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Alan Nunnelee
Alan Nunnelee.jpg
U.S. House, Mississippi, District 1
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorTravis Childers (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$7.68 in 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,207,143
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mississippi State Senate, District 6
1995-2010
Education
Bachelor'sMississippi State University
Personal
BirthdayOctober 9, 1958
Place of birthTupelo, Mississippi
ProfessionInsurance Company Owner
Net worth$620,005
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Patrick Alan Nunnelee (b. October 9, 1958, in Tupelo, Mississippi) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Mississippi's 1st congressional district. Nunnelee was first elected to the House in 2010. He won re-election in 2012. He is set to run for re-election on November 4, 2014.

Nunnelee previously served in the Mississippi State Senate, representing the 6th district.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Nunnelee is one of the most reliable Republican votes, meaning he can be considered a safe vote for the Republican Party in Congress.

Biography

Nunnelee was born in 1958 in Tupelo, Mississippi. He earned his B.S. from Mississippi State University in 1980. Prior to his political career, Nunnelee worked as an insurance company owner.[1]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Nunnelee's political career:[1]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Nunnelee serves on the following committees:[2]

2011-2012

Nunnelee served on the following House committees:[3]

  • Appropriations Committee
    • Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies

Mississippi Senate

Before his resignation from the Mississippi State Senate, Nunnelee served on the following committees:

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 Nunnelee's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[5]

National security

American intervention in Syria
See also: United States involvement in Syria

Nunnelee signed a letter to President Obama on August 28, 2013. The letter encouraged Obama to "consult and receive authorization from Congress before ordering the use of U.S. military force in Syria. Your responsibility to do so is prescribed in the Constitution and the War Powers Resolution of 1973."[6]

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "Yes" Nunnelee 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.[7]

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Nunnelee supported 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.[7]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "No" Nunnelee 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.[7]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "Yes" Nunnelee supported 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.[8] The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[7]

Economy

2013 Farm Bill
Farm Bill
See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Voted "Yes" Nunnelee supported the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[9] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[10]

Budget spending bill
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nunnelee released a statement on September 28, 2013 regarding the budget spending bill. He said, "Today, the House will amend the Senate continuing resolution to include a one-year delay of Obamacare and permanently repeal the job-killing Obamacare medical device tax. We will also pass a separate bill to make sure our troops get paid, no matter what."

"Even the strongest supporters of the Affordable Care Act admit implementation is a train wreck; the law is simply not ready for prime time. Therefore, the Democrat-controlled Senate will have choice: will they shut the government down to protect the President's health care law or agree to keep the government open while granting families and small businesses the same delay from Obamacare that the President has already given big business?"[11]

Immigration

Immigration Executive Order
Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Nunnelee 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.[12] The vote largely followed party lines.[13]

Healthcare

Obamacare
Repealing Obamacare

Voted "Yes" Nunnelee has supported all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[14]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" Nunnelee 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 is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[15]

Previous congressional sessions

  • Nunnelee has voted for repealing ObamaCare.[16]
  • He has sponsored a bill to prevent taxpayer money for funding abortions.[17]
  • He has voted for the balanced budget amendment.[18]
Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Nunnelee 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.[19]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Alan Nunnelee endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential election. [20]

Campaign themes

2012

  • Economy & Jobs

Excerpt: "I believe true economic growth comes from the private sector; the government cannot spend us into prosperity."[21]

  • Education

Excerpt: "We should allow states and schools to have the ability to set their own innovative priorities and receive maximum flexibility in advancing those priorities."[22]

  • Healthcare

Excerpt: "We need to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in order to clear the way for patient centered health care reform."[23]

  • Immigration

Excerpt: "We should first and foremost secure the borders and enforce existing laws. We also need to start dealing with the magnet that draws people here and that is the jobs."[24]

  • National Defense

Excerpt: "I support a strong national defense by providing our military with the resources it needs to keep our nation safe and maintain freedom."[25]

