Jim McDermott (Washington)

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Jim McDermott
Jim McDermott.jpg
U.S. House, Washington, District 7
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1989-present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 26
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorMike Lowry (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Cost per vote$2.85 in 2014
First electedNovember 8, 1988
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$4,453,243
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington State Senate
1975-1987
Washington House of Representatives
1971-1972
Education
Bachelor'sWheaton College
M.D.University of Illinois
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy Medical Corps
Years of service1968-1970
Personal
Date of birthDecember 28, 1936
Place of birthChicago, Illinois
ProfessionPsychiatrist
Net worth$461,026
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
James A. "Jim" McDermott (b. December 28, 1936, in Chicago, IL) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing Washington's 7th Congressional District. McDermott was first elected in 1988 and most recently won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, McDermott is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

McDermott was born in Chicago, Illinois. He earned his B.S. from Wheaton College in 1958, and he earned his M.D. from the University of Illinois Medical School in 1963.[1] Prior to his election to the United States House of Representatives, McDermott served as a member of both the Washington State Senate and the Washington House of Representatives.[2]

Career

The following is an abbreviated list of McDermott's professional and political career:[3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2015-2016

McDermott serves on the following committees:[5]

2013-2014

McDermott served on the following committees:[6][7]

2011-2012

McDermott served the following committees:[8]

  • Ways and Means Committee Senior member
    • Subcommittee on Trade Ranking member
    • Subcommittee on Human Resources Senior member
    • Subcommittee on Oversight

Key votes

113th Congress

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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.[9] For more information pertaining to McDermott's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[10]

National security

NDAA

Yea3.png McDermott voted in support of 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.[11]

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.pngMcDermott voted in opposition of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[11]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Yea3.png McDermott voted in favor of 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.[11]

CISPA (2013)

Nay3.png McDermott voted in opposition of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[12] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[11]

Economy

Farm bill

Nay3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, known as the Farm Bill.[13] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill provides for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other 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.[14][15] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[15] McDermott voted with 102 other Democratic representatives against 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.[16][17] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[17] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[18] It included a 1 percent 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 the protection of the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. McDermott joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[16][17]

Farm Bill
See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Nay3.png McDermott voted against the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[19] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[20]

King Amendment

McDermott signed a letter sent to Collin Peterson in August 2013, asking him to keep Steve King's amendment out of the final Farm Bill.[21] The "Protect Interstate Commerce Act" amendment prevents states from applying their own laws on agricultural products to agricultural products from another state.[22] King introduced the amendment in response to a law in California, requiring a larger size cage for egg-producing chickens. King represents Iowa, which is a large egg producer.

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.[23] 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.[24] McDermott voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[25]

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.[26] 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. McDermott voted for HR 2775.[27]

Immigration


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Morton Memos Prohibition

Nay3.png McDermott 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.[28] The vote largely followed party lines.[29]

Healthcare

Repealing Obamacare

Nay3.png McDermott has voted against all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[30]

Social issues

Abortion

Nay3.png McDermott 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. The purpose of the bill was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[31]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal cliff

Nay3.png McDermott voted against 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 16 Democrats that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[32]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

McDermott'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, McDermott is a Hard-Core Liberal. McDermott received a score of 80 percent on social issues and 10 percent on economic issues.[33]

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[34]
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 Strongly Opposes
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Opposes Human needs over animal rights Strongly Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Opposes
Support & expand free trade Favors Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Opposes
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Strongly Opposes
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Favors Stay out of Iran Strongly Favors
Privatize Social Security Strongly Opposes Never legalize marijuana Strongly Opposes
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[33] If you notice the rating has changed, email us.

IRS targeting

During a congressional hearing on scandal involving the Internal Revenue Service specifically targeting conservative groups on June 4, 2013, McDermott referred to the hearings as "political theater" and stated that there was no conspiracy. He then went on to say, "It's clearly wrong. It was inept, stupid and a whole lot of other things."[35]

American response in Syria

See also: United States involvement in Syria

More than 100 House lawmakers signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to call Congress back into session if he planned to use military force in Syria.[36]

Rep. Scott Rigell wrote in the letter in August 2013, “engaging our military in Syria when no direct threat to the United States exists and without prior congressional authorization would violate the separation of powers that is clearly delineated in the Constitution.”[36][37]

The members of Congress believed that Obama should have asked Congress for permission before engaging in Libya. The letter asked, “If the use of 221 Tomahawk cruise missles, [sic] 704 Joint Direct Attack Munitions, and 42 Predator Hellfire missiles expended in Libya does not constitute ‘hostilities,’ what does?”[37]

The letter stated, “If you deem that military action in Syria is necessary, Congress can reconvene at your request. We stand ready to come back into session, consider the facts before us, and share the burden of decisions made regarding U.S. involvement in the quickly escalating Syrian conflict."[37]

A total of 98 Republicans signed the letter. McDermott was one of 18 Democratic members to sign the letter.[37]

On August 29, 2013, more than 50 House Democrats signed a letter written by California Rep. Barbara Lee that called for a congressional resolution on strikes, and cautioned that the dire situation in Syria "should not draw us into an unwise war—especially without adhering to our constitutional requirements."[37][38] The letter also called on the Obama administration to work with the U.N. Security Council “to build international consensus” condemning the alleged use of chemical weapons. McDermott was one of the 50 Democrats in the House to sign the letter.[37][38]

Elections

2014

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

McDermott won re-election to the U.S. House to represent Washington's 7th District on November 4, 2014. McDermott and Craig Keller (R) were the top two vote-getters in the blanket primary.[39]

