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Anna Eshoo
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U.S. House, California, District 18
Incumbent
In office
1993-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorTom Campbell (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$7.66 in 2012
First electedNovember 3, 1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$8,180,047
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
San Mateo County Board of Supervisors
1982-1992
Education
Associate'sCanada College
Personal
BirthdayDecember 13, 1942
Place of birthNew Britain, Connecticut
ProfessionCommunications Executive, Political Assistant
Net worth$2,073,505
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Anna Georges Eshoo (b. December 13, 1942, in New Britain, Connecticut) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing California's 18th Congressional District. Eshoo was first elected to the House in 1992.

Eshoo most recently won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 18th District. She defeated Dave Chapman (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1] She was displaced from her former district by redistricting.[2]

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

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

Biography

Eshoo was born in New Britain, Connecticut. She earned her A.A. from Canada College in 1975.[3]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Eshoo's academic, professional and political career:[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Eshoo serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

Eshoo served on the following committees:[6]

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.[7] For more information pertaining to Eshoo's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[8]

National security

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

More than one hundred House lawmakers signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to call Congress back into session if he planned to use military force in Syria.[9]

Rep. Scott Rigell wrote in the letter in August 2013, “engaging our military in Syria when no direct threat to the United States exists and without prior congressional authorization would violate the separation of powers that is clearly delineated in the Constitution.”[9][10]

The members of Congress believed that Obama should have asked Congress for permission before engaging in Libya. “If the use of 221 Tomahawk cruise missles, [sic] 704 Joint Direct Attack Munitions, and 42 Predator Hellfire missiles expended in Libya does not constitute ‘hostilities,’ what does?” the letter asked.[10]

“If you deem that military action in Syria is necessary, Congress can reconvene at your request. We stand ready to come back into session, consider the facts before us, and share the burden of decisions made regarding U.S. involvement in the quickly escalating Syrian conflict,” stated the letter.[10]

Ninety-eight of the signers of the letter were Republicans. Eshoo was one of eighteen Democratic members to sign the letter.[10]

NDAA

Voted "No" Eshoo voted against 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.[11]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "No" Eshoo 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.[12]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "No" Eshoo voted against 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. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[13]

Economy

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.[14] 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.[15] Eshoo voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[16]

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 funds 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.[17] 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. Eshoo voted for HR 2775.[18]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Voted "No" Eshoo voted against 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.[19]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "No" Eshoo 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.[20] The vote largely followed party lines.[21]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "No" Eshoo 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.[22]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "No" Eshoo 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.[23]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Eshoo 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.[24]

Elections

2014

See also: California's 18th Congressional District elections, 2014

Eshoo is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If she runs, she will compete in the blanket primary on June 3, 2013. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: California's 18th Congressional District elections, 2012

Eshoo won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 18th District.[1] She was displaced from her former district, the 14th, by redistricting. She and Dave Chapman (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating William Parks (D) and Carol Brouillet (G). Eshoo went on to defeat Chapman in the general election on November 6, 2012.[25][26]

U.S. House, California District 18 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAnna Eshoo Incumbent 70.5% 212,831
     Republican Dave Chapman 29.5% 89,103
Total Votes 301,934
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


U.S. House, California District 18 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAnna Eshoo (D) Incumbent 61.5% 86,851
Green check mark transparent.pngDave Chapman (R) 29.8% 42,174
William Parks (D) 4.6% 6,504
Carol Brouillet (G) 4.1% 5,777
Total Votes 141,306

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Eshoo is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Eshoo raised a total of $8,180,047 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[37]

Anna Eshoo's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (California, District 18) Won $1,489,802
2010 US House (California, District 14) Won $1,464,393
2008 US House (California, District 14) Won $1,579,249
2006 US House (California, District 14) Won $1,036,465
2004 US House (California, District 14) Won $955,915
2002 US House (California, District 14) Won $846,656
2000 US House (California, District 14) Won $807,567
Grand Total Raised $8,180,047

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Eshoo's reports.[38]

Anna Eshoo (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[39]April 15, 2013$373,558.46$50,186.66$(103,815.80)$319,929.32
July Quarterly[40]July 15, 2013$319,929.32$193,360.89$(149,434.96)$363,855.25
October Quarterly[41]October 15, 2013$363,855.25$198,202.87$(84,380.25)$477,677.87
Year-End[42]January 31, 2014$477,677$177,717$(160,654)$494,740
April Quarterly[43]April 15, 2014$494,740$159,265$(254,852)$399,153
Pre-Primary[44]May 22, 2014$399,153$163,649$(109,620)$453,182
July Quarterly[45]July 15, 2014$453,182$145,398$(149,339)$449,240
Running totals
$1,087,779.42$(1,012,096.01)

2012

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

Eshoo won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Eshoo's campaign committee raised a total of $1,489,802 and spent $1,629,523.[46] This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[47]

Cost per vote

Eshoo spent $7.66 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Eshoo won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Eshoo's campaign committee raised a total of $1,464,393 and spent $1,395,749.[48]

Her top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Eshoo is a "moderate Democratic leader" as of June 2013.[49]

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.[50]

Eshoo most often votes with:

Eshoo least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Eshoo missed 425 of 13,520 roll call votes from January 1993 to March 2013. This amounts to 3.1%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[51]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Eshoo paid her congressional staff a total of $1,203,290 in 2011. She ranked 180th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranked 13th overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, California ranked 5th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[52]

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, Eshoo's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $1,281,011 and $2,866,000. That averages to $2,073,505, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Eshoo ranked as the 146th most wealthy representative in 2012.[53]

Anna Eshoo Yearly Net Worth
YearAvg. Net Worth% Difference from previous year
2012$2,073,505-19.69%
2011$2,582,00640.21%
2010$1,841,505N/A

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. Eshoo ranked 85th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[54]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Eshoo ranked 62nd in the liberal rankings.[55]

Voting with party

2013

Eshoo voted with the Democratic Party 98.7% of the time, which ranked 2nd among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[56]

Personal

Eshoo is divorced and has two children.

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References

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  2. California Democratic Party "Official California Democratic Party Endorsements," Accessed March 3, 2012
  3. Biographical Director of the United States Congress "Anna Georges Eshoo," Accessed April 14, 2012
  4. Biographical Director of the United States Congress "Anna Georges Eshoo," Accessed November 3, 2011
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  22. 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
  23. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
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Political offices
Preceded by
Tom Campbell
U.S. House of Representatives - California
1993-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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San Mateo County Board of Supervisors
1982-1992
Succeeded by
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