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Revision as of 14:21, 22 October 2013

Al Green
Al Green.jpg
U.S. House, Texas, District 9
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2005-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorNick Lampson (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$2.54 in 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$2,440,838
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Justice of the Peace, Harris County, Texas
1977-2004
Education
J.D.Texas Southern University
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 1, 1947
Place of birthNew Orleans, Louisiana
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$4,407,505
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Alexander N. "Al" Green (b. September 1, 1947, in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Texas. Green represents Texas' 9th congressional district and was first elected to the House in 2004.

Green most recently won re-election in 2012. He defeated Steve Mueller (R), John Wieder (L), and Vanessa Foster (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Green is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014.

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

Biography

Green attended Florida A&M University and the Tuskegee Institute of Technology. He went on to earn his J.D. From Texas Southern University. Green worked in private practice for several years before being elected Justice of the Peace for Precinct 7, Position 2.[2]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Green serves on the following committees:[3]

  • Financial Services Committee
    • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations - Ranking Member

2011-2012

Green served on the following House committees:[2]

  • Financial Services Committee
    • Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology Subcommittee
    • Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises Subcommittee

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 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[4] For more information pertaining to Green's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[5]

National security

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "Yes" Green 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.[6]

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "No" Green voted against 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 that was largely along party lines.[7]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "Yes" Green voted for HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. 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. The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[8]

Economy

Federal Statutory Pay Adjustment Elimination

Voted "Yes" Green 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 would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years. Green was 1 of 44 Democrats who supported the bill, while 144 voted against it.[9]

Immigration

Arrest during immigration protest
See also: Gang of Eight

On October 8, 2013, eight Democratic members of Congress were arrested while attending a protest calling for comprehensive immigration reform in front of the U.S. Capitol.[10]

The eight included Green, John Lewis, Luis Gutierrez, Charlie Rangel, Raul Grijalva, Joe Crowley, Jan Schakowsky and Keith Ellison.[10] The politicians, along with activists who attended an immigration rally on the National Mall, staged a sit-in near the west side of the Capitol.[10] Authorities arrested the lawmakers for crowding and disrupting the streets around the Capitol. Almost 200 people were arrested by police during the protest.[10]

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "No" Green 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.[11] The vote largely followed party lines.[12]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "No" Green voted against 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.[13]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "No" Green 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 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[14]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Green 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 that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[15]

Elections

2014

See also: Texas' 9th congressional district elections, 2014

Green is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Democratic nomination in the primary election on March 4, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Texas' 9th congressional district elections, 2012

Green won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 9th District. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 29, 2012. He then defeated Steve Mueller (R), John Wieder (L), and Vanessa Foster (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[16][17]

U.S. House, Texas District 9 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAl Green Incumbent 78.5% 144,075
     Republican Steve Mueller 19.7% 36,139
     Green Vanessa Foster 0.9% 1,743
     Libertarian John Wieder 0.9% 1,609
Total Votes 183,566
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Green is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Green raised a total of $2,440,838 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[22]

Al Green's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Texas, District 9) Won $351,713
2010 US House (Texas, District 9) Won $443,131
2008 US House (Texas, District 9) Won $369,156
2006 US House (Texas, District 9) Won $431,655
2004 US House (Texas, District 9) Won $845,183
Grand Total Raised $2,440,838

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Green's reports.[23]

Al Green (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[24]April 15, 2013$175,472.69$12,400.00$(34,726.07)$153,146.62
July Quarterly[25]July 15, 2013$153,146.62$131,265.90$(32,069.50)$252,343.02
October Quarterly[26]October 15, 2013$252,343.02$12,597.30$(39,915.64)$225,024.68
Running totals
$156,263.2$(106,711.21)

2012

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

Green won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Green's campaign committee raised a total of $351,713 and spent $365,844.[27] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[28]

Cost per vote

Green spent $2.54 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Green won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Green's campaign committee raised a total of $443,131 and spent $282,611.[29]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Green is a "rank-and-file Democrat" as of June 2013.[30]

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.[31]

Green most often votes with:

Green least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Green missed 83 of 6,440 roll call votes from January 2005 to March 2013. This amounts to 1.3%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[32]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Green paid his congressional staff a total of $1,016,111 in 2011. Overall, Texas ranks 27th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[33]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Green's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,565,012 to $7,249,999. That averages to $4,407,505, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth decreased by 2.76% from 2010.[34]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Green's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1,665,011 to $7,399,999. That averages to $4,532,505, which is lower than the average net worth of Demoractic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[35]

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. Green ranked 137th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[36]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Green ranked 113th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[37]

Voting with party

2013

Green voted with the Democratic Party 93.5% of the time, which ranked 150th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[38]

Recent news

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References

  1. Politico "2012 Election Map, Texas"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Official House website "Biography," Accessed October 22, 2011
  3. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  4. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  5. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  6. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  7. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  8. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  9. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 NBC News, "Democratic lawmakers arrested during immigration protest," accessed October 9, 2013
  11. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  12. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  13. Project Votesmart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  14. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  15. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  16. Democratic candidate list
  17. Unofficial Democratic primary results
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  22. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Al Green," Accessed March 25, 2013
  23. Federal Election Commission "Al Green Summary Report," Accessed July 23, 2013
  24. 'Federal Election Commission "Al Green April Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
  25. 'Federal Election Commission "Al Green July Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
  26. 'Federal Election Commission "Al Green October Quarterly," Accessed October 22, 2013
  27. Open Secrets "Al Green 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 4, 2013
  28. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  29. Open Secrets "Al Green 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 29, 2011
  30. Gov Track "Al Green," Accessed June 7 2013
  31. OpenCongress, "Al Green," Accessed August 2, 2013
  32. GovTrack, "Al Green," Accessed April 2, 2013
  33. LegiStorm, "Al Green," Accessed September 13, 2012
  34. OpenSecrets.org "Al Green (D-Texas), 2011," accessed February 22, 2013
  35. OpenSecrets.org, "Al Green (D-Texas), 2010," Accessed September 13, 2012
  36. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  37. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  38. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Nick Lampson
U.S. House of Representatives - Texas, District 9
2005-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Justice of the Peace, Harris County, Texas
1977-2004
Succeeded by
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