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Mark Meadows (North Carolina)

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Mark Meadows
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U.S. House, North Carolina, District 11
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
PredecessorHeath Shuler (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Cost per vote$5.75 in 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,107,284
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of South Florida
Personal
BirthdayJuly 28, 1959
Place of birthVerdun, France
ProfessionReal Estate Developer
Net worth$1,000,510
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Mark Meadows (b. October 28, 1959, in Verdun, France) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing North Carolina's 11th Congressional District.

Meadows was first elected to the U.S. House on November 6, 2012. He is currently serving his first term.[1]

Meadows is set to run for re-election to North Carolina's 11th Congressional District in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Prior to his congressional career, Meadows worked as the Customer Service and Public Safety Director for Tampa Electric, the founder of a small sandwich shop and a real-estate developer.[2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Meadows 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.

Biography

Meadows was born in Verdun, France, at an Army Field Hospital. His father was in the army and his mother was a surgical nurse. He attended high school in the Tampa, Florida, area. He graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in business management. He and his wife moved to North Carolina in 1986.[2]

Career

  • 1990-present: Real-estate developer[2]
  • 1986-1990: Owner, sandwich shop[2]
  • 1983-1986: Director, customer relations and public safety, Tampa Electric[2]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Meadows serves on the following committees:[3]

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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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.[4] For more information pertaining to Meadows's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[5]

National security

NDAA

Voted "Yes" Meadows voted for 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.[6]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Meadows voted for 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.[7]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "No" Meadows voted against 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.[8]

Economy

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" 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.[9] 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.[10] Meadows voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[11]

Voted "No" 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.[12] 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. Meadows voted against HR 2775.[13]

Meadows announced in a statement sent to constituents on October 1, 2013, that he would not accept his pay earned during the shutdown.[14]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Voted "Yes" Meadows voted for 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.[15]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Meadows voted for 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.[16] The vote largely followed party lines.[17]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Meadows voted for 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.[18]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" Meadows voted for 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.[19]

Campaign themes

2012

Meadows' campaign website listed the following issues:[20]

  • Debt & Spending
Excerpt: "During the last four years, our gross national debt has skyrocketed by 63% to over $15 trillion dollars. Our government borrows over 40% of every dollar it spends. I will support true spending cuts and a Balanced Budget Amendment."
  • Job Creation & Free Markets
Excerpt: "We can promote new job creation by cutting red tape and regulations, lowering all taxes, and demanding a free trade policy. I will work to get government off the backs of small business and eliminate regulatory laws that hamper economic growth."
  • Obamacare
Excerpt: "Obamacare is one of the most costly pieces of big government legislation ever rammed through the Congress, and we must repeal it immediately. In its place, I will support patient-centered reforms that preserve your right to see the Doctor of your choice, protect small businesses, and lower costs."
  • Bailouts
Excerpt: "I opposed TARP and the auto bailouts. In Congress, I will oppose any future taxpayer-funded bailout. The government should never use our tax dollars to pick winners and losers in the private marketplace."
  • Big Government
Excerpt: "Obama’s administration has trampled our Constitutional safeguards, producing unlimited deficits and promoting unprecedented dependence upon federal subsidies and entitlements. I will support legislation that is in keeping with the original intent of our Constitution and work with my colleagues to rein in the size and scope of the federal government."

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina's 11th Congressional District elections, 2014

Meadows is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: North Carolina's 11th Congressional District elections, 2012

Meadows won election to the 11th Congressional District in 2012. He defeated Vance Patterson in the July 17 primary runoff election and defeated Hayden Rogers (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[21]

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.[22] North Carolina was rated 8th on the list.[22]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 11 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Hayden Rogers 42.6% 141,107
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Meadows 57.4% 190,319
Total Votes 331,426
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, North Carolina District 11 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Meadows 37.8% 35,733
Vance Patterson 23.6% 22,306
Jeff Hunt 14.1% 13,353
Ethan Wingfield 11.3% 10,697
Susan Harris 6.2% 5,825
Kenny West 4.2% 3,970
Spence Campbell 1.9% 1,799
Chris Petrella 0.8% 778
Total Votes 94,461

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Meadows is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Meadows raised a total of $1,107,284 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 16, 2013.[23]

Mark Meadows (North Carolina)'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 11) Won $1,107,284
Grand Total Raised $1,107,284

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Meadows’ reports.[24]

Mark Meadows (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[25]April 15, 2013$14,433.72$32,375.75$(38,969.08)$7,840.39
July Quarterly[26]July 15, 2013$7,840.39$41,390.83$(9,617.18)$39,614.04
October Quarterly[27]October 14, 2013$39,614.04$62,103.31$(22,390.26)$79,327.09
Year-End Quarterly[28]December 31, 2013$79,327$31,686$(19,577)$91,675
Running totals
$167,555.89$(90,553.52)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Meadows' campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Meadows won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Meadows' campaign committee raised a total of $1,107,284 and spent $1,092,850.[29]

Cost per vote

Meadows spent $5.75 per vote received in 2012.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Meadows is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of June 26, 2013.[30]

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.[31]

Meadows most often votes with:

Meadows least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Meadows missed 1 of 108 roll call votes from Jan 2013 to Apr 2013, which is 0.9% of votes during that period. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[32]

Net worth

See also: Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Jones' net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $323,021 and $1,677,999. That averages to $1,000,510, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Jones ranked as the 207th most wealthy representative in 2012.[33]

Walter Jones Yearly Net Worth
YearAvg. Net WorthAvg. Citizen Net Worth
2012$1,000,510.00$71,000

Voting with party

June 2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Meadows has voted with the Republican Party 93.4% of the time, which ranked 128th among the 234 House Republican members as of 2013.[34]

Personal

Meadows and his wife, Debbie, have two children.[2]

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References

  1. Politico, "2012 Election Map, North Carolina"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 National Journal, "North Carolina, 11th House District: Mark Meadows (R)," November 6, 2012
  3. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
  4. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  5. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  6. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  7. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  8. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  9. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  10. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  11. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  13. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. Washington Post, "Which lawmakers will refuse their pay during the shutdown?," accessed October 2, 2013
  15. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  16. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  17. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  18. 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
  19. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  20. Campaign website, "Vision," accessed September 13, 2013
  21. North Carolina State Board of Elections "Primary Election Results" accessed May 9, 2012.
  22. 22.0 22.1 Washington Post, "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" accessed April 25, 2012
  23. Open Secrets, "Mark R. Meadows" accessed May 16, 2013
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Mark Meadows Summary Report," accessed August 1, 2013
  25. Federal Election Commission, "Mark Meadows April Quarterly," accessed August 1st, 2013
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Mark Meadows July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  27. Federal Election Commission, "Mark Meadows October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  28. Federal Election Commission, "Mark Meadows Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 13, 2014
  29. Open Secrets, "Mark Meadow 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 1, 2013
  30. GovTrack, "Mark Meadows," accessed June 26, 2013
  31. OpenCongress, "Mark Meadows," accessed August 8, 2013
  32. GovTrack, "Mark Meadows" accessed April 2013
  33. OpenSecrets.org,"Walter Jones (R-NC), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014
  34. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Heath Shuler
U.S. House of Representatives - North Carolina District 11
2013–Present
Succeeded by
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