Randy Weber

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Randy Weber
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U.S. House, Texas, District 14
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
PredecessorRon Paul (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Cost per vote$9.81 in 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,334,236
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Texas State House
2008-2012
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Houston, Clear Lake
Personal
BirthdayJuly 2, 1953
Net worth$833,002
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Randy Weber (b. July 2, 1953, in Pearland, TX) is a Republican member of the U.S. House, representing Texas' 14th Congressional District. Weber was first elected to the U.S. House in 2012. He defeated Nick Lampson, (D), Zach Grady (L) and Rhett Rosenquest Smith (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

Weber is a former member of the Texas House of Representatives. He served in that position from 2008 until his election to the U.S. House in 2012.

Weber won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on March 4, 2014. He defeated Donald Brown (D) and John Wieder (L) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[1]

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

Biography

Weber grew up in Pearland, Texas, and moved back when issues of residency came up in his 2012 campaign. He attended Alvin Community College and earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Houston, Clear Lake.[2]

Weber is the owner of an air-conditioning company and Grand Jury Commissioner for Brazoria County. He served on the Pearland City Council from 1990-1996.

Weber is President/Vice-President of the Brazoria County Cities Association, Founder/Co-Chair of the Brazoria County Fun-Fest, member of Brazoria County Republican Party, Chair of the Lincoln Day Dinner and Chair of the Pearland Area Republican Party Headquarters.[3]

Career

  • 1990-1996: Pearland City Council[2]
  • 2008-2012: Texas House of Representatives[2]
  • 1981-present: Owner, Weber’s Air and Heat[2]
  • 2013-present: U.S. House of Representatives from Texas

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Weber serves on the following committees:[4]

Texas House

2011-2012

Randy Weber served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

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

National security

NDAA

Yea3.png Weber 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.[7]

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Weber voted for 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 that was largely along party lines.[8]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Weber voted for 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. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[9]

Economy

Farm bill

Nay3.png 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] Weber voted with 62 other Republican representatives against the bill.

2014 Budget

Nay3.png 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. Weber joined with the 63 other Republicans and 3 Democrats who voted against the bill.[13][14]

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.[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] Weber voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[18]

Nay3.pngThe 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.[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. Weber voted against HR 2775.[20]

Weber announced on September 30, 2013, on his Facebook page that his pay would be withheld “for the duration” of the shutdown.[21]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Yea3.png Weber 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 called for a stop to a 0.5 percent pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[22]

Immigration


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png Weber 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.[23] The vote largely followed party lines.[24]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Yea3.png Weber 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.[25]

Social issues

Abortion

Yea3.png Weber 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 was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[26]

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.[27] Weber joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[28][29]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Randy Weber'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, Weber is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative. Weber received a score of 32 percent on social issues and 86 percent on economic issues.[30]

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[31]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Opposes Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Favors Keep God in the public sphere Unknown
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Neutral
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Favors
Support & expand free trade Unknown Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Opposes Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Unknown
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Opposes Stay out of Iran Unknown
Privatize Social Security Unknown Never legalize marijuana Strongly Favors
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[30]

Weber sponsored the following legislation while a member of the Texas House of Representatives:

  • HB 4009 - Relating to the provision of services to certain persons involved in, and the prosecution, punishment, and prevention of, offenses involving trafficking of persons or certain forced or sex-based labor or services, and to law enforcement training related to offenses involving that trafficking.
  • HB 4011 - Relating to the use of money in the system benefit fund to purchase advanced meters for low-income customers.
  • HB 4015 - Relating to reducing the written information that public school educators can be required to provide.[32]

Campaign themes

2014

Weber's campaign website listed the following issues:[33]

