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Rob Andrews
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U.S. House, New Jersey, District 1
Former Representative
In office
November 6, 1990-February 2014
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorJim Florio (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$6.89 in 2012
First electedNovember 6, 1990
Campaign $$9,853,373
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders
1986-1990
Education
Bachelor'sBucknell University
J.D.Cornell University
Personal
BirthdayAugust 4, 1957
Place of birthCamden, New Jersey
ProfessionLegal professor
Net worth$814,004
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Robert Ernest "Rob" Andrews (b. August 4, 1957, in Camden, New Jersey) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from New Jersey. Andrews was elected by voters from New Jersey's 1st Congressional District. Andrews ran for re-election in 2012 and won.[1]

Andrews resigned from Congress in February 2014 to take a job with the Dilworth Paxson law firm, a prominent firm in Philadelphia.[2][3][4] On February 28, 2014, governor Chris Christie announced that there would be a special election to fill the seat, which would take place on November 4, 2014.[5]

He was under investigation by the House Ethics Committee, after allegations were made in 2012 that he used funds from his re-election campaign to pay for a trip to Scotland for his family.[4] Andrews maintains that his decision to resign was unrelated to these investigations.[6]


Biography

Andrews was born in Camden, New Jersey. He graduated with a B.S. from Bucknell University in 1975, and earned his J.D. from Cornell Law School in 1979.[7]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Andrews' academic, professional and political career:[8]

  • 1986-1990: Camden County chosen freeholder (county legislator)
  • 1988-1990: Camden County freeholder director
  • Attorney and Adjunct Professor, Rutgers University School of Law

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Andrews served on the following committees:[9]

2011-2012

Andrews served on the following committees:[10]

Issues

Legislative actions

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.[11] For more information pertaining to Andrews's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[12]

National security

NDAA

Voted "Yes" Andrews 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.[13]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "No" Andrews voted in opposition of 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 and was largely along party lines.[13]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "Yes" Andrews voted in favor of 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.[13]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "No" Andrews voted in opposition 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.[14] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[13]

Economy

Farm Bill
See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Voted "No" Andrews voted against the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[15] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[16]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" 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.[17] 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.[18] Andrews voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[17]

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. Andrews voted for HR 2775.[20]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "No" Andrews voted against 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.[21] The vote largely followed party lines.[22]

Healthcare

Repealing Obamacare

Voted "No" Andrews has voted against all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[23]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "No" Andrews voted against 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 is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[24]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Andrews 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 172 Democrats who voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[25]

Campaign finance investigation

In 2012, Andrews faced an FEC investigation of his use of campaign funds, some of which he spent on seemingly non-campaign-related travel and a speeding ticket, among other things.[26][27][4]

According to the congressional ethics office, Andrews may have violated federal law by using campaign funds to pay for personal trips to Scotland and Los Angeles and by using a graduation party for his daughter to raise money for his campaign.[28]

The report stated that Andrews, "refused to provide requested documents" and released credit card statements "after making significant redactions." Andrews denied charges, stating that "the record will show that I have followed all rules and met all standards of the House."[29]

On March 19, 2013, the House Ethics Committee advanced the investigation by appointing an investigative panel to further examine the allegations. Such a panel had the power to compel testimony through subpoenas, and was charged with thoroughly investigating the legislator in question before the House Ethics Committee decided whether to dismiss the case, or to punish any non-compliance that may be found.[29]The chairman of the Andrews investigative subcommittee was Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) with Del. Pedro Pierluisi (D-Puerto Rico) serving as its ranking member.[30] However, no conclusion has yet been reached on the matter.[29]

Elections

2014

See also: New Jersey's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

Andrews resigned from Congress in February 2014 to take a job with a prominent Philadelphia law firm.[3][4] His resignation forced a special election for his seat.[4][5]

He was under investigation by the House Ethics Committee, after allegations were made in 2012 that he used funds from his re-election campaign to pay for a trip to Scotland for his family.[4]

