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Bill Posey
Bill Posey.jpg
U.S. House, Florida, District 8
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2009-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
PredecessorDaniel Webster (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$4.38 in 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,090,713
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Florida State Senate, District 15
2001-2009
Florida House of Representatives, District 32
1993-2000
Education
High schoolCocoa High School
Associate'sBrevard Community College
Personal
BirthdayDecember 18, 1947
Place of birthWashington, D.C.
ProfessionReal Estate Executive
Net worth$698,006
ReligionMethodist - UMC
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Bill Posey campaign logo
William "Bill" Posey (b. December 18, 1947, in Washington, D.C.) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing Florida's 8th Congressional District.[1]

Due to redistricting, Posey ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Florida's 8th District.[2][3] He was first elected to the U.S. House from Florida's 15th Congressional District in 2008.[4]

He previously served in District 24 of the Florida State Senate from 2003 to 2009 and District 32 of the Florida House of Representatives from 1993 to 2000.[4]

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

He is a signer of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.[5]

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

Biography

Posey was born in 1947 and has been a Florida resident since 1956.[6]

Education:[6]

  • 1966: Cocoa High School
  • 1969: A.A., Brevard Junior College (now Brevard Community College)

After graduating from Cocoa High, he followed in his father’s footsteps and worked at the Kennedy Space Center until he was laid off with the end of the Apollo Program.[7]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Posey serves on the following committees:[8]

2011-2012

Posey served on the following committees:[9]

  • Committee on Financial Services
    • Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government-Sponsored Enterprises
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

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.[10] For more information pertaining to Posey's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[11]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Posey voted in favor of HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[12]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "No" Posey voted against 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.[12]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "No" Posey voted in opposition to 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.[13] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[12]

NDAA

Voted "Yes" Posey voted in support 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.[12]

Economy

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" 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] Posey voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[16]

Voted "No" 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. Posey voted against HR 2775.[18]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Posey voted in favor of 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. The vote largely followed party lines.[12]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Posey voted in favor of 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 all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[12]

Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act

Voted "Yes" Posey voted in favor of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[12]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Voted "Yes" Posey voted in favor of House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[12]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Posey voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[19]

Elections

2014

See also: Florida's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

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

2012

See also: Florida's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012

Due to redistricting, Posey was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 8th District. Posey was seeking re-election on the Republican ticket. The signature filing deadline was May 7, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012. Posey ran unopposed in the Republican primary.[1] He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[20]

U.S. House, Florida District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Posey Incumbent 58.9% 205,432
     Democratic Shannon Roberts 37.5% 130,870
     Independent Richard Gillmor 3.6% 12,607
Total Votes 348,909
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Posey is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Posey raised a total of $3,090,713 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 4, 2013.[23]

Bill Posey's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Florida, District 8) Won $1,051,651
2010 U.S. House (Florida, District 15) Won $1,094,169
2008 U.S. House (Florida, District 15) Won $944,893
Grand Total Raised $3,090,713

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 Posey's reports.[24]

Bill Posey (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[25]April 15, 2013$253,345.61$20,246.92$(76,487.49)$197,105.04
July Quarterly[26]July 15, 2013$197,105.04$122,844.10$(43,559.67)$276,389.47
October Quarterly[27]October 13, 2013$276,389.47$213,886.20$(69,426.71)$420,848.96
Year-end[28]January 31, 2014$420,848$75,146$(68,857)$427,137
April Quarterly[29]April 15, 2014$427,137$176,439$(81,017)$522,559
Running totals
$608,562.22$(339,347.87)

2012

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

Posey won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Posey's campaign committee raised a total of $1,051,652 and spent $900,122.[30] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[31]

Cost per vote

Posey spent $4.38 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Posey won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Posey's campaign committee raised a total of $1,094,169 and spent $1,027,987.[32]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Posey is a "far-right Republican," as of June 11, 2013.[33]

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.[34]

Posey most often votes with:

Posey least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Posey missed 23 of 3,350 roll call votes from January 2009 to March 2013. This amounts to 0.7%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[35]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Posey paid his congressional staff a total of $939,933 in 2011. He ranks 146th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranks 190th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Florida ranks 36th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[36]

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, Posey's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $234,013 and $1,161,999. That averages to $698,006, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $6,956,438.47. Posey ranked as the 239th most wealthy representative in 2012.[37]

Bill Posey Yearly Net Worth
YearAvg. Net Worth% Difference from previous year
2012$698,0060%
2011$698,00633.46%
2010$523,005.50N/A

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.

2012

Posey ranked 82nd in the conservative rankings in 2012.[38]

2011

Posey ranked 101st in the conservative rankings.[39]

Voting with party

2013

Bill Posey voted with the Republican Party 95.7% of the time, which ranked 163rd among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[40]

Personal

Posey and his wife Katie live together in Rockledge, Florida and have been married for over 40 years. They have two grown daughters, Pam and Cathi, and 3 grandchildren.[9]

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See also

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 AP Results "U.S. House Results" Accessed August 14, 2012
  2. Roll Call "Race Ratings: Florida Offers Democrats Chances at Pickups" Accessed February 28, 2012
  3. ABC News "2012 General Election Results"
  4. 4.0 4.1 U.S. House "Biography" Accessed June 11, 2013
  5. Americans for Tax Reform "113th Congress" Accessed June 11, 2013
  6. 6.0 6.1 Bioguide, "Bill Posey," accessed September 9, 2013
  7. 7.0 7.1 Bill Posey-U.S. Congress "About Bill" Accessed October 19, 2011
  8. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Congressman Bill Posey:Representing the 15th District of Florida "Biography" Accessed October 19, 2011
  10. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  11. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 Project Votesmart, "Bill Posey's Voting Record," accessed September 20, 2013
  13. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  14. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  15. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  16. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  17. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  18. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  19. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  20. ABC News "2012 General Election Results"
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  23. Open Secrets "Bill Posey" Accessed April 4, 2013
  24. Federal Election Commission "Bill Posey 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 19, 2013
  25. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 19, 2013
  26. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 19, 2013
  27. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  28. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 10,2 014
  29. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  30. Open Secrets "Bill Posey 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 13, 2013
  31. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  32. http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00029662&newMem=N Open Secrets "Bill Posey 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed October 27, 2011]
  33. Gov Track "Bill Posey" Accessed June 11, 2013
  34. OpenCongress, "Rep. Bill Posey," Accessed July 31, 2013
  35. GovTrack, "Bill Posey," Accessed March 29, 2013
  36. LegiStorm "Bill Posey"
  37. OpenSecrets.org, "Posey, (R-Fl), 2012"
  38. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013
  39. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  40. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Daniel Webster (R)
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida, District 8
2013-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Dave Weldon
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida, District 15
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Dennis A. Ross (R)
Preceded by
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Florida State Senate, District 15
2001-2003
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives, District 32
1993-2000
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