Mark Meadows (North Carolina)
|U.S. House, North Carolina, District 11|
|January 3, 2013-Present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Predecessor||Heath Shuler (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Cost per vote||$5.75 in 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of South Florida|
|Birthday||July 28, 1959|
|Place of birth||Verdun, France|
|Profession||Real Estate Developer|
- 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, 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.
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.
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.
- 1990-present: Real-estate developer
- 1986-1990: Owner, sandwich shop
- 1983-1986: Director, customer relations and public safety, Tampa Electric
Meadows serves on the following committees:
- Committee on Foreign Affairs
- Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations
- Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa
- United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
- Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Regulatory Affairs
- Subcommittee on Government Operations
- United States House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
- Subcommittee on Aviation
- Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management
- Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
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 Meadows's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.
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.
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.
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.
- 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. Meadows 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. Meadows voted against HR 2775.
Meadows announced in a statement sent to constituents on October 1, 2013, that he would not accept his pay earned during the shutdown.
Federal Pay Adjustment Act
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.
Morton Memos Prohibition
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. The vote largely followed party lines.
Healthcare Reform Rules
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.
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.
Meadows' campaign website listed the following issues:
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
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.
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 11 General Election, 2012|
|Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
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.
|Mark Meadows (North Carolina)'s Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||U.S. House (North Carolina, District 11)||$1,107,284|
|Grand Total Raised||$1,107,284|
|Mark Meadows (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2013||$14,433.72||$32,375.75||$(38,969.08)||$7,840.39|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2013||$7,840.39||$41,390.83||$(9,617.18)||$39,614.04|
|October Quarterly||October 14, 2013||$39,614.04||$62,103.31||$(22,390.26)||$79,327.09|
|Year-End Quarterly||December 31, 2013||$79,327||$31,686||$(19,577)||$91,675|
Cost per vote
Meadows spent $5.75 per vote received in 2012.
|U.S. House, North Carolina District 11, 2012 - Mark Meadows (North Carolina) Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$746,546|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$723,436|
|Top contributors to Mark Meadows (North Carolina)'s campaign committee|
|Every Republican is Crucial PAC||$10,000|
|Financial Guaranty Summit||$10,000|
|House Conservatives Fund||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
Ideology and leadership
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.
Meadows most often votes with:
Meadows least often votes with:
Lifetime voting record
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.
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.
|Walter Jones 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, Meadows has voted with the Republican Party 93.4% of the time, which ranked 128th among the 234 House Republican members as of 2013.
Meadows and his wife, Debbie, have two children.
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- Media coverage:
- Politico, "2012 Election Map, North Carolina"
- National Journal, "North Carolina, 11th House District: Mark Meadows (R)," November 6, 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
- Washington Post, "Which lawmakers will refuse their pay during the shutdown?," accessed October 2, 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, "Vision," accessed September 13, 2013
- North Carolina State Board of Elections "Primary Election Results" accessed May 9, 2012.
- Washington Post, "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" accessed April 25, 2012
- Open Secrets, "Mark R. Meadows" accessed May 16, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Mark Meadows Summary Report," accessed August 1, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Mark Meadows April Quarterly," accessed August 1st, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Mark Meadows July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Mark Meadows October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Mark Meadows Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 13, 2014
- Open Secrets, "Mark Meadow 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 1, 2013
- GovTrack, "Mark Meadows," accessed June 26, 2013
- OpenCongress, "Mark Meadows," accessed August 8, 2013
- GovTrack, "Mark Meadows" accessed April 2013
- OpenSecrets.org,"Walter Jones (R-NC), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
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