Ed Perlmutter

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Ed Perlmutter
Ed Perlmutter.jpg
U.S. House, Colorado, District 7
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorBob Beauprez (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$16.38 in 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$10,173,595
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Colorado State Senate
1994-2002
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Colorado, 1975
J.D.University of Colorado, 1978
Personal
BirthdayMay 1, 1953
Place of birthDenver, Colorado
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$324,003
ReligionProtestant Christian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Edwin George "Ed" Perlmutter (b. May 1, 1953, in Denver, Colorado) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing Colorado's 7th Congressional District. Perlmutter was first elected to the House in 2006.

Perlmutter was most recently re-elected in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Colorado's 7th District. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012. He then defeated Joe Coors, Jr. (R), Buck Bailey (L) and Douglas Campbell (Constitution Party) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Perlmutter began his political career in the Colorado State Senate, where he served from 1995 to 2003.

Perlmutter is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 24, 2012. He will face Don Ytterberg (R) and Douglas Campbell (American Constitution Party) in the general election on November 4, 2014.

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

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Perlmutter's academic, professional and political career:[3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Perlmutter serves on the following committees:[4]

  • Financial Services Committee
    • Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
    • Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

2011-2012

Perlmutter served on the following committees:[5]

  • Financial Services Committee
    • Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
    • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[6] For more information pertaining to Perlmutter's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

NDAA

Nay3.png Perlmutter voted against 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.[8]

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.png Perlmutter voted against 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 that was largely along party lines.[9]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Perlmutter voted for 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. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[10]

Economy

Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[11] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[12][13] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[13] Perlmutter voted with 88 other Democratic representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[14][15] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[15] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[16] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Perlmutter joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[14][15]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.png On 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.[17] 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.[18] Perlmutter voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[19]

Yea3.png The shutdown 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. Perlmutter voted for HR 2775.[21]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Nay3.png Perlmutter voted against HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[22]

Immigration


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Morton Memos Prohibition

Nay3.png Perlmutter voted against 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.[23] The vote largely followed party lines.[24]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Nay3.png Perlmutter voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[25]

Social issues

Abortion

Nay3.png Perlmutter voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[26]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Yea3.png Perlmutter 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 one of 172 Democrats who voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[27]

Other votes

Perlmutter supported the auto bailout.[28] As of September 13, 2010, 56 percent of Americans disapproved of the auto bailout, while 43 percent supported it.[29]

In addition, Rep. Perlmutter voted for the stimulus bill.[30] According to a poll, 57% of U.S. voters believe that the stimulus has either hurt the economy (36%) or had no impact (21%), while 38% believe the stimulus helped the economy.[31]

Perlmutter also voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.[32] According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54 percent of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35 percent supported it.[33]

Perlmutter supported the "Cap and Trade" bill.[34] Just after the bill’s passage, 42% of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19% believed it would help. Additionally, 15% said that the bill would have no impact.[35]

Finally, Perlmutter voted in favor of the health care reform bill.[36] Colorado ranks fifth among the states for the biggest reduction in the rate of residents lacking health coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act, according to a new survey from Gallup. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index report says 17 percent of Colorado's population lacked health insurance in 2013, and that percentage has now dropped to 11 percent, a 6 percentage point drop. Expanding health coverage to millions of Americans who previously lacked it was one of the key goals of the health care law.[37]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Ed Perlmutter'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, Perlmutter is a Liberal Populist. Perlmutter received a score of 50 percent on social issues and 4 percent on economic issues.[38]

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[39]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Opposes Human needs over animal rights Strongly Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Opposes
Support & expand free trade Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Opposes
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Opposes
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Favors Stay out of Iran Opposes
Privatize Social Security Strongly Opposes Never legalize marijuana Favors
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[38]

Redistricting

Under the new state congressional map approved in 2011, Permutter's Jefferson County-based 7th District has a margin of 6 percent more Democrats than Republicans.[40] Perlmutter defeated Republican nominee Joe Coors Jr. on November 6, 2012. Perlmutter's victory came despite new congressional boundaries that made his district 4 percent less Democratic. Perlmutter was ahead by 9 percentage points in Jefferson County, where 60 percent of the voters live. Perlmutter led Coors by 17 percentage points in Adams County, where 40 percent of the constituents in the newly drawn 7th District live.[41]

Campaign themes

2014

Perlmutter's campaign website lists the following issues:[42]

  • Afghanistan & Iraq
Excerpt: "The invasion of Iraq in 2003 was a mistake. When George W. Bush took our eye off Afghanistan to invade Iraq in 2003, he set back our operation in Afghanistan many years, and President Obama was left to pick up the pieces."
  • Civil Rights
Excerpt: "The value and success of our country is due in large part to the diversity of our citizens. I believe we should never discriminate against someone based on race, creed, religion or sexual orientation."
  • Conservation
Excerpt: "Many of us live and raise our families in Colorado for the quality of life it provides us. This incredible district encompasses the metro area from the foothills to the plains. As your Congressman, I am committed to protecting our environment."
  • Education
Excerpt: "A quality education is the foundation for a brighter future for our children. That bright future only happens if local communities have the resources they need to provide the highest quality education possible for our children."
  • Energy
Excerpt: "As we confront rising gas prices and more demands from our energy grid, America needs to ensure we have a balanced, all of the above, energy plan which includes investing in a clean energy sources. A good plan will include responsibly producing and maximizing traditional oil and gas resources and further developing alternative energy like wind, solar, biofuels, geothermal, nuclear and other renewable energy and energy efficiency measures."

