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{{tnr}}'''William R. "Bill" Keating''' (b. March 31, 1955) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] representing [[Massachusetts' 9th congressional district]]. Keating was first elected to the House  in 2010 for [[Massachusetts' 10th congressional district]] but due to redistricting won re-election in [[Massachusetts' 9th  congressional district elections, 2012|district 9]] on November 6, 2012. He is currently serving his second consecutive term. <ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Massachusetts"]</ref>
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{{tnr}}'''William R. "Bill" Keating''' (b. September 6, 1952, in Norwood, Massachusetts) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] representing [[Massachusetts' 9th Congressional District]]. Keating was first elected to the House  in 2010 for [[Massachusetts' 10th Congressional District]] but due to redistricting, he won re-election in [[Massachusetts' 9th  congressional district elections, 2012|Massachusetts' 9th  congressional district]] on November 6, 2012. He is currently serving his second consecutive term.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'', "2012 Election Map, Massachusetts," accessed 2012]</ref>
Keating is set to run for re-election in [[Massachusetts' 8th congressional district]] in the general election on [[Massachusetts' 9th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]].
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Keating is set to run for re-election in [[Massachusetts' 8th Congressional District]] in the general election on [[Massachusetts' 9th Congressional District elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]].
Prior to being elected in the House Keating was a member of the Massachusetts House of Represenatives, a member of the Massachusetts State Senate as well as serverving as  the Norwood District Attorney.<ref name="bio"/>
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Prior to being elected to the House, Keating was a member of the [[Massachusetts House of Representatives]] and a member of the [[Massachusetts State Senate]]. He also served as the Norwood District Attorney.<ref name="bio"/>
  
 
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
After earning his bachelor's degree, Keating went into politics as a 23-year-old representative in the [[Massachusetts House of Representatives]]. He served in that chamber for seven years and went on to be elected to the [[Massachusetts Senate]]. Keating also earned his master's degree and J.D., passing the Massachusetts bar. In the decade between serving in the state senate and being elected to the [[U.S. House]], Keating worked as the Norwood District Attorney.<ref name="bio"/>
 
After earning his bachelor's degree, Keating went into politics as a 23-year-old representative in the [[Massachusetts House of Representatives]]. He served in that chamber for seven years and went on to be elected to the [[Massachusetts Senate]]. Keating also earned his master's degree and J.D., passing the Massachusetts bar. In the decade between serving in the state senate and being elected to the [[U.S. House]], Keating worked as the Norwood District Attorney.<ref name="bio"/>
 
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
*2011-Present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]], [[Massachusetts' 10th congressional district]]
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Below is an abbreviated outline of Keating's academic, professional and political career:<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=K000035 ''Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress'', "Keating," accessed September 20, 2013]</ref>
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*2011-Present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]], [[Massachusetts' 10th Congressional District]]
 
*1999-2010: Norwood District Attorney
 
*1999-2010: Norwood District Attorney
 
*1985-1998: [[Massachusetts State Senate]]
 
*1985-1998: [[Massachusetts State Senate]]
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===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
Keating serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"]</ref>
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Keating serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com'', "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. House of Representatives'', "Committee assignments," accessed March 31, 2014]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs|Foreign Affairs Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs|Foreign Affairs Committee]]
**Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats ''Chair''
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**Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats: ''Chair''
 
**Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
 
**Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security|Homeland Security Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security|Homeland Security Committee]]
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**Subcommittee on Counterterriorism and Intelligence
 
**Subcommittee on Counterterriorism and Intelligence
  
====2011-12====
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====2011-2012====
Keating was a member of the following House committees:<ref>[http://keating.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=19&Itemid=9 ''Official House website'' "Committee Assignments," Accessed December 2, 2011]</ref>
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Keating was a member of the following House committees:<ref>[http://keating.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=19&Itemid=9 ''Official House website,'' "Committee Assignments," accessed December 2, 2011]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security|Homeland Security Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security|Homeland Security Committee]]
 
**Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies Subcommittee
 
**Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies Subcommittee
**Oversight, Investigations and Management Subcommittee ''Ranking member''
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**Oversight, Investigations and Management Subcommittee: ''Ranking member''
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Small Business|Small Business Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Small Business|Small Business Committee]]
 
**Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade
 
**Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade
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**Middle East and South Asia Subcommittee
 
**Middle East and South Asia Subcommittee
  
==Issues==
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==Key votes==
===Specific votes===
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===113th Congress===
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===National security===
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====NDAA====
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{{Oppose vote}} Keating voted in opposition of 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.<ref name=ns>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/4743/bill-keating?categoryId=61&type=V,S,R,F,P#.UkM6FYakrMk ''Project Vote Smart'', "Representative Bill Keating's Voting Records on National Security," accessed September 25, 2013]</ref>
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====DHS Appropriations====
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{{Oppose vote}} Keating voted in opposition of 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 and was largely along party lines.<ref name=ns/>
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====Keystone Pipeline Amendment====
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{{Support vote}} Keating 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.<ref name=ns/>
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====CISPA (2013)====
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{{Neutral vote}} Keating did not vote on 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.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c113:4:./temp/~c113vMEvNq:e679: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref name=ns/>
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===Economy===
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====Farm bill====
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{{House Farm Bill Dem No|Name=Keating}}
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====2014 Budget====
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{{House Budget 2014 Dem Yes|Name=Keating}}
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====Government shutdown====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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{{oppose vote}} 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Keating voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{support vote}} The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|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 [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for [[Obamacare]] subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> 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. Keating voted for HR 2775.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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===Immigration===
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====Morton Memos Prohibition====
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{{Oppose vote}} Keating 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.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.AMDT.136," accessed August 28, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/4743/bill-keating?categoryId=40&type=V,S,R,F,P#.UkM88YakrMk ''Project Vote Smart'', "Representative Keating on immigration," accessed September 25, 2013]</ref>
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===Healthcare===
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====Repealing Obamacare====
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{{Oppose vote}} Keating has voted against all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/4743/bill-keating?categoryId=38&type=V,S,R,F,P#.UkM9SIakrMk ''Project Vote Smart'', "Representative Bill Keating's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Healthcare," accessed September 25, 2013]</ref>
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===Social issues===
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====Abortion====
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{{Oppose vote}} Keating 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.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/4743/bill-keating?categoryId=2&type=V,S,R,F,P#.UkM9m4akrMk ''Project Vote Smart'', "Keating on abortion," accessed September 25, 2013]</ref>
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===Previous congressional sessions===
 
