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Lee won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2010. During that election cycle, Lee's campaign committee raised a total of $1,156,049 and spent $1,156,304.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00008046&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'', "Barbara Lee 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 2, 2011]</ref>
 
Lee won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2010. During that election cycle, Lee's campaign committee raised a total of $1,156,049 and spent $1,156,304.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00008046&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'', "Barbara Lee 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 2, 2011]</ref>
  
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Barbara Lee
Barbara Lee.JPG
U.S. House, California, District 13
Incumbent
In office
1999-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 15
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorRonald V. Dellums (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$4.59 in 2012
First electedApril 7, 1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$6,593,131
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
California State Senate
1996-1998
California State Assembly
1990-1996
Education
Bachelor'sMills College
Master'sUniversity of California, Berkeley
Personal
BirthdayJuly 16, 1946
Place of birthEl Paso, Texas
ProfessionSocial Worker
Net worth$385,007
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Barbara Jean Lee (b. July 16, 1946, in El Paso, TX) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing California's 13th Congressional District. Lee was first elected to the House in 1998 in a special election to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of U.S. Representative Ron Dellums.

Lee most recently won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 13th District. She defeated Independent Marilyn Singleton in the general election.[1] She was displaced from her former district by redistricting.[2]

Lee began her political career in the California State Assembly, where she served from 1991 to 1997. She then served in the California State Senate from 1997 until she was elected to the U.S. House in 1998.

Lee is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. She and Dakin Sundeen (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3, 2014, and will face off in the general election.

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

Biography

Lee was born in El Paso, Texas. She earned a B.A. from Mills College in 1973 and an M.S.W. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1975.[3]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Lee serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

Lee served on the following committees:[5]

  • Appropriations Committee
    • Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
    • Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs

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

National security

NDAA

Nay3.png Lee 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.[8]

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.png Lee voted against 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.[9]

CISPA (2013)

Nay3.png Lee 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.[10]

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, known as the Farm Bill.[11] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill provides for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other 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.[12][13] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[13] Lee voted with 102 other Democratic representatives against the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.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.[14][15] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[15] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[16] It included a 1 percent 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. Lee joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[14][15]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.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.[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] Lee voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[19]

Yea3.png The 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.[20] 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. Lee voted for HR 2775.[21]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Nay3.png Lee 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.[22]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Nay3.png Lee 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.[23] The vote largely followed party lines.[24]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Nay3.png Lee 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.[25]

Social issues

Abortion

Nay3.png Lee 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.[26]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Yea3.png Lee 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. She 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.[27]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Barbara Lee'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, Lee is a Hard-Core Liberal. Lee received a score of 78 percent on social issues and 2 percent on economic issues.[28]

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[29]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Opposes
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Opposes Human needs over animal rights Strongly Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Opposes
Support & expand free trade Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Opposes
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Strongly Opposes
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Favors Stay out of Iran Strongly Favors
Privatize Social Security Strongly Opposes Never legalize marijuana Strongly Opposes
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[28]

American response in Syria

See also: United States involvement in Syria

On August 29, 2013, more than 50 House Democrats signed a letter written by Lee calling for a congressional resolution on strikes, cautioning that the dire situation in Syria "should not draw us into an unwise war—especially without adhering to our constitutional requirements."[30][31] The letter also calls on the Obama administration to work with the U.N. Security Council “to build international consensus” condemning the alleged use of chemical weapons.[30][31]

SNAP challenge

See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

In June 2013, more than two dozen House Democrats, including Lee, took part in a SNAP challenge, feeding themselves for a week on the average benefit level of a SNAP recipient.[32] Participants agreed to eat all meals from a limited food budget comparable to that of a SNAP participant, approximately $1.50 per meal, or $4.50 a day.[33]

Campaign themes

2014

Lee's campaign website lists the following issues:[34]

  • Arts & Culture
Excerpt: "The cities in our congressional district have one signature export in common—creativity. The Thirteenth Congressional District deserves a thriving arts economy that supports a greater numbers of artists. "
  • Civil Rights
Excerpt: "Our society has made significant progress in the last half century in terms of becoming a more just nation for all of its peoples. But we still have a long way to go. We must level the playing field and offer every individual an equal opportunity to realize his or her potential."
  • Economy
Excerpt: "A real economic recovery for our urban centers will take time and patience along with thoughtful investment in our collective future. A "cuts only" budget strategy does not address the jobs crisis being experienced in our congressional district, and in every corner of the country. "
  • Education
Excerpt: "Support for public education is a long-standing American value. Over the last 20 years, however, school funding has needlessly become a political football. We must resolve to provide ladders of opportunity to make certain that all children have equal access to a quality public education that will prepare them for college or a living-wage job."
  • Environment
Excerpt: "Protecting our environment is critical to the stability of the nation. Implementing eco-friendly policies will not only improve the quality of life for our residents —it will provide a pathway for economic revitalization and the strengthening of our national security. As a country, we must prioritize the implementation of comprehensive environmental policies that reflect our values. In so doing, we will achieve the goals of protecting our people as well as our planet. "

