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Lee Terry
Lee Terry.jpg
U.S. House, Nebraska, District 2
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1999-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 15
PartyRepublican
PredecessorJon Christensen (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$15.18 in 2012
First electedNovember 3, 1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$9,137,255
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Omaha City Council
1991-1998
Education
High schoolOmaha Northwest High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Nebraska
J.D.Creighton University
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 29, 1962
Place of birthOmaha, Nebraska
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$168,507.50
ReligionUnited Methodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Lee Terry campaign logo
Lee Raymond Terry (b. January 29, 1962, in Omaha, NE) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Nebraska. He was elected by voters from Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District.

Terry ran successfully for re-election in 2012.[1] He defeated Jack Heidel, Brett Lindstrom, Paul Anderson and Glenn Freeman in the May 15, 2012, Republican primary. He defeated Democrat John Ewing in the November general election.[2]

He is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He won the Republican nomination in the primary election on May 13, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

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

Biography

Terry was born in Omaha, Nebraska. He earned a B.A. from the University of Nebraska in 1984 and a J.D. from Creighton University in 1987.[3]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Terry's academic, professional and political career:[3]

  • 1980: Graduated from Omaha Northwest High School in Omaha, NE
  • 1984: Earned B.A. from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, NE
  • 1987: Earned J.D. from Creighton Law School in Omaha, NE
  • 1991-1998: Member of Omaha, Nebraska, city council
  • 1999-present: U.S. Representative for Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District

Prior to his congressional career, Terry was a managing partner in a small Omaha law firm.[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Terry serves on the following committees:[5]

  • Energy and Commerce Committee
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Chair
    • Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Power

2011-2012

Terry served on the following committees:[6]

  • Energy and Commerce Committee
    • Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Vice Chair
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Power
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[7] For more information pertaining to Terry's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[8]

National security

NDAA

Yea3.png Terry supported 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.[9]

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Terry supported HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[9]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Nay3.png Terry opposed 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.[9]

CISPA (2013)

Nay3.png Terry opposed 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.[10] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[9]

Economy

Farm Bill

See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Yea3.png Terry supported the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[11] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[12]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png 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.[13] 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.[14] Terry voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[13]

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.[15] 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. Terry voted for HR 2775.[16]

Terry said that he would continue to accept his paycheck while the government was on shutdown. Many members declined their paychecks or donated them to charity during the government shutdown, but Terry said he could not afford to, and suggested that members who were declining their salaries were doing it for media purposes. He said, "Whatever gets them good press. That's all that it's going to be. God bless them. But you know what? I've got a nice house and a kid in college, and I'll tell you we cannot handle it. Giving our paycheck away when you still worked and earned it? That's just not going to fly.”[17]

Terry came under fire from critics and his spokesman, Larry Farnsworth, released this statement in response: "Congressman Terry has been working tirelessly to keep the government open and ensure that Nebraska families don't suffer. The only people who have voted to shut down the government are House Democrats who value political grandstanding over supporting important nonpartisan issues like our veterans, our National Guard and medical research. It's time for Democrats to come to the table and work toward a commonsense solution.”[17]

Budget bill

Terry received criticism after voting for the $85 million budget deal in December 2013. Dan Frei, who challenged Terry in the 2014 Republican primary, said he never would have voted for the deal. He called the bill a "cynical parlor trick…loaded with taxes disguised as fees."[18]

Immigration


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png Terry supported 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.[19] The vote largely followed party lines.[20]

Healthcare

Repealing Obamacare

Yea3.png Terry has supported all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[21]

Social issues

Abortion

Yea3.png Terry supported 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.[22]

Government affairs

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans--Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas-- voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[23] Terry joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[24][25]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Nay3.png Terry 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 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257-167 vote on January 1, 2013.[26]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Lee Terry'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, Terry is a Hard-Core Conservative. Terry received a score of 13 percent on social issues and 94 percent on economic issues.[27]

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[28]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Opposes Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Neutral
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Favors
Support & expand free trade Strongly Favors Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Opposes Stay out of Iran Strongly Opposes
Privatize Social Security Strongly Favors Never legalize marijuana Strongly Favors
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[27]

Elections

2014

See also: Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Terry is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Nebraska's 2nd District. Terry won the Republican nomination in the primary on May 13, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Nebraska District 2 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLee Terry Incumbent 52.9% 25,812
Dan Frei 47.1% 22,970
Total Votes 48,782
Source: Nebraska Secretary of State

Polls

According to an October 21, 2013, poll conducted by Chase Marketing, Terry was supposed to face a tough re-election in 2014. The poll suggested there was an anyone-but-Terry sentiment in the district. The poll targeted Republicans and independents. Respondents were asked if they would support another Republican challenging Terry and if Democrat Pete Festersen could defeat Terry in the election. Over 50 percent of respondents answered affirmatively to both questions: 52 percent said they would support another Republican challenging Terry and 52 percent said they believed Festersen could win over Terry in the election.[29]

Race background

Terry is a member of the National Republican Congressional Committee's Patriot Program. The program is designed to assist vulnerable Republican incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[30]

Terry was reportedly considering a bid to succeed outgoing freshman U.S. Senator Mike Johanns in the 2014 Senate election.[31][32] However, Terry decided to run for re-election to the U.S. House instead.