  • Returning to Fiscal Discipline
Excerpt: "Our current fiscal path is unsustainable. Waste, fraud and abuse have plagued Washington for years, making balanced budgets seem impossible."
  • Restoring National Pride
Excerpt: "America has long been an example to world, but that example is now being tarnished. Attempts to relinquish our American sovereignty to international organizations that constantly work against us must be stopped."
  • Securing Our Nation’s Borders
Excerpt: "The federal government’s failure to secure our borders is a serious threat to our national security. The constant flow of illegal drugs and gang activity must stop now. Until we secure the borders, we cannot begin to address the issue of illegal immigration and its costs."
  • Honoring Faith and Values
Excerpt: "Traditional American values have been the source of our strength throughout history. We must create a culture of life in America so that every life is cherished and protected."
  • Rolling Back Regulation
Excerpt: "Federal regulation is killing the economic engine that keeps our great nation running. Misguided bureaucrats are creating new regulations that will kill small business and stifle job creation."

2010

On his website Weber listed six main issues and his positions:[34]

  • Lowering Property Taxes - "favors strictly limiting the taxing and spending authority of the Legislature. He supports an appraisal cap to protect recent tax cuts from being erased by appraisal creep."
  • Eliminating Wasteful Government Spending - "state government's spending is excessive, out of control, and needs to be reduced. The taxpayers deserve greater accountability and efficiency from their elected officials."
  • Improving Education - "supports local control for the schools by empowering locally elected school boards to make decisions affecting our children - and holding them accountable for the results."
  • Securing Our Borders - "will look for ways to continue making advances in the technology and manpower needed to secure our southern borders."
  • Protecting Our Children - "favors enacting mandatory minimum sentences for offenders who prey on our children. He supports increased funding for our prison systems, so our judges are not compelled to put these heinous offenders back on the streets due to prison crowding."
  • Pro-Life, Pro-Family, Pro-Marriage - "Randy believes life begins at conception, and that all innocent human life must be protected...He believes the institution of marriage is a legal and moral commitment between one man and one woman."

Elections

2014

See also: Texas' 14th Congressional District elections, 2014

Weber won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He won the Republican nomination in the primary election on March 4, 2014, with no opposition. He defeated Donald Brown (D) and John Wieder (L) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[1]

U.S. House, Texas District 14 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRandy Weber Incumbent 61.8% 89,876
     Democratic Donald Brown 36.1% 52,420
     Libertarian John Wieder 2.1% 3,025
Total Votes 145,321
Source: Texas Secretary of State (100% reporting) Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

2012

See also: Texas' 14th Congressional District elections, 2012

Weber won election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 14th District. He and Felicia Harris defeated John Gay, Robert Gonzalez, George Harper, Tim Day, Mark Mansius, Jay Old, Bill Sargent and Michael Truncale in the Republican primary on May 29, 2012. Weber then defeated Harris in the runoff election. He went on to defeat Nick Lampson, (D), Zach Grady (L) and Rhett Rosenquest Smith (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[35][36][37][38]

U.S. House, Texas District 14 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRandy Weber 53.5% 131,460
     Democratic Nick Lampson 44.6% 109,697
     Libertarian Zach Grady 1.5% 3,619
     Green Rhett Rosenquest Smith 0.4% 1,063
Total Votes 245,839
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Texas District 14 Runoff Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRandy Webber 62.8% 23,295
Felicia Harris 37.2% 13,792
Total Votes 37,087
U.S. House, Texas District 14 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRandy Weber 27.6% 12,088
Green check mark transparent.pngFelicia Harris 18.9% 8,287
Michael Truncale 14.2% 6,212
Jay Old 14% 6,143
Robert Gonzalez 9.8% 4,305
Bill Sargent 7.6% 3,328
John Gay 4.7% 2,075
George Harper 1.9% 813
Mark Mansius 1.3% 554
Total Votes 43,805

Endorsements

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Weber won re-election to the 29th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the March 2nd primary. He defeated Libertarian Jim Foreman in the general election on November 2, 2010.[41]

Texas House of Representatives, District 29
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Randy Weber (R) 33,011 84.68%
Jim Foreman (L) 5,969 15.31%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Weber won election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 29th District, defeating Kevin Murphy (D). Weber received 40,439 votes in the election while Murphy received 26,433 votes.[42] Weber raised $250,978 for his campaign; Murphy raised $30,997.[43]