2012

See also: New Jersey's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

Andrews ran for re-election in 2012.[31] He defeated Francis Tenaglio in the Democratic primary and faced Republican Greg Horton in the November general election.[32][33]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRob Andrews Incumbent 68.2% 210,470
     Republican Greg Horton 30% 92,459
     Green John William Reitter 1.4% 4,413
     Independent Margaret Chapman 0.4% 1,177
Total Votes 308,519
Source: New Jersey Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, New Jersey District 1 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Andrews Incumbent 88.4% 21,318
Francis Tenaglio 11.6% 2,797
Total Votes 24,115

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Andrews is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Andrews raised a total of $11,558,765 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 18, 2013.[44]

Rob Andrews's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (New Jersey, District 1) Won $1,510,757
2010 US House (New Jersey, District 1) Won $1,455,172
2008 US House (New Jersey, District 1) Won $3,629,256
2006 US House (New Jersey, District 1) Won $2,218,353
2004 US House (New Jersey, District 1) Won $1,039,835
2002 US House (New Jersey, District 1) Won $821,172
2000 US House (New Jersey, District 1) Won $884,220
Grand Total Raised $11,558,765

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below were Andrews' reports before he announced his resignation.[45]

Rob Andrews (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[46]April 15, 2013$491,519.32$76,647.97$(230,008.34)$338,158.95
July Quarterly[47]July 15, 2013$338,158.95$288,842.01$(135,749.10)$491,251.86
October Quarterly[48]October 15, 2013$491,251.86$187,782.51$(168,613.17)$510,421.20
Year-End Quarterly[49]December 31, 2013$510,421$213,235$(91,188)$567,375
Running totals
$766,507.49$(625,558.61)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Andrews campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Andrews won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Andrews' campaign committee raised a total of $1,510,757 and spent $1,449,947.[50]

Cost per vote

Andrews spent $6.89 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Andrews' campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Andrews was elected to the U.S. House in 2010. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,455,172 and spent $1,293,841.[51]
U.S. House, New Jersey District 1, 2010 - Rob Andrews Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,455,172
Total Spent $1,293,841
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $62,872
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $39,030
Top contributors to Rob Andrews's campaign committee
Corinthian Colleges$24,150
DLA Piper$14,500
Natl Assn of Professional Employer Orgs$13,500
Blue Cross/Blue Shield$11,250
American Dental Assn$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$132,196
Education$119,780
Health Professionals$76,100
Insurance$62,900
Building Trade Unions$52,500

Analysis

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.[52]

Andrews most often voted with:

Andrews least often voted with:

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Andrews was a "rank-and-file Democrat," as of June 19, 2013.[53]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Andrews missed 836 of 14,455 roll call votes from January 1991 to April 2013. This amounts to 5.8%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[53]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Andrews paid his congressional staff a total of $816,097 in 2011. Overall, New Jersey ranks 42nd in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[54]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Andrews is one of nearly 25% of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Andrews's staff was given an apparent $14,629.66 in bonus money.[55]

Net worth

See also: Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Andrews' net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $483,008 and $1,145,000. That averages to $814,004, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Andrews ranked as the 228th most wealthy representative in 2012.[56]

Rob Andrews Yearly Net Worth
YearAvg. Net WorthAvg. Citizen Net Worth
2012$814,004.00$71,000

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Andrews ranked 118th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[57]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Andrews ranked 120th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[58]

Voting with party

2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Rob Andrews has voted with the Democratic Party 96.2% of the time, which ranked 25th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[59]

Personal

Andrews is married to Camille Spinello Andrews, Associate Dean of Enrollment and Projects at Rutgers School of Law in Camden and Managing Director at Context Capital Partners. The Andrews have two daughters, Jackie and Josie. The Andrews family lives in Haddon Heights. While he was a member of Congress, Rob did not keep an apartment in Washington, D.C. but instead commuted each day by train.[8]

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External links


References

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  23. Project Vote Smart, "Representative Rob Andrews' Voting Records on Issue: Health and Healthcare," accessed September 30, 2013
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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Florio
U.S. House of Representatives - New Jersey District 1
1990-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders
1986-1990
Succeeded by
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