Elections

2014

See also: California's 13th Congressional District elections, 2014

Lee is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. She and Dakin Sundeen (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3, 2014, defeating Justin Jelincic (D) and Lawrence Allen (P&F). They will face off in the general election on November 4, 2014.[35]

U.S. House, California District 13 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Lee Incumbent 82.6% 77,461
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDakin Sundeen 10.2% 9,533
     Democratic Justin Jelincic 4.9% 4,602
     Peace and Freedom Lawrence Allen 2.3% 2,190
Total Votes 93,786
Source: California Secretary of State

2012

See also: California's 13th Congressional District elections, 2012

Lee won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 13th District.[1] She was displaced from her former district, the 9th by redistricting. She and Marilyn Singleton (Ind) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Justin Jelincic (D). Lee then defeated Singleton in the general election on November 6, 2012.[36][37]

U.S. House, California District 13 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Lee Incumbent 86.8% 250,436
     Independent Marilyn M. Singleton 13.2% 38,146
Total Votes 288,582
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, California District 13 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Lee (D) Incumbent 83.1% 94,709
Green check mark transparent.pngMarilyn Singleton (NPP) 11.8% 13,502
Justin Jelincic (D) 5% 5,741
Total Votes 113,952

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lee is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Lee raised a total of $6,593,131 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[45]

Barbara Lee's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (California, District 13) Won $1,167,291
2010 US House (California, District 9) Won $1,156,049
2008 US House (California, District 9) Won $1,051,437
2006 US House (California, District 9) Won $965,875
2004 US House (California, District 9) Won $871,025
2002 US House (California, District 9) Won $889,322
2000 US House (California, District 9) Won $492,132
Grand Total Raised $6,593,131

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Lee's reports.[46]

Barbara Lee (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[47]April 14, 2013$45,180.59$69,482.55$(84,858.43)$29,804.71
July Quarterly[48]July 14, 2013$29,804.71$178,925.82$(110,755.06)$97,975.47
October Quarterly[49]October 14, 2013$97,975.47$111,504.89$(157,897.99)$51,582.37
Year-End[50]January 30, 2014$51,582$145,649$(95,983)$101,247
April Quarterly[51]April 14, 2014$101,247$148,950$(122,476)$127,721
Pre-Primary[52]May 22, 2014$127,721$52,231$(85,176)$94,776
July Quarterly[53]July 15, 2014$94,776$133,340$(74,707)$153,409
Running totals
$840,083.26$(731,853.48)

2012

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

Lee won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Lee's campaign committee raised a total of $1,167,291 and spent $1,148,467.[54] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[55]

Cost per vote

Lee spent $4.59 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Lee won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Lee's campaign committee raised a total of $1,156,049 and spent $1,156,304.[56]

Her top five contributors between 2009-2010 were:

Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
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
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Lee's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $151,016 and $618,999. That averages to $385,007, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Lee ranked as the 297th most wealthy representative in 2012.[57] Between 2004 and 2012, Lee's calculated net worth[58] decreased by an average of 3 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[59]

Barbara Lee Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$501,372
2012$385,007
Growth from 2004 to 2012:-23%
Average annual growth:-3%[60]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[61]
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.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Lee is a "far-left Democratic leader" as of July 2014. This was the same rating Lee received in June 2013.[62]

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.[63]

Lee most often votes with:

Lee least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Lee missed 327 of 11,302 roll call votes from April 1998 to July 2014. This amounts to 2.9 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[64]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Lee paid her congressional staff a total of $1,082,657 in 2011. He ranked 128th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranked 83rd 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.[65]

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

Lee ranked 28th in the liberal rankings in 2013.[66]

2011

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Lee was 1 of 19 members of congress who ranked 1st in the liberal rankings in 2011.[67]

Voting with party

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

2014

Lee voted with the Democratic Party 92.2 percent of the time, which ranked 125th among the 204 House Democratic members as of July 2014.[68]

2013

Lee voted with the Democratic Party 93.9 percent of the time, which ranked 145th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[69]

Personal

Lee is single and has two children.

Recent news

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See also

External links

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References

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  29. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
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  31. 31.0 31.1 Washington Post, "More than 50 House Democrats also want Syria strike resolution," accessed September 2, 2013
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  58. 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).
  59. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  60. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  61. 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
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Ron Dellums
U.S. House of Representatives - California
1999-Present
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California State Senate
1996-1998
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