====Fiscal Cliff====
 
====Fiscal Cliff====
 
{{Support vote}}
 
{{Support vote}}
Keating 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 one 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
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Keating 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 one 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'', "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013]</ref>
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==Issues==
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===On The Issues Vote Match===
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[[File:s040_010.gif|right|290px|thumb|Bill Keating's Vote Match results from ''On The Issues''.]]
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:: ''See also: [[On The Issues Vote Match]]''
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''On The Issues'' conducts a [http://www.ontheissues.org/Quiz/Quiz2012.asp?quiz=Pres2012 VoteMatch] analysis of all Congressional members 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, Keating is a '''Liberal Populist.''' Keating received a score of 44 percent on personal issues and 14 percent on economic issues.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
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{{Ontheissues vote quiz|Name=Keating|Date=2014|Ref=<ref name="ontheissues">[http://House.OnTheIssues.org/MA/Bill_Keating.htm ''On The Issues'', "Bill Keating Vote Match," accessed July 1, 2014]</ref>
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|Abortion= Strongly Favors
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|Hiring= Strongly Favors
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|Marriage= Strongly Favors
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|God= Unknown
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|ObamaCare=Strongly Favors
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|Social Security= Strongly Opposes
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|School Choice= Strongly Opposes
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|Animals=Opposes
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|Crime= Favors
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|Guns= Strongly Opposes
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|Taxes=Unknown
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|Citizenship=Strongly Opposes
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|Free Trade= Opposes
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|United Nations=Unknown
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|Military=Strongly Opposes
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|Campaign Funds= Strongly Favors
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|Iran=Neutral
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|Energy=Strongly Favors
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|Marijuana=Strongly Favors
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|Stimulus=Favors
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====King Amendment====
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Keating signed a letter sent to [[Collin Peterson]] in August 2013, asking him to keep [[Steve King]]'s amendment out of the final Farm Bill.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/public-statement/806604/letter-to-ranking-member-collin-peterson-house-committee-on-agriculture-reject-rep-kings-provision-on-farm-bill#.UkBtzIakrMk ''Vote Smart'', "Letter to Ranking Member Collin Peterson, House Committee on Agriculture - Reject Rep. King's Provision on Farm Bill," accessed September 23, 2013]</ref>  The "Protect Interstate Commerce Act" amendment prevents states from applying their own laws on agricultural products to agricultural products from another state.<ref>[http://swampland.time.com/2013/08/17/king-farm-bill-amendment-angers-animal-advocates/ ''Time.com'', "King Farm Bill Amendment Angers Animal Advocates," accessed September 18, 2013]</ref>. King introduced the amendment in response to a law in California, requiring a larger size cage for  egg-producing chickens. King represents Iowa, which is a large egg producer.
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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[[File:SimmeringRace.jpg|right|100px|link=U.S. House battleground districts, 2014]]
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:: ''See also: [[Massachusetts' 9th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
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Keating is set to run for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Democratic nomination in the primary election. {{Nov2014genelection}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
::''See also: [[Redistricting in Massachusetts]]'' and ''[[United States House of Representatives elections in Massachusetts, 2012]]''
 
::''See also: [[Redistricting in Massachusetts]]'' and ''[[United States House of Representatives elections in Massachusetts, 2012]]''
Keating ran for re-election in 2012. He had been redistricted to the [[Massachusetts' 8th congressional district|8th congressional district of Massachusetts]], but moved and sought re-election in the newly created [[Massachusetts' 9th congressional district|9th congressional district of Massachusetts]]. He defeated [[Sam Sutter]] in the September 6, 2012 Democratic primary. <ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/MA_US_House_0906.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'' "Massachusetts Primary Results," Accessed September 6, 2012]</ref>
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Keating ran for re-election in 2012. He had been redistricted to the [[Massachusetts' 8th Congressional District|8th Congressional District of Massachusetts]], but moved and sought re-election in the newly created [[Massachusetts' 9th Congressional District|9th Congressional District of Massachusetts]]. He defeated [[Sam Sutter]] in the September 6, 2012 Democratic primary.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/MA_US_House_0906.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "Massachusetts Primary Results," accessed September 6, 2012]</ref>
 
====General election====
 
====General election====
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====Primary results====
 
 
{{Primary election box 2012
 
{{Primary election box 2012
|Chamber= Massachusetts' 9th Congressional District
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|Chamber = U.S. House, Massachusetts District 9
 
|party= Democratic  
 
|party= Democratic  
 
|winner1 =Bill Keating
 
|winner1 =Bill Keating
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====Endorsements====
 
====Endorsements====
Keating was endorsed by the organizations below for the 2012 election.<ref>http://www.billkeating.org/bostonglobe/endorses Keating's Official Website]</ref><ref>http://www.billkeating.org/node/1370 Keating's Official Website]</ref>
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Keating was endorsed by the organizations below for the 2012 election.<ref>http://www.billkeating.org/bostonglobe/endorses ''Keating's Official Website'', "Boston Globe Endorses Bill!," accessed July 18, 2013]</ref>
 