Texas House of Representatives, District 29
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Randy Weber (R) 40,439 60.47%
Kevin Murphy (D) 26,433 39.52%

Campaign donors

Fundraising events

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


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Weber is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Weber raised a total of $1,334,236 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[44]

Randy Weber's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Texas, District 14) Won $1,334,236
Grand Total Raised $1,334,236


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Weber's reports.[45]

Randy Weber (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[46]April 15, 2013$44,529.79$105,845.29$(36,178.19)$114,196.89
July Quarterly[47]July 15, 2013$114,196.89$113,078.35$(55,393.93)$171,881.31
October Quarterly[48]October 15, 2013$171,881$105,237$(43,177)$233,940
Year-End[49]January 31, 2014$233,940$64,588$(50,545)$247,983
Pre-Primary[50]February 20, 2014$247,983$59,037$(32,350)$274,669
April Quarterly[51]April 15, 2014$274,669$66,071$(30,413)$321,328
July Quarterly[52]July 15, 2014$310,328$75,865$(47,206)$338,986
October Quarterly[53]October 15, 2014$338,986$135,873$(60,661)$414,198
Running totals
$725,594.64$(355,924.12)

2012

Weber won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Weber's campaign committee raised a total of $1,334,236 and spent $1,289,706.[54] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[55]

Cost per vote

Weber spent $9.81 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Weber raised a total of $130,073 in 2010. Below are Eissler's top 6 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[56]

Contributor 2010 total
Randy Weber Campaign $8,019
McCorvey, Anthony $5,000
Perry, Bob J. $5,000
Warren Chisum Campaign $4,000
Friends of the University of Houston $3,000
Waste Management $3,000

2008

Below are Weber's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[57]

Contributor 2008 total
Stars Over Texas PAC $45,000
Texas for Lawsuit Reform $22,500
Bob J Perry $20,000
Randy Weber $15,000
Greater Houston Builders Assoc $5,500

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, Weber's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $401,005 and $1,264,999. That averages to $833,002, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Weber ranked as the 226th most wealthy representative in 2012.[58] Between 2011 and 2012, Weber's calculated net worth[59] increased by an average of 36 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[60]

Randy Weber Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2011$612,928
2012$833,002
Growth from 2011 to 2012:36%
Average annual growth:36%[61]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[62]
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). Weber received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Leadership PACs industry.

From 2011-2014, 26.16 percent of Weber's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[63]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Randy Weber Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,923,959
Total Spent $1,584,972
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Leadership PACs$147,000
Oil & Gas$140,350
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing$86,781
Lawyers/Law Firms$65,369
Retired$63,817
% total in top industry7.64%
% total in top two industries14.94%
% total in top five industries26.16%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Weber is a "moderate Republican follower" as of July 2014.[64]

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.[65]

Weber most often votes with:

Weber 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, Weber missed 6 of 1,072 roll call votes from January 2013 to July 2014. This amounts to 0.6 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[66]

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

Weber ranked 22nd in the conservative rankings in 2013.[67]

Voting with party

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

2014

Weber voted with the Republican Party 94.5 percent of the time, which ranked 105th among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2014.[68]

2013

Weber voted with the Republican Party 96.2 percent of the time, which ranked 155th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[69]

Scorecards

Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

See also: Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index and Empower Texans

Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy."[70] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.

2011

Randy Weber received a grade of A+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

  • 2011 Taxpayer Champion. Weber was named a "2011 Taxpayer Champion," which is "the top award presented by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility to legislators based on their rating on the most recent Fiscal Responsibility Index."[71]

Personal

Weber is married to his wife, Brenda. Together, they have three children.[2]

Recent news

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See also

External links

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  59. 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).
  60. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  61. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  62. 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
Ron Paul
U.S. House of Representatives - Texas District 14
2013-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Texas House District 29
2009–2013
Succeeded by
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