.S. House, New York District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Vivianne Falcone 36.8% 99,955
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeter T. King Incumbent 52.2% 141,950
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 11% 29,927
Total Votes 271,832
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"

Full history

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for King is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, King raised a total of $8,143,432 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 23, 2013.[52]

Peter King's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 2) Won $1,812,860
2010 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 3) Won $1,713,817
2008 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 3) Won $1,791,786
2006 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 3) Won $1,474,510
2004 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 3) Won $559,034
2000 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 3) Won $791,425
Grand Total Raised $8,143,432

Individual breakdown


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Peter T. King’s reports.[53]


Breakdown of the source of King's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

King won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, King's campaign committee raised a total of $1,812,860 and spent $1,201,207.[62]

Cost per vote

King spent $8.47 per vote received in 2012.


Breakdown of the source of King's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
King was re-elected to the U.S. House in 2010 for a tenth term. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,713,817 and spent $955,292.[63]

Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Kings's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $200,003 and $450,000. That averages to $325,001.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. King ranked as the 310th most wealthy representative in 2012.[64] Between 2004 and 2012, King's calculated net worth[65] increased by an average of 16 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[66]

Peter King Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
Growth from 2004 to 2012:132%
Average annual growth:16%[67]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[68]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.


Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, King is a "centrist Republican leader" as of August 2014.[69] This was the same rating King received in June 2013.

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[70]

King most often votes with:

King least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, King missed 363 of 14,551 roll call votes from January 1993 to August 2014. This amounts to 2.5 percent, which is the same as the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of August 2014.[69]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. King paid his congressional staff a total of $796,251 in 2011. Overall, New York ranked 28th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[71]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, King was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. King's staff was given an apparent $28,985.16 in bonus money.[72]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.


King ranked 214th in the liberal rankings in 2013. Although he is a Republican, King's liberal ranking was higher than his conservative ranking.[73]


King ranked 222nd in the conservative rankings in 2012.[74]


King ranked 217th in the conservative rankings in 2011.[75]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.


King voted with the Republican Party 86.3 percent of the time, which ranked 223rd among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[76]


King voted with the Republican Party Cool of the time, which ranked 228 among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[77]


King and his wife, Rosemary, reside in Seaford, New York. They have two adult children and two grandchildren.[7]

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  65. This figure represents the average annual percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below) to 2012, divided by the number of years calculated.
  66. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  67. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  68. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
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