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Mike Kelly (Pennsylvania)

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Mike Kelly
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U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 3
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorKathy Dahlkemper (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$6.51 in 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$2,399,574
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Former Member, Butler City Council
2006-2009
Former Member, Butler Area School District Board
1992-1995
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Notre Dame, 1970
Personal
BirthdayMay 10, 1948
Place of birthPittsburgh, PA
Net worth$14,063,570
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website

Mike Kelly (b. May 10, 1948, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Pennsylvania. Kelly was first elected in 2010 by voters from Pennsylvania's 3rd Congressional District, and he was sworn in the following January. Kelly is currently serving his second term, having won re-election in 2012.[1]

Kelly is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 20, 2014.[2] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.[3]

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

Biography

Kelly was born in Pittsburgh and raised in Butler, Pennsylvania.[4] After graduating from Butler High School in 1966, Kelly attended the University of Notre Dame on a football and academic scholarship. After college, he moved back to Butler to work at Kelly Chevrolet-Cadillac, Inc., a company founded by his father in the early 1950s. Kelly took ownership of the dealership in the mid-1990s, expanding its operations to include Hyundai and KIA franchises.[4]

Career

  • 1970: Graduated from Notre Dame University, South Bend, Ind.
  • 1992-1995: Served on the Butler area school board
  • 2006-2009: Served on the Butler County council
  • 2011-Present: U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Kelly serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

Kelly served on the following committees:

  • Education and the Workforce
    • Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education
    • Subcommittee on Workforce Protections
  • Foreign Affairs
    • Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
  • Oversight and Government Reform
    • Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending
    • Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform

Key votes

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.[6] For more information pertaining to Kelly's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Kelly voted in favor of 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.[8]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "No" Kelly voted against 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.[8]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" Kelly voted in favor of 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.[9] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[8]

NDAA

Voted "Yes" Kelly 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.[8]

Economy

Farm bill

Voted "Yes" On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[10] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various 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.[11][12] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[12] Kelly voted with 161 other Republican representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Voted "Yes" 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.[13][14] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[14] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[15] It included a 1% 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 protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Kelly voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[13]

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.[16] 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.[17] Kelly voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[18]

Voted "Yes" 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.[19] 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. Kelly voted for HR 2775.[20]

Pay during government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013#Government Shutdown and Default Prevention Act

Kelly formally requested on October 1, 2013, that his pay be withheld during the shutdown.[21]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Kelly voted in favor of 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.[8]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Kelly voted in favor of 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 all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[8]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Voted "Yes" Kelly voted in favor of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[8]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Voted "No" Kelly voted against House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[8]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Kelly voted for 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 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[22]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Kelly'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, Kelly is a Hard-Core Conservative. Kelly received a score of 15 percent on social issues and 76 percent on economic issues.[23]

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[24]
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 Strongly Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Favors
Support & expand free trade Strongly Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Unknown Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Strongly Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Opposes Stay out of Iran Strongly Opposes
Privatize Social Security Strongly Opposes Never legalize marijuana Strongly Favors
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[23]

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Kelly is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 20, 2014.[2][3] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Pennsylvania's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

Kelly ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Pennsylvania's 3rd District. He was unopposed in the April 24 Republican primary and defeated Democrat Missa Eaton in the general election on November 6.[25]

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania in 2012 as one of the ten states that could have determined whether Democrats gained control of the House or Republicans would hold its majority in 2013.[26] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[26]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Missa Eaton 41% 123,933
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Kelly Incumbent 54.8% 165,826
     Independent Steven Porter 4.2% 12,755
Total Votes 302,514
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kelly is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Kelly raised a total of $2,399,574 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 17, 2013.[28]

Mike Kelly (Pennsylvania)'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Pennsylvania, District 3) Won $1,135,644
2010 US House (Pennsylvania, District 3) Won $1,263,930
Grand Total Raised $2,399,574

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Kelly's reports.[29]

Mike Kelly (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[30]April 15, 2013$36,263.95$148,483.56$(43,390.55)$242,356.96
July Quarterly[31]July 15, 2013$242,356.96$289,962.74$(62,529.82)$368,789.88
October Quarterly[32]October 13, 2013$368,789.88$163,139.08$(82,596.88)$449,332.08
Year-End[33]February 3, 2014$449,332$131,208$(102,232)$478,308
April Quarterly[34]April 15, 2014$478,308.12$163,827.22$(100,926.54)$541,208.80
Running totals
$896,620.6$(391,675.79)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Kelly's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Kelly won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, his campaign committee raised a total of $1,135,644 and spent $1,080,095.[35] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[36]

