|U.S. House, Georgia, District 10|
|January 3, 2015 - Present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||0|
|Predecessor||Paul Broun (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Cost per vote||$7.27 in 2014|
|First elected||November 4, 2014|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Master's||Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary|
|Ph.D.||Luther Rice University and Seminary|
|Place of birth||Atlanta, Georgia|
|Profession||Pastor and radio talk show host|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Key votes
- 5 Issues
- 6 Elections
- 7 Campaign donors
- 8 External links
- 9 References
Hice was born in Atlanta but grew up in Tucker, Georgia. He attended Tucker High School where he played football and ran track. Hice graduated from Asbury College in 1982 and then earned his Masters in Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1986. He spent the next 25 years as pastor at churches in Barrow, Gwinnett, and Walton counties.
Before being elected, Hice was also a conservative radio show host. He was also a member of various religious activist groups that addressed freedom of religion. During his time as a religious activist, Hice supported the Barrow County Board of Commissioners against a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union in a dispute over displaying a statue of the ten commandments in the Barrow County Courthouse.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Hice's academic, professional and political career:
- 2015-Present: U.S. Representative from Georgia's 10th Congressional District
- 1988: Graduated from Luther Rice University and Seminary with a Doctorate in Ministry
- 1986: Graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters in Ministry
- 1982: Graduated from Asbury College with a B.A.
Hice serves on the following committees:
- Natural Resources Committee
- Oversight and Government Reform Committee
The first session of the 114th Congress has enacted into law 6 out of the 2,616 introduced bills (0.2 percent). Comparatively, the 113th Congress had 1.3 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session. For more information pertaining to Hice's voting record in the 114th Congress, please see the below sections.
Economic and fiscal
2016 Budget proposal
On April 30, 2015, the House voted to approve SConRes11, a congressional budget proposal for fiscal year 2016, by a vote of 226-197. The non-binding resolution will be used to create 12 appropriations bills to fund the government before funding runs out on October 1. All 183 Democrats who voted, voted against the resolution. Hice voted with 225 other Republicans to approve the bill.
Iran nuclear deal
On May 14, 2015, the House approved HR 1191 - the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 by a vote of 400-25. The bill requires President Barack Obama to submit the details of a nuclear deal with Iran for congressional review, if negotiators reach a final agreement. Congress will have 30 days to review the deal and vote to approve or disapprove the deal. During the review period, sanctions on Iran cannot be lifted. Hice voted with 222 other Republican representatives to approve the bill.
On The Issues Vote Match
- 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 analysis, Hice is a Hard-Core Conservative. Note: We are working to resolve inaccuracies with this information. Thank you for your patience.
Hice's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Energy Independence
- Excerpt: "I will work for a comprehensive plan that includes increased oil and natural gas production, coal production, nuclear power, wind, solar, and other alternative energy sources."
- Government Spending
- Excerpt: "As your Congressman, I will be a strong leader to restore fiscal sanity in Washington, D.C. Massive government spending and massive debt are the result of decades of unconstitutional activity by the federal government. The first step to getting out of this mess is to return to the Constitution as the restraining authority on the federal government."
- Illegal Immigration
- Excerpt: "We should welcome all who legally enter our nation. Our tradition is that we are a nation of immigrants, but we must not allow the pressure of illegal immigrants and their political supporters to subvert the rule of law. We must secure our borders and do so now. We must protect American sovereignty from any movement to merge us into a North American Union."
- Economic Growth and Job Creation
- Excerpt: "Support Comprehensive Tax Reform that abolishes all federal income taxes, including corporate taxes, and eliminates the IRS. I favor the Fair Tax, but until that is successful I am agreeable with moving to a Flat Rate income tax. At the very least, we must reduce the corporate income tax which is the second highest in the world and puts American business at an unfair disadvantage. High corporate taxes have driven millions of jobs out of the U.S. and into foreign countries."