Elections

2014

See also: Mississippi's 1st congressional district elections, 2014

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

2012

See also: Mississippi's 1st congressional district elections, 2012

Nunnelee won re-election.[26] Nunnelee ran for re-election to the 1st congressional district in 2012. He defeated Henry Ross and Robert Estes in the March 13 primary election. Nunnelee faced Brad Morris (D), Jim R. Bourland (Constitution), Danny Bedwell (Libertarian), and Chris Potts (Reform) in the November 6, 2012 general election.[27][28]


Alan Nunnelee, "Closing remarks on amendment to prevent taxpayer funding of abortion"[29]
U.S. House, Mississippi District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Brad Morris 36.9% 114,076
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAlan Nunnelee Incumbent 60.4% 186,760
     Libertarian Danny Bedwell 1.2% 3,584
     Constitution Jim R. Bourland 0.8% 2,390
     Reform Chris Potts 0.8% 2,367
Total Votes 309,177
Source: Mississippi Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
Mississippi's 1st Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAlan Nunnelee Incumbent 57.4% 43,487
Robert Estes 13.7% 10,390
Henry Ross 28.9% 21,944
Total Votes 75,821

Full history


2007

On November 6, 2007, Patrick Nunnelee ran for District 6 of the Mississippi State Senate, beating Johnathan Davis. [31]

Patrick Nunnelee raised $187,894 for his campaign.[32]

Mississippi Senate, District 6
Candidates Votes Percent
Patrick Nunnelee (R) 10,094 65.5%
Johnathan Davis (D) 5,314 34.5%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Nunnelee is available dating back to 1999. Based on available campaign finance records, Nunnelee raised a total of $3,623,643 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 3, 2013.[33][34]

Alan Nunnelee's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Mississippi, District 1) Won $1,467,759
2010 U.S. House (Mississippi, District 1) Won $1,739,384
2009 Mississippi State Senate, District 6 Won $92,941
2007 Mississippi State Senate, District 6 Won $187,894
2005 Mississippi State Senate, District 6 Won $48,155
2003 Mississippi State Senate, District 6 Won $75,410
1999 Mississippi State Senate, District 6 Won $12,100
Grand Total Raised $3,623,643

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 Nunnelee's reports.[35]

Alan Nunnelee (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[36]4/15/2013$157,091.34$5,736.75$(120,660.60)$42,166.49
July Quarterly[37]7/15/2013$42,166.49$259,678.83$(83,190.18)$218,655.14
October Quarterly[38]10/15/2013$218,655.14$205,452.63$(72,130.29)$351,977.48
Running totals
$470,868.21$(275,981.07)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Nunnelee's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Nunnelee won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Nunnelee's campaign committee raised a total of $1,467,760 and spent $1,432,932.[39]

Cost per vote

Nunnelee spent $7.68 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Nunnelee won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Nunnelee's campaign committee raised a total of $1,739,384 and spent $1,617,120.[40]

2009

Nunnelee was not up for election to the Mississippi State Senate in 2009. During that election cycle, Nunnelee raised a total of $92,941.

2007

Nunnelee won re-election to the Mississippi State Senate in 2007. During that election cycle, Nunnelee raised a total of $187,984.

2005

Nunnelee was not up for election to the Mississippi State Senate in 2005. During that election cycle, Nunnelee raised a total of $48,155.

2003

Nunnelee won re-election to the Mississippi State Senate in 2003. During that election cycle, Nunnelee raised a total of $75,410.

1999

Nunnelee won re-election to the Mississippi State Senate in 1999. During that election cycle, Nunnelee raised a total of $12,100.

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.[41]

Nunnelee most often votes with:

Nunnelee least often votes with:

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Nunnelee is a "far-right Republican," as of June 17, 2013.[42]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Nunnelee missed 54 of 1,698 roll call votes from Jan 2011 to Apr 2013, which is 3.2% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. [43]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Nunnelee paid his congressional staff a total of $721,470 in 2011. Overall, Mississippi ranked 41st in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[44]

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, Nunnelee's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $365,011 and $875,000. That averages to $620,005, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 1.3% from 2010.[45]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Nunnelee's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $364,010 to $860,000. This yields an average net worth of $612,005, which is lower than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.[46]

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, as compared to other members, in the previous year. More information about the analysis process can be found on the vote ratings page.