Congressional salary cuts

On August 11, 2014, challenger Brad Ashford (D) argued with Terry over the possibility of instituting pay cuts for congressmen. Ashford stated, "I'm proposing we do cut our salary by 10 percent."[33] In addition, Ashford promised that, if elected, he would give 10 percent of his pay back even if cuts were not passed. Terry disagreed with Ashford and maintained that congressmen were not being overpaid, saying, "What he's not telling you is that Congress hasn't had a cost of living increase since 2008, when I led the charge for a freeze." Terry added that he donated at least 10 percent of his paycheck to charity already.[33]

Media

In a campaign ad released in May 2014, Terry emphasized his efforts to repeal Obamacare.[34]


Lee Terry 2014 campaign ad

2012

See also: Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Terry ran for re-election in 2012. He defeated Jack Heidel, Brett Lindstrom, Paul Anderson and Glenn Freeman in the May 15, 2012, Republican primary.[35] He faced Democrat John Ewing in the November general election, and won the election.

U.S. House, Nebraska District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic John Ewing 49.2% 129,767
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLee Terry Incumbent 50.8% 133,964
Total Votes 263,731
Source: Nebraska Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLee Terry Incumbent 59.5% 27,998
Brett Lindstrom 22.8% 10,753
Jack Heidel 11.5% 5,406
Glenn Freeman 4% 1,885
Paul Anderson 2.2% 1,051
Total Votes 47,093

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

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


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Terry is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Terry raised a total of $9,137,255 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 16, 2013.[43]

Lee Terry's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Nebraska, District 2) Won $2,036,016
2010 U.S. House (Nebraska, District 2) Won $1,924,726
2008 U.S. House (Nebraska, District 2) Won $1,746,226
2006 U.S. House (Nebraska, District 2) Won $116,825
2004 U.S. House (Nebraska, District 2) Won $1,335,016
2002 U.S. House (Nebraska, District 2) Won $1,090,500
2000 U.S. House (Nebraska, District 2) Won $887,946
Grand Total Raised $9,137,255


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

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 Terry's reports.[44]

Lee Terry (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[45]April 14, 2013$20,987.65$207,733.42$(50,260.37)$178,460.70
July Quarterly[46]July 15, 2013$178,460.70$247,099$(54,599.35)$370,960.35
October Quarterly[47]October 14, 2013$370,960.35$388,963.74$(201,416.32)$558,507.77
Year-End Quarterly[48]December 31, 2013$558,507$338,066$(81,289)$818,310
April Quarterly[49]April 15, 2014$818,310.62$197,423.32$(253,283.75)$762,450.19
Pre-Primary[50]May 1, 2014$762,450.19$95,805$(254,369.99)$603,885.20
July Quarterly[51]October 15, 2014$603,885.20$349,935.17$(272,539.47)$681,280.90
October Quarterly[52]October 15, 2014$681,280.90$755,062.23$(1,026,471.56)$409,871.57
Running totals
$2,580,087.88$(2,194,229.81)

2012

Terry won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Terry's campaign committee raised a total of $2,036,017 and spent $2,033,246 .[53]

Cost per vote

Terry spent $15.18 per vote received in 2012.



2010

Terry was re-elected to the U.S. House in 2010 for a seventh term. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,924,726 and spent $1,965,743.[54]


Personal Gain Index

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

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-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 four 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, Terry's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $27,015 and $310,000. That averages to $168,507.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Terry ranked as the 358th most wealthy representative in 2012.[55] Between 2004 and 2012, Terry's calculated net worth[56] decreased by an average of 3 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[57]

Lee Terry Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$220,610.00
2012$168,507.50
Growth from 2004 to 2012:-24%
Average annual growth:-3%[58]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[59]
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). Terry received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Lawyers/Law Firms industry.

From 1997-2014, 20.91 percent of Terry's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[60]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Lee Terry Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $13,664,383
Total Spent $12,964,205
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$740,995
Insurance$637,734
Leadership PACs$551,703
Health Professionals$491,688
Electric Utilities$434,608
% total in top industry5.42%
% total in top two industries10.09%
% total in top five industries20.91%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Terry is a "moderate Republican leader" as of July 2014.[61] Terry was rated as a "rank-and-file Republican" in June 2013.

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.[62]

Terry most often votes with:

Terry 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, Terry missed 203 of 10,879 roll call votes from January 1999 to July 2014. This amounts to 1.9 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[61]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Terry paid his congressional staff a total of $893,799 in 2011. Overall, Nebraska ranked 20th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[63]

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

Terry ranked 200th in the conservative rankings in 2013.[64]

2012

Terry ranked 192nd in the conservative rankings in 2012. This was the most liberal ranking earned by a representative of Nebraska in 2012.[65]

2011

Lee Terry ranked 99th in the conservative rankings in 2011.[66]

Voting with party

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

2014

Terry voted with the Republican Party 94.4 percent of the time, which ranked 112th among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2014.[67]

2013

Terry voted with the Republican Party 95.7 percent of the time, which ranked 130th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[68]

Personal

Terry and his wife Robyn have three sons: Nolan, Ryan and Jack.[4] Terry was one of 45 United Methodists elected to the 113th Congress.[69]

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See also

External links


References

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  56. This figure represents the average annual percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below) to 2012, divided by the number of years calculated.
  57. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  58. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  59. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
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Political offices
Preceded by
Jon Christensen
U.S. House of Representatives - Nebraska, District 2
1999-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Omaha City Council
1991-1998
Succeeded by
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