*Boston Globe
 
*Boston Globe
 
*AFL-CIO
 
*AFL-CIO
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|year=2010
 
|year=2010
 
|Editdate=May 16, 2013  
 
|Editdate=May 16, 2013  
|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00031933&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Bill Keating" Accessed May 16, 2013]</ref>
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00031933&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Bill Keating," accessed May 16, 2013]</ref>
 
|party=Democratic
 
|party=Democratic
 
|totalraised2012=1061105
 
|totalraised2012=1061105
 
|result2012=Won
 
|result2012=Won
|office2012=U.S. House (Massachusetts, [[Massachusetts' 9th congressional district|District 9]])
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|office2012=U.S. House (Massachusetts, [[Massachusetts' 9th Congressional District|District 9]])
 
|totalraised2010=1508869
 
|totalraised2010=1508869
 
|result2010=Won
 
|result2010=Won
|office2010=U.S. House (Massachusetts, [[Massachusetts' 10th congressional district|District 10]])
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|office2010=U.S. House (Massachusetts, [[Massachusetts' 10th Congressional District|District 10]])
 
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===2014===
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{{Bill Keating 2014 FEC}}
  
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
[[File:Bill_Keating-2012_donor_breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Keating's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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[[File:Keating 2012 Donors.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Keating's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
Keating won election to the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Keating's campaign committee raised a total of  $1,061,105  and spent  $816,180.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00031933&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' " 2012 Re-Election Cycle," Accessed February 15, 2013]</ref>
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Keating won election to the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Keating's campaign committee raised a total of  $1,061,105  and spent  $816,180.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00031933&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'', "2012 Re-Election Cycle," accessed February 15, 2013]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
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Keating spent $2.43 per vote received in 2012.
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{{Congress donor box 2012
 
{{Congress donor box 2012
 
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|winner = Y
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|Chamber = U.S. House, Massachusetts District 9
 
|party = Democratic
 
|party = Democratic
 
|total raised =  $1,061,105  
 
|total raised =  $1,061,105  
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
[[File:Bill Keating 2010 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Keating's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
 
[[File:Bill Keating 2010 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Keating's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
Keating won election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2010. During that election cycle, Keating's campaign committee raised a total of $1,508,869 and spent $1,505,516.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?id=MA10&cycle=2010 ''Open Secrets'' "2010 Race: Massachusetts District 10," Accessed December 2, 2011]</ref>
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Keating won election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2010. During that election cycle, Keating's campaign committee raised a total of $1,508,869 and spent $1,505,516.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?id=MA10&cycle=2010 ''Open Secrets'', "2010 Race: Massachusetts District 10," accessed December 2, 2011]</ref>
 
{{Congress donor box 2010
 
{{Congress donor box 2010
|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives, Massachusetts, 10th District
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|Chamber = U.S. House, Massachusetts District 10
 
|party = Democratic
 
|party = Democratic
 
|total raised = $1,508,869
 
|total raised = $1,508,869
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|opponent raised = $1,292,757
 
|opponent raised = $1,292,757
 
|opponent spent = $1,229,158
 
|opponent spent = $1,229,158
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|org1 =Commonwealth of Massachusetts
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|org2 = Thornton & Naumes
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|org3 = Norfolk District Attorney
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|org4 = American Assn for Justice
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|org5 = American Federation of Teachers
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|orgdonor1 = $48,812
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|orgdonor2 = $27,900
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|orgdonor3 = $11,415
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|orgdonor4 = $10,000
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|orgdonor5 = $10,000
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|ind1 = Lawyers/Law Firms
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|ind2 = Retired
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|ind3 = Civil Servants/Public Officials
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|ind4 = Public Sector Unions
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|ind5 = Real Estate
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|inddonor1 = $276,984
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|inddonor2 = $84,397
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|inddonor3 = $75,237
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|inddonor4 = $65,500
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|inddonor5 = $55,760
 