2012

According to the data released in 2013, Nunnelee was ranked the 43rd most conservative representative during 2012.[47]

2011

According to the data released in 2012, Alan Nunnelee was ranked the 56th most conservative representative during 2011.[48]

Voting with party

2013

Alan Nunnelee voted with the Republican Party 97.8% of the time, which ranked 41st among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[49]

Personal

Nunnelee lives in Tupelo, Mississippi, with his wife, Tori (nee Bedels), and their three children.[50]

Recent news

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External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Biographical Guide to Members of Congress "Alan Nunnelee" Accessed December 3, 2011
  2. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  3. U.S. Congress House Clerk "House of Representatives Committee Assignments" Accessed December 3, 2011
  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. Vote Smart, "Letter to President Obama", accessed September 12, 2013
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Project Vote Smart, "Representative Alan Nunnelee's Voting Records on National Security," accessed September 26, 2013
  8. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  9. Vote Smart, "Nunnelee on agriculture", accessed September 26, 2013
  10. New York Times, "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps", accessed September 17, 2013
  11. Yall politics, "Nunnelee - Delay the Obamacare Train Wreck, Keep Government Running", accessed September 30, 2013
  12. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed August 28, 2013
  13. Project Vote Smart, "Representative Alan Nunnelee's Voting Records on Immigration," accessed September 26, 2013
  14. Project Vote Smart, "Representative Alan Nunnelee's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Health Care," accessed September 26, 2013
  15. Project Vote Smart, "Nunnelee on abortion," accessed September 26, 2013
  16. Rep. Nunelle's U.S. House Website, News
  17. Rep. Nunelle's U.S. House Website, News
  18. Rep. Nunelle's U.S. House Website, News
  19. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  20. Rick Santorum for President, "Congressman Alan Nunnelee endorses Santorum for president," March 13, 2012
  21. Alan Nunnelee "Issues," Accessed: October 11, 2012
  22. Alan Nunnelee "Issues," Accessed: October 11, 2012
  23. Alan Nunnelee "Issues," Accessed: October 11, 2012
  24. Alan Nunnelee "Issues," Accessed: October 11, 2012
  25. Alan Nunnelee "Issues," Accessed: October 11, 2012
  26. Politico "2012 Election Map, Mississippi"
  27. Sun Herald "Fields fill up for Mississippi congressional race" Accessed January 16, 2012
  28. Mississippi Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results"
  29. YouTube channel
  30. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  31. Mississippi State Senate official election results for 2007
  32. Follow the Money's report on Nunnelee's 2007 campaign contributions
  33. Open Secrets "Alan Nunnelee" Accessed May 16, 2013
  34. Follow the Money, "Nunnelee, Alan." Retrieved June 3, 2013.
  35. Federal Election Commission "Nunnelee 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 18, 2013
  36. FEC "April Quarterly," July 18, 2013
  37. FEC "July Quarterly," Accessed July 18, 2013
  38. FEC "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  39. Open Secrets "2012 Re-Election Cycle," Accessed June 17, 2013
  40. Open Secrets "Alan Nunnelee 2010 Re-Election Cycle," Accessed December 3, 2011
  41. OpenCongress, "Alan Nunnelee," Accessed August 5, 2013
  42. Gov Track "Alan Nunnelee," Accessed June 17, 2013
  43. GovTrack, "Alan Nunnelee" Accessed April 2013
  44. LegiStorm, "Alan Nunnelee," Accessed October 8, 2012
  45. OpenSecrets.org, "Alan Nunnelee, (R-Miss), 2011"
  46. OpenSecrets.org, "Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss), 2010," Accessed October 8, 2012
  47. National Journal, "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 26, 2013
  48. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  49. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  50. Official House Site "Biography," Accessed December 3, 2011
Political offices
Preceded by
Travis Childers
U.S. House of Representatives - Mississippi, District 1
2011–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Mississippi State Senate, District 6
1995-2010
Succeeded by
Nancy Adams Collins (R)