|George E.B. Holding|
|U.S. House, North Carolina, District 13|
|January 3, 2013-Present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Predecessor||Brad Miller (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Cost per vote||$7.96 in 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|High school||Groton School|
|Bachelor's||Wake Forest University|
|J.D.||Wake Forest University|
|Birthday||April 17, 1968|
|Place of birth||Raleigh, North Carolina|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 4.1 Legislative actions
- 4.1.1 113th Congress
- 4.1.2 National security
- 4.1.3 Economy
- 4.1.4 Immigration
- 4.1.5 Healthcare
- 4.1.6 Social issues
- 4.2 Campaign themes
- 4.1 Legislative actions
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Personal
- 9 Recent news
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
Prior to his congressional career, Holding served the Federal Prosecutor's Office in Raleigh, N.C. under Attorney Frank Whitney until he was appointed by former U.S. President George W. Bush to succeed Whitney as Prosecutor.
Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Holding is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.
Holding grew up in Raleigh. He attended Groton School in Massachusetts and then graduated from Wake Forest University in 1990. He went on to get his J.D. from Wake Forest in 1996.
- 2006-2011: U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of North Carolina
- One of his more high profile cases involved initiating the prosecution of former Democratic Senator John Edwards. He had resigned to run for Congress and did not participate in the bulk of the hearing.
- 2002-2006: Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of North Carolina
- 2001-2002: Practicing lawyer
- 1999-2001: Legislative aide, Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C.
- 1996-1999: Practicing lawyer
Holding serves on the following committees:
- Committee on Foreign Affairs
- Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats
- Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
- Committee on Judiciary
- Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
- Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security
- Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law
The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session. For more information pertaining to Holding's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.
Holding 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.
Holding voted against HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.
Holding did not vote on 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.
- See also: United States budget debate, 2013
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. 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. Holding voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.
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. 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. Holding voted against HR 2775.
Federal Pay Adjustment Act
Holding 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.
Morton Memos Prohibition
Holding 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. The vote largely followed party lines.
Healthcare Reform Rules
Holding 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.
Holding 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.
Holding's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Excerpt: "The best way for government to help families is by simply reducing the burdens on families. Like cutting taxes. Taxes are the fastest growing expense in the average family's budget. Taxes cost families more than food, clothing or shelter."
- Faith & Religious Freedom
- Excerpt: "The freedom to pray and worship God is essential to the moral fiber of our nation. We Americans understand religious freedom extends to different faiths, but the Founding Fathers never intended freedom of religion to become government opposition to religion."
- Federal Spending
- Excerpt: "Congress has borrowed and spent until we're now sitting on a fiscal time bomb. What it takes to make spending cuts is simple: Political Courage. And we have to support leaders who have that kind of courage."
- The Stimulus Plan
- Excerpt: "After President Obama was elected he decided to spend us out of the recession, but it didn't work. Instead, three years later, it's clear we have dug the hole we're in deeper. The sooner we change courses and cut spending, the sooner our economy will recover."
- Corporate Subsidies
- Excerpt: "Elected officials simply need to have the courage to say no to special interests who lobby for corporate subsidies."
Holding won election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing North Carolina's 13th District. Holding defeated Paul Coble and Bill Randall in the Republican primary. He went on to defeat Charles Malone (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in North Carolina in 2012 as 1 of the 10 states that could have determined whether Democrats retook the House or Republicans held their majority in 2013. North Carolina was rated 8th on the list.
|U.S. House, North Carolina District 13 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||George E.B. Holding||56.8%||210,495|
|Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House, North Carolina District 13 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Paul Y. Coble||34.2%||29,354|
In March 2012, Holding released a 30-second campaign ad titled "Unfunded Liabilities," that attacks rival Paul Coble's fiscal record.
On April 30, 2012, Holding released a second 30-second ad titled "Unglued."
Comprehensive donor information for Holding is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Holding raised a total of $1,685,833 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 16, 2013.
|George Holding's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||U.S. House (North Carolina, District 13)||$1,685,833|
|Grand Total Raised||$1,685,833|
|George E.B. Holding (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2013||$12,108.83||$114,038.32||$(102,302.41)||$23,844.74|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2013||$23,844.74||$170,052.49||$(140,226.08)||$53,671.15|
|October Quarterly||October 14, 2013||$53,671.15||$222,983.93||$(176,713.50)||$99,941.58|
|Year-End Quarterly||December 31, 2013||$99,941||$141,045||$(119,891)||$121,045|
Cost per vote
Holding spent $7.96 per vote received in 2012.
|U.S. House, North Carolina District 13, 2012 - George Holding Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$18,132|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$18,132|
|Top contributors to George Holding's campaign committee|
|Ward & Smith||$48,458|
|First Citizens Bancshares||$25,450|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
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.
Holding most often votes with:
Holding least often votes with:
Lifetime voting record
According to the website GovTrack, Holding missed 3 of 108 roll call votes from Jan 2013 to Apr 2013, which is 2.8% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Holding's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $3,177,058 and $9,064,998. That averages to $6,121,028, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Holding ranked as the 58th most wealthy representative in 2012.
|George Holding Yearly Net Worth|
|Year||Avg. Net Worth||Avg. Citizen Net Worth|
Voting with party
The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Holding has voted with the Republican Party 95.6% of the time, which ranked 51st among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.
Holding is married to his wife, Lucy. Together, they have four children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "George + Holding + North Carolina + House"
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- United States House of Representatives
- United States congressional delegations from North Carolina
- North Carolina's 13th Congressional District elections, 2014
- North Carolina's 13th Congressional District
- Social media:
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Congressional profile at CongressMerge.com
- Congressional profile at GovTrack.us
- Congressional profile at OpenCongress.org
- Summary, biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Congressional profile and news at Roll Call
- Profile at Wikipedia
- Campaign finance reports and data at the Federal Election Commission
- Financial information at OpenSecrets.org
- Issue positions and quotes at On The Issues
- Legislation at Congress.gov
- Voting record maintained by The Washington Post
- Collected news and commentary at The Washington Post
- Politico, "2012 Election Map, North Carolina"
- Washington Times "George E.B. Holding" accessed June 26, 2013
- National Journal, "North Carolina, 13th House District: George Holding (R)," November 9, 2012
- CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
- Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
- Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
- Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
- Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
- The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
- U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- Campaign website, "Issues," accessed September 13, 2013
- News & Observer "Holding to run for Miller's seat," accessed December 26, 2011
- North Carolina State Board of Elections "2012 Primary Results" accessed October 10, 2012
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- Washington Post, "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" accessed April 25, 2012
- Open Secrets, "George E.B. Holding" accessed May 16, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "George E.B. Holding Summary Report," accessed August 1, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "George E.B. Holding April Quarterly," accessed August 1st, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "George E.B. Holding July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "George Holding October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "George Holding Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 13, 2014
- Open Secrets, "George Holding 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 1, 2013
- OpenCongress, "George Holding," accessed August 8, 2013
- GovTrack, "George Holding" accessed April 2013
- OpenSecrets.org,"George Holding (R-NC), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
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