Patrick Kennedy

Patrick Joseph Kennedy II, GOIH is an American politician and mental health advocate. From 1995 to 2011 he served as a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Rhode Island's 1st congressional district. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Patrick Kennedy has 300 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1991 Speech as a State Representative. The year with the most videos was 2009 with 34 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2012 with an average of 23,187 views per program. Most appearances with Richard A. Gephardt (10), David E. Bonior (7), Ted Kennedy (5). Most common tags: Mental Health, Democratic Party, Drug Abuse.

Appearances by Title:c. May 10, 2017 - Present Member, Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and Opioid Crisis, White House Videos: 1 May 23, 2011 - Present Co-Founder, One Mind for Research Videos: 2


U.S. Representative, D-RI 1st January 3, 1995 - January 4, 2011 Videos: 295 State Representative,
c. April 20, 1991 - c. March 29, 1995 Videos: 2

Recent Appearances

  • Federal Marijuana Policy

    Federal Marijuana Policy

    Former Representative Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) marked April 20th, a holiday in cannabis culture commonly referred to as “4/20,” by joining…

  • John Kerry Lifetime Achievement Award

    John Kerry Lifetime Achievement Award

    Massachusetts Senators Elizabeth Warren (D) and Edward Markey (D) were two of the speakers honoring John Kerry, a former…

  • Opioid Epidemic

    Opioid Epidemic

    The Washington Post hosted a discussion with members of Congress, researchers and health care experts on the U.S. opioid…

  • Combating Opioid Abuse

    Combating Opioid Abuse

    Advocates for Opioid Recovery Founders Newt Gingrich, Patrick Kennedy, and Van Jones spoke with the American Enterprise…

  • After Words with Patrick Kennedy

    After Words with Patrick Kennedy

    Former Representative Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) talked about his book, A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past…

  • Senator Edward M. Kennedy Institute Dedication

    Senator Edward M. Kennedy Institute Dedication

    President Barack Obama delivered the keynote address at the dedication ceremony for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United…

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Historical Member of Congress Record

Former District Map Former Ideology Rankings

Ideology data is based on DW-NOMINATE statistics developed by Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal. More information can be found at Voteview .

* The first paragraph of this page uses material from the Wikipedia article 'Patrick J. Kennedy', which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0. Footnotes and parentheticals have been removed.