- National Defense
- Excerpt: "America must remain militarily strong to protect ourselves and our allies. We must remain strong in the interest of world peace, justice, and mercy. President Obama strikes me as a Jimmy Carter déjà vu. Not only on the economic front, but as a Commander-in-Chief who is drastically reducing our military preparedness. In my opinion, he has foolishly caved into Russian pressure and canceled the deployment of the mission shield in Europe. He has canceled new weapons systems. He has reduces the size of our Navy."
Hice ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Georgia's 10th District. Hice advanced past the Republican primary on May 20, 2014. Hice defeated Mike Collins (Georgia) in the Republican runoff primary on July 22, 2014. He defeated challenger Ken Dious (D) in the general election.
|U.S. House, Georgia District 10 General Election, 2014|
|Source: Georgia Secretary of State|
|U.S. House, Georgia District 10 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Source: Georgia Secretary of State|
|U.S. House, Georgia District 10 Runoff Republican Primary, 2014|
|Source: Results via Associated Press|
Comprehensive donor history
Comprehensive donor information for Hice is available dating back to 2014. Based on available campaign finance records, Hice raised a total of $952,162 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 14, 2015.
|Jody Hice's Campaign Contribution History|
|2014||U.S. House (Georgia, District 10)||$952,162|
|Grand Total Raised||$952,162|
Hice won election to the U.S. House in 2014. During that election cycle, Hice's campaign committee raised a total of $952,162 and spent $949,719. This is less than the average $1.45 million spent by House winners in 2014.
Cost per vote
Hice spent $7.27 per general election vote received in 2014.
|U.S. House, Georgia District 10, 2014 - Jody Hice Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$31,795|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$35,774|
|Top contributors to Jody Hice's campaign committee|
|American Assn for Justice||$10,000|
|National Assn for Gun Rights||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
To view the breakdown of campaign funding by type click [show] to expand the section.
Below are Hice's FEC reports.
|Jody Hice (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2013||$0.00||$8,116.00||$(15,006.44)||$66,109.56|
|October Quarterly||October 16, 2013||$66,109.56||$92,759.47||$(67,944.93)||$90,924.10|
|Year End||January 31, 2014||$90,924||$81,692||$(90,241)||$82,374|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2014||$82,374||$89,660||$(125,012)||$47,022|
|Pre-Run-Off||July 2, 2014||$39,076.00||$193,356.00||$(159,005.00)||$74,428.00|
- Atlanta-Journal Constitution, "Jody Hice enters GOP race to replace Paul Broun" accessed April 17, 2013
- Politico, "House Elections Results," accessed November 11, 2014
- Associated Press, "Georgia Election Results," accessed May 20, 2014
- Associated Press, "Runoff Primary Results," accessed July 22, 2014
- Think Progress, "Likely Georgia Congressman Thinks Women Should Get Husbands’ Permission Before Entering Politics," accessed August 11, 2014
- Hice for Congress, "About Jody," accessed February 3, 2015
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "Jody Hice," accessed January 26, 2015
- U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk, "Committee Information," accessed February 18, 2015
- Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 113th Congress," accessed April 29, 2015
- Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress," April 13, 2015
- Congress.gov, "S.Con.Res.11," accessed May 5, 2015
- Clerk.House.gov, "Final Vote Results for Roll Call 183," accessed May 5, 2015
- The Hill, "Republicans pass a budget, flexing power of majority," accessed May 5, 2015
- Congress.gov, "H.R.1191 - Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015," accessed May 16, 2015
- Clerk.House.gov, "Final Vote Results for Roll Call 226," accessed May 16, 2015
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- Jody Hice for Congress, "Issues," accessed February 4, 2015
- Open Secrets, "Career Fundraising for Jody Hice," accessed April 14, 2015
- Open Secrets, "Jody Hice 2014 Election Cycle," accessed April 1, 2015
- Open Secrets, "Winning vs. Spending," accessed April 1, 2015
- Federal Election Commission, "Jody Hice 2014 Summary reports," accessed November 4, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 29, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 4, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Year End," accessed February 24, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
Paul Broun (R)
|Georgia's 10th Congressional District
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