Cost per vote

Kelly spent $6.51 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Kelly's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Kelly won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Kelly's campaign committee raised a total of $1,263,930 and spent $1,235,460.[37]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Congressional District 3 Election, 2010 - Mike Kelly (Pennsylvania) Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,263,930
Total Spent $1,235,460
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $2,028,593
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $1,957,701
Top contributors to Mike Kelly (Pennsylvania)'s campaign committee
Armstrong Group of Companies$14,100
Transportation Equipment Supply Co$11,600
Federated Investors Inc$10,800
Automotive Free International Trade PAC$10,000
National Auto Dealers Assn$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$76,160
Leadership PACs$62,000
Automotive$40,100
Republican/Conservative$30,850
Insurance$28,850

Personal Gain Index

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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
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Kelly's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $7,467,140 to $20,660,000. That averages to $14,063,570, which is higher than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Kelly ranked as the 40th most wealthy representative in 2012.[38] Between 2009 and 2012, Kelly‘s calculated net worth[39] increased by an average of 21 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[40]

Mike Kelly Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2009$8,619,280
2012$14,063,570
Growth from 2009 to 2012:63%
Average annual growth:21%[41]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[42]
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.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Kelly is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of July 2014.[43] This was the same rating Kelly received in August 2013.[44]

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.[45]

Kelly most often votes with:

Kelly least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Kelly missed 12 of 2,682 roll call votes from January 2011 to July 2014. This amounts to 0.4%, which is better than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving as of July 2014.[46]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Kelly paid his congressional staff a total of $824,231 in 2011. Overall, Pennsylvania ranked 34th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[47]

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

Kelly was one of two members of the House who ranked 119th in the conservative rankings in 2013.[48]

2012

Kelly ranked 143rd in the conservative rankings in 2012.[49]

2011

Kelly ranked 132nd in the conservative rankings in 2011.[50]

Voting with party

2014

Mike Kelly (Pennsylvania) voted with the Republican Party 95 percent of the time, which ranked 85th among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2014.[51]

2013

Mike Kelly (Pennsylvania) voted with the Republican Party 96.4 percent of the time, which ranked 94th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[52]

2011

Mike Kelly voted with the Republican Party 93.1 percent of the time, which ranked 105 among the 242 House Republican members as of December 2011.[53]

Personal

Kelly is married to Victoria. They have 4 children.[54]

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See also

External links


References

  1. Politico, "2012 House race results," November 6, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 Associated Press, "Pennsylvania - Summary Vote Results," May 20, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 Erie Times News, "Kelly, Thompson to run for re-election," accessed January 29, 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 House.gov, "Biography," accessed December 9, 2013
  5. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 Project Vote Smart, "Mike Kelly Key Votes," accessed October 15, 2013
  9. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  10. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
  11. Politico, "House clears farm bill," accessed February 12, 2014
  12. 12.0 12.1 New York Times, "Senate passes long-stalled farm bill, with clear winners and losers," accessed February 12, 2014
  13. 13.0 13.1 CNN.com, "House passes compromise $1.1 trillion budget for 2014," accessed January 20, 2014
  14. 14.0 14.1 U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 21," accessed January 20, 2014
  15. Roll Call, "House passes $1.1 trillion omnibus," accessed January 20, 2014
  16. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  17. Buzzfeed, "Government shutdown: How we got here," accessed October 1, 2013
  18. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  19. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  20. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  21. Washington Post, "Which lawmakers will refuse their pay during the shutdown?," accessed October 3, 2013
  22. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  23. 23.0 23.1 On The Issues, "Kelly Vote Match," accessed July 7, 2014
  24. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
  25. Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 General Primary Unofficial Returns," April 24, 2012
  26. 26.0 26.1 Washington Post, "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012," accessed April 25, 2012
  27. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  28. Open Secrets, "Career Fundraising for Mike Kelly," accessed April 18, 2013
  29. Federal Election Commission, "Mike Kelly's Summary Report," accessed July 22, 2013
  30. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  31. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  32. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  33. Federal Election Commission, "Kelly Year-End," accessed February 5, 2014
  34. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  35. Open Secrets, "Mike Kelly's 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 4, 2013
  36. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," accessed June 19, 2013
  37. Open Secrets, "Mike Kelly 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 16, 2011
  38. Open Secrets, "Kelly, 2012," accessed January 14, 2014
  39. This figure represents the total 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).
  40. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  41. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  42. 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.
  43. GovTrack, "Rep. Mike Kelly," accessed July 23, 2014
  44. GovTrack, "Rep. Mike Kelly," accessed August 29, 2013
  45. OpenCongress, "Rep. Mike Kelly," accessed July 23, 2014
  46. GovTrack, "Mike Kelly," accessed July 23, 2014
  47. LegiStorm, "Mike Kelly," accessed September 24, 2012
  48. National Journal, "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," July 23, 2014
  49. National Journal, "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013
  50. National Journal, "Searchable vote ratings tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
  51. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  52. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  53. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  54. House.gov, "Biography," accessed April 3, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Kathy Dahlkemper
U.S. House of Representatives - Pennsylvania District 3
2011–present
Succeeded by
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