|}}
 
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==Personal Gain Index==
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[[File:Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png|right|200px|link=Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]
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::''See also: [[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''<br>
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The '''[[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''' is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the [[United States Congress|U.S. Congress]] have personally benefited from their tenure as public servants. <br>
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It consists of four different metrics pioneered by the [[Government Accountability Institute]]:
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*[[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)|Changes in Net Worth]]
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*[[The K-Street Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The K-Street Metric]]
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*[[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Donation Concentration Metric]]
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:: ''See also: [[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)]] and [[Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Keating's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $875,049 and $2,556,999. That averages to '''$1,716,024,''' which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Keating ranked as the 163rd most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00031933&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "Keating (D-MA), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref> Between 2009 and 2012, Keating's calculated net worth<ref>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).</ref> decreased by an average of 21 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.<ref>This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.</ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', LASTNAME is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|SCORE PARTY LEADERSHIP]]" as of DATE.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/person.xpd?id=400222 ''Gov Track'' "FULLNAME," Accessed DATE]</ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Keating is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|Democratic follower]]," as of August 9, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/william_keating/412435 ''GovTrack'', "Rep. William Keating," accessed July 18, 2013]</ref>
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===Like-minded colleagues===
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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.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/412435_William_Keating ''OpenCongress'', "William Keating," accessed August 5, 2013]</ref>
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===Lifetime voting record===
 
===Lifetime voting record===
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Keating missed 37 of 1,695 roll call votes from Jan 2011 to Mar 2013, which is 2.2%. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/william_keating/412435 ''GovTrack,'' "Bill Keating" Accessed April 2013]</ref>
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Keating missed 37 of 1,695 roll call votes from January 2011 to March  2013, which is 2.2%. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/william_keating/412435 ''GovTrack'', "Bill Keating," accessed April 2013]</ref>
  
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Keating paid his congressional staff a total of $778,417 in 2011.  He ranked 5th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and he ranked 41st overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Massachusetts]] ranked 2nd in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2826/Rep_Bill_Keating.htmlLegiStorm "Bill Keating"]</ref>
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Keating paid his congressional staff a total of $778,417 in 2011.  He ranked 5th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranked 41st overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Massachusetts]] ranked 2nd in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2826/Rep_Bill_Keating.html ''LegiStorm'', "Bill Keating," accessed 2012]</ref>
 
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Keating's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $968,049 and $2,750,999. This averages to $1,859,524, which is a 8.84% decrease since 2010. This is lower than the $5,107,874 average net worth for Democratic representatives in 2011.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00031933&year=2011''OpenSecrets.org'', "Keating, (D-Mass), 2011"]</ref>
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Keating's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1,678,053 and $7,152,000. That averages to $4,415,026.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00031933&year=2010''OpenSecrets.org'', "Keating, (D-Mass), 2010"]</ref>
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According to the data released in 2013, Keating was ranked the 84th most liberal representative during 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings/table-house-liberal-scores-by-issue-area-20130221 ''National Journal,'' "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 26, 2013]</ref>
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According to the data released in 2013, Keating was ranked the 84th most liberal representative during 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings/table-house-liberal-scores-by-issue-area-20130221 ''National Journal'', "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," accessed February 26, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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According to the data released in 2012, Bill Keating was ranked the 126th most liberal representative during 2011. This means that he possesses the most consservative rating of any of the representatives of Massachusetts.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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According to the data released in 2012, Bill Keating was ranked the 126th most liberal representative during 2011. This means that he possesses the most consservative rating of any of the representatives of Massachusetts.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal'', "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
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Bill Keating
William Keating.jpg
U.S. House, Massachusetts, District 9
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorStephen Lynch (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$2.43 in 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next primarySeptember 9, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$2,569,974
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Norwood District Attorney
1999-2010
Massachusetts State Senate
1985-1998
Massachusetts House of Representatives
1977-1984
Education
Bachelor'sBoston College
Master'sBoston College
J.D.Suffolk University
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 6, 1952
Place of birthNorwood, Massachusetts
Net worth$1,859,524
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
William R. "Bill" Keating (b. September 6, 1952, in Norwood, Massachusetts) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing Massachusetts' 9th Congressional District. Keating was first elected to the House in 2010 for Massachusetts' 10th Congressional District but due to redistricting, he won re-election in Massachusetts' 9th congressional district on November 6, 2012. He is currently serving his second consecutive term.[1]