Elections

2014

See also: Colorado's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

Perlmutter is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He won the Democratic nomination in the primary election on June 24, 2014, unopposed.[43] He will face Don Ytterberg (R) and Douglas Campbell (American Constitution Party) in the general election on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Colorado's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012

Perlmutter won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Colorado's 7th District. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012. He then defeated Joe Coors, Jr. (R), Buck Bailey (L) and Douglas Campbell (Constitution Party) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[44]

U.S. House, Colorado District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEd Perlmutter Incumbent 53.5% 182,460
     Republican Joe Coors, Jr. 40.8% 139,066
     Libertarian Buck Bailey 2.7% 9,148
     Constitution Douglas Campbell 3% 10,296
Total Votes 340,970
Source: Colorado Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Perlmutter attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Perlmutter is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Perlmutter raised a total of $10,173,595 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[48]

Ed Perlmutter's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Colorado, District 7) Won $2,975,375
2010 US House (Colorado, District 7) Won $2,443,962
2008 US House (Colorado, District 7) Won $1,770,087
2006 US House (Colorado, District 7) Won $2,984,171
Grand Total Raised $10,173,595


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Perlmutter's reports.[49]

Ed Perlmutter (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[50]April 13, 2013$27,207.04$300,214.00$(106,695.04)$220,726.00
July Quarterly[51]July 13, 2013$220,726.00$224,127.38$(86,337.31)$358,516.07
October Quarterly[52]October 13, 2013$358,516.07$211,287.43$(111,481.41)$458,322.09
Year-End[53]January 28, 2014$458,322$230,891$(67,583)$621,630
April Quarterly[54]April 12, 2014$621,630$290,381$(135,984)$776,027
Pre-Primary[55]June 11, 2014$776,027$145,155$(102,044)$819,138
July Quarterly[56]July 14, 2014$819,138$139,228$(94,953)$863,413
Running totals
$1,541,283.81$(705,077.76)

2012

Perlmutter won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Perlmutter's campaign committee raised a total of $2,975,375 and spent $2,988,390.[57] This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[58]

Cost per vote

Perlmutter spent $16.38 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Perlmutter won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Perlmutter's campaign committee raised a total of $2,443,962 and spent $2,943,593.[59]

His top five contributors between 2009-2010 were:


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, Perlmutter's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $402,027 and $969,000. That averages to $324,003, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Perlmutter ranked as the 241st most wealthy representative in 2012.[60] Between 2006 and 2012, Perlmutter's calculated net worth[61] decreased by an average of 11 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[62]

Ed Perlmutter Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2006$1,924,121
2012$685,513
Growth from 2006 to 2012:-64%
Average annual growth:-11%[63]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[64]
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.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Perlmutter is a "rank-and-file Democrat" as of July 2014. This was the same rating Perlmutter received in June 2013.[65]

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.[66]

Perlmutter most often votes with:

Perlmutter least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Perlmutter missed 194 of 6,209 roll call votes from January 2007 to July 2014. This amounts to 3.1 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[67]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Perlmutter paid his congressional staff a total of $943,378 in 2011. He ranked 46th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranked 197th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Colorado ranked 14th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[68]

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.

2013

Perlmutter ranked 171st in the liberal rankings in 2013.[69]

2012

Perlmutter ranked 160th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[70]

2011

Perlmutter ranked 151st in the liberal rankings in 2011.[71]

Voting with party

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

2014

Perlmutter voted with the Democratic Party 88.7 percent of the time, which ranked 167th among the 204 House Democratic members as of July 2014.[72]

2013

Perlmutter voted with the Democratic Party 90.2 percent of the time, which ranked 178th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[73]

Personal

Perlmutter and his wife, Nancy, have six children.

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See also

External links


References

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  2. Politico, "2012 House Race Results," accessed November 6, 2012
  3. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "Ed Perlmutter," accessed November 1, 2011
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  30. US House Clerk, "Roll Call 46," January 28, 2009
  31. Rasmussen, "38% Say Stimulus Plan Helped Economy, 36% Say It Hurt," August 24, 2010
  32. US House Clerk, "Roll Call 314," June 9, 2009
  33. Rasmussen, "54% Oppose “Cash for Clunkers” Plan To Spur Purchase of Greener Cars," June 23, 2009
  34. US House Clerk, "Roll Call 477," June 26, 2009
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  36. US House Clerk, "Roll Call 165," March 21, 2010
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  39. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
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  61. This figure represents the total 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).
  62. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  63. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  64. 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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  72. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  73. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Bob Beauprez
U.S. House of Representatives - Colorado, District 7
2007-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Claire Traylor
Colorado State Senate
1994-2002
Succeeded by
Maureen "Moe" Keller