U.S. House, Washington District 7 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim McDermott Incumbent 81% 203,954
     Republican Craig Keller 19% 47,921
Total Votes 251,875
Source: Washington Secretary of State


U.S. House, Washington District 7, Blanket Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim McDermott Incumbent 76.5% 95,708
Green check mark transparent.pngCraig Keller 9.3% 11,687
Scott Sutherland 6.7% 8,443
Doug McQuaid 6.4% 7,973
Goodspaceguy 1.1% 1,377
Total Votes 125,188
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Endorsements

McDermott was endorsed by the following people and organizations:

  • The Seattle Times[40]

2012

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

McDermott won re-election in 2012.[41] He and Ron Bemis (R) advanced past the August 7, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Don Rivers (D), Andrew Hughes (D), Charles Allen (D), Scott Sutherland (R), and Goodspaceguy (Employmentwealth Party). They faced off in the general election on November 6, 2012.[42][43][44]

U.S. House, Washington District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim McDermott Incumbent 79.7% 298,368
     Republican Ron Bemis 20.3% 76,212
Total Votes 374,580
Source: Washington Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Washington District 7 Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim McDermott (D) Incumbent 70.9% 124,692
Green check mark transparent.pngRon Bemis (R) 15.2% 26,791
Andrew I. Hughes (D) 5.9% 10,340
Scott Sutherland (R) 3.2% 5,573
Charles Allen (D) 2.5% 4,367
Donovan Rivers (D) 1.5% 2,688
Goodspaceguy (I) 0.8% 1,387
Total Votes 175,838
[45]

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

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


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for McDermott is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, McDermott raised a total of $4,453,243 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 21, 2015.[58]

Jim McDermott (Washington)'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 U.S. House (Washington, District 7) Won $591,924
2012 U.S. House (Washington, District 7) Won $611,669
2010 U.S. House (Washington, District 7) Won $582,232
2008 U.S. House (Washington, District 7) Won $614,932
2006 U.S. House (Washington, District 7) Won $888,559
2004 U.S. House (Washington, District 7) Won $379,513
2002 U.S. House (Washington, District 7) Won $415,537
2000 U.S. House (Washington, District 7) Won $368,877
Grand Total Raised $4,453,243

Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

McDermott won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. During that election cycle, McDermott's campaign committee raised a total of $591,924 and spent $581,722.[59] This is less than the average $1.45 million spent by House winners in 2014.[60]

Cost per vote

McDermott spent $2.85 per general election vote received in 2014.

U.S. House, Washington District 7, 2014 - Jim McDermott (Washington) Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $591,924
Total Spent $581,722
Total Raised by Election Runner-up $6,756
Total Spent by Election Runner-up $6,229
Top contributors to Jim McDermott (Washington)'s campaign committee
United Food & Commercial Workers Union$10,250
American Federation of Teachers$10,000
Laborers Union$10,000
Machinists/Aerospace Workers Union$10,000
National Assn of Insurance & Financial Advisors$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Health Professionals$109,200
Building Trade Unions$52,500
Public Sector Unions$30,500
Insurance$29,500
Retired$28,400

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are McDermott's reports.[61]

2012

McDermott won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, McDermott's campaign committee raised a total of $611,670 and spent $601,202.[67]

Cost per vote

McDermott spent $2.01 per vote received in 2012.


2010

McDermott won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, McDermott's campaign committee raised a total of $582,232 and spent $568,649.[68]


Personal Gain Index

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

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a two-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 two 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, McDermott's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $436,527 to $485,525. That averages to $461,026, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. McDermott ranked as the 277th most wealthy representative in 2012.[69] Between 2004 and 2012, McDermott's calculated net worth[70] decreased by an average of 6 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[71]

Jim McDermott Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$928,940
2012$461,026
Growth from 2004 to 2012:-50%
Average annual growth:-6%[72]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[73]
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.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). McDermott received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Health Professionals industry. Comparatively, the top industry employer in Washington's 7th Congressional District was Educational services, and health care and social assistance, according to a 2012 U.S. Census survey.[74]

From 1989-2014, 24.35 percent of McDermott's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[75]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Jim McDermott (Washington) Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $5,530,303
Total Spent $5,445,759
Top industry in the districtEducational services, and health care and social assistance
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Health Professionals$394,637
Public Sector Unions$293,150
Building Trade Unions$229,300
Lawyers/Law Firms$219,723
Industrial Unions$210,000
% total in top industry7.14%
% total in top two industries12.44%
% total in top five industries24.35%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, McDermott was a "far-left Democratic leader," as of July 30, 2014.[76] McDermott was a "far-left Democratic follower," in July 2013.[77]

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.[78]

McDermott most often votes with:

McDermott 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, McDermott missed 674 of 16,374 roll call votes from January 1989 to July 2014. This amounts to 4.1 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[79]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. McDermott paid his congressional staff a total of $1,223,315 in 2011. He ranked 8th on the list of the highest paid representative staff salaries Overall, Washington ranked 18th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[80]

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

McDermott ranked 18th in the liberal rankings in 2013.[81]

2012

McDermott ranked 49th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[82]

2011

McDermott was one of two members of congress who ranked 58th in the liberal rankings in 2011.[83]

Voting with party

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

2014

McDermott voted with the Democratic Party 94.2 percent of the time, which ranked 62nd among the 204 House Democratic members as of July 2014.[84]

2013

McDermott voted with the Democratic Party 94.0 percent of the time, which ranked 61st among the 201 House Democratic members as of July 2013.[85]

Personal

McDermott has two children.[86]

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See also

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Lowry
U.S. House of Representatives - Washington, District 7
1989-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Washington State Senate
1975-1987
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Washington House of Representatives
1971-1972
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