Keating is set to run for re-election in Massachusetts' 8th Congressional District in the general election on November 4, 2014. Prior to being elected to the House, Keating was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and a member of the Massachusetts State Senate. He also served as the Norwood District Attorney.[2]

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

Biography

After earning his bachelor's degree, Keating went into politics as a 23-year-old representative in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He served in that chamber for seven years and went on to be elected to the Massachusetts Senate. Keating also earned his master's degree and J.D., passing the Massachusetts bar. In the decade between serving in the state senate and being elected to the U.S. House, Keating worked as the Norwood District Attorney.[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Keating's academic, professional and political career:[3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Keating serves on the following committees:[4][5]

  • Foreign Affairs Committee
    • Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats: Chair
    • Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
  • Homeland Security Committee
    • Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies
    • Subcommittee on Counterterriorism and Intelligence

2011-2012

Keating was a member of the following House committees:[6]

Key votes

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

National security

NDAA

Voted "No" Keating voted in opposition of 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.[9]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "No" Keating voted in opposition of 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 and was largely along party lines.[9]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "Yes" Keating 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.[9]

CISPA (2013)

Neutral/Abstain Keating did not vote on 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.[10] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[9]

Economy

Farm bill

Voted "No" 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] Keating voted with 102 other Democratic representatives against the bill.

2014 Budget

Voted "Yes" 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% 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. Keating 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

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

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.[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. Keating voted for HR 2775.[21]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "No" Keating 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.[22] The vote largely followed party lines.[23]

Healthcare

Repealing Obamacare

Voted "No" Keating has voted against all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[24]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "No" Keating 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.[25]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Keating 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 one 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.[26]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Bill Keating's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of all Congressional members 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, Keating is a Liberal Populist. Keating received a score of 44 percent on personal issues and 14 percent on economic issues.[27]

On The Issues organization logo.
On The Issues Vote Quiz
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 Unknown
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Opposes Human needs over animal rights Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Unknown Stricter punishment reduces crime Favors
Support & expand free trade Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Unknown
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Strongly Opposes
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Favors Stay out of Iran Neutral
Privatize Social Security Strongly Opposes Never legalize marijuana Strongly Favors
Note: Information last updated in 2014.[27]

King Amendment

Keating signed a letter sent to Collin Peterson in August 2013, asking him to keep Steve King's amendment out of the final Farm Bill.[28] The "Protect Interstate Commerce Act" amendment prevents states from applying their own laws on agricultural products to agricultural products from another state.[29]. King introduced the amendment in response to a law in California, requiring a larger size cage for egg-producing chickens. King represents Iowa, which is a large egg producer.

Elections

2014

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See also: Massachusetts' 9th Congressional District elections, 2014

Keating 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. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Redistricting in Massachusetts and United States House of Representatives elections in Massachusetts, 2012

Keating ran for re-election in 2012. He had been redistricted to the 8th Congressional District of Massachusetts, but moved and sought re-election in the newly created 9th Congressional District of Massachusetts. He defeated Sam Sutter in the September 6, 2012 Democratic primary.[30]

General election

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 9 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Keating Incumbent 55.1% 212,754
     Republican Christopher Sheldon 30.2% 116,531
     Independent Daniel Botelho 8.5% 32,655
     N/A All Others 0.1% 465
     N/A Blank Votes 6.1% 23,394
Total Votes 385,799
Source: Massachusetts Secretary of State "Return of Votes"
U.S. House, Massachusetts District 9 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Keating Incumbent 59.2% 31,314
Sam Sutter 40.8% 21,616
Total Votes 52,930

Endorsements

Keating was endorsed by the organizations below for the 2012 election.[31]

  • Boston Globe
  • AFL-CIO

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Keating is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Keating raised a total of $2,569,974 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 16, 2013.[33]

Bill Keating's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Massachusetts, District 9) Won $1,061,105
2010 U.S. House (Massachusetts, District 10) Won $1,508,869
Grand Total Raised $2,569,974

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 Keating’s reports.[34]

Bill Keating (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[35]April 15, 2013$248,278.10$44,846.28$(42,106.51)$251,017.87
July Quarterly[36]July 15, 2013$251,017.87$106,529.70$(39,279.70)$318,267.87
October Quarterly[37]October 15, 2013$318,267.87$96,850.41$(42,213.42)$372,904.86
Year-end[38]January 31, 2014$372,904$86,020$(40,054)$418,871
April Quarterly[39]April 15, 2014$418,871$169,889$(38,300)$550,459
Running totals
$504,135.39$(201,953.63)

2012

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

Keating won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Keating's campaign committee raised a total of $1,061,105 and spent $816,180.[40]

Cost per vote

Keating spent $2.43 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Keating won election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Keating's campaign committee raised a total of $1,508,869 and spent $1,505,516.[41]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 10, 2010 - Bill Keating Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,508,869
Total Spent $1,505,516
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $1,292,757
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $1,229,158
Top contributors to Bill Keating's campaign committee
Commonwealth of Massachusetts$48,812
Thornton & Naumes$27,900
Norfolk District Attorney$11,415
American Assn for Justice$10,000
American Federation of Teachers$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$276,984
Retired$84,397
Civil Servants/Public Officials$75,237
Public Sector Unions$65,500
Real Estate$55,760

Personal Gain Index

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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 personally benefited from their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics pioneered by the Government Accountability Institute:

PGI: 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, Keating's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $875,049 and $2,556,999. That averages to $1,716,024, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Keating ranked as the 163rd most wealthy representative in 2012.[42] Between 2009 and 2012, Keating's calculated net worth[43] decreased by an average of 21 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[44]

Bill Keating Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2009$4,689,040
2012$1,716,024
Growth from 2009 to 2012:-63%
Average annual growth:-21%[45]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[46]
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, Keating is a "Democratic follower," as of August 9, 2013.[47]

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.[48]

Keating most often votes with:

Keating least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Keating missed 37 of 1,695 roll call votes from January 2011 to March 2013, which is 2.2%. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[49]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Keating paid his congressional staff a total of $778,417 in 2011. He ranked 5th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranked 41st overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Massachusetts ranked 2nd in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[50]

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, Keating was ranked the 84th most liberal representative during 2012.[51]

2011

According to the data released in 2012, Bill Keating was ranked the 126th most liberal representative during 2011. This means that he possesses the most consservative rating of any of the representatives of Massachusetts.[52]

Voting with party

June 2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Keating has voted with the Democratic Party 93.5% of the time, which ranked 66th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[53]

Personal

Keating and his wife, Tevis, have two children.[2]

Recent news

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All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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See also

External links

References

  1. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Massachusetts," accessed 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Official House website, "Biography," accessed December 2, 2011
  3. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress, "Keating," accessed September 20, 2013
  4. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
  5. U.S. House of Representatives, "Committee assignments," accessed March 31, 2014
  6. Official House website, "Committee Assignments," accessed December 2, 2011
  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  8. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Project Vote Smart, "Representative Bill Keating's Voting Records on National Security," accessed September 25, 2013
  10. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  11. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
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  44. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  45. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
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Stephen Lynch
U.S. House of Representatives - Massachusetts, District 10
2013-Present
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Bill Delahunt
U.S. House of Representatives - Massachusetts, District 10
2011-2013
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Norwood District Attorney
1999-2010
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Massachusetts State Senate
1985-1998
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Massachusetts House of Representatives
1977-1984
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