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{{tnr}}'''William "Bill" Shuster''' (b. January 10, 1961) is a member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Pennsylvania]]. Shuster represents [[Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district]] and was first elected in 2001.
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{{tnr}}'''William "Bill" Shuster''' (b. January 10, 1961) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Pennsylvania]]. Shuster represents [[Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district]]. He was first elected in 2001 and most recently won re-election in 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 House Race Results"]</ref> He was unopposed in the April 24 Republican primary and faced no Democratic opponent in the general election on [[Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]].<ref>[http://www.electionreturns.state.pa.us/ElectionsInformation.aspx?FunctionID=13&ElectionID=45&OfficeID=11 ''Pennsylvania Department of State'' "2012 General Primary Unofficial Returns," April 24, 2012]</ref>
He ran for re-election in 2012, and won.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 House Race Results"]</ref>
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Shuster is set to run for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. He is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary election on May 20, 2014. {{Nov2014genelection}}
  
 
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Shuster 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 Republican nomination in the primary election on May 20, 2014. {{Nov2014genelection}}
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Shuster is set to run for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. He is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary election on May 20, 2014. {{Nov2014genelection}}
  
 
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Bill Shuster
Bill Shuster.JPG
U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 9
Incumbent
In office
2001-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyRepublican
PredecessorE. G. Bud Shuster (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedMay 15, 2001
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$6,015,903
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sDickinson College
Master'sAmerican University
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 10, 1961
Place of birthMcKeesport, Pennsylvania
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Net worth$1,222,016
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
William "Bill" Shuster (b. January 10, 1961) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Pennsylvania. Shuster represents Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district. He was first elected in 2001 and most recently won re-election in 2012.[1] He was unopposed in the April 24 Republican primary and faced no Democratic opponent in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

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

Shuster is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary election on May 20, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Biography

Shuster was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. He earned his B.A. from Dickinson College in 1983, and his M.B.A. from American University.[3]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Shuster serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

Shuster served on the following committees:[5]

  • Armed Services
    • Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
    • Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities
  • Transportation and Infrastructure
    • Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
    • Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
    • Subcommittee on Highways and Transit

Issues

Political positions

Presidential preference

2012

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

Bill Shuster endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [6]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Shuster 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 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[7]

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district elections, 2014

Shuster is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary election on May 20, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district elections, 2012

Shuster ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Pennsylvania's 8th District. He was unopposed in the April 24 Republican primary and faced no Democratic opponent in the November 6 general election.[8]

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania in 2012 as one of the states that could determine whether Democrats would retake the House or Republicans would hold their majority in 2013.[9] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[9]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Shuster won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Tom Conners (D) in the general election.[10]

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Shuster is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Shuster raised a total of $6,015,903 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 17, 2013.[17]

Bill Shuster's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Pennsylvania, District 9) Won $1,674,736
2010 US House (Pennsylvania, District 9) Won $852,099
2008 US House (Pennsylvania, District 9) Won $988,776
2006 US House (Pennsylvania, District 9) Won $110,998
2004 US House (Pennsylvania, District 9) Won $1,267,369
2002 US House (Pennsylvania, District 9) Won $1,121,925
Grand Total Raised $6,015,903

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Bill Shuster's reports.[18]

Bill Shuster (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[19]April 15, 2013$284,858$496,211$(168,733)$612,337
July Quarterly[20]July 15, 2013$612,337$651,974$(343,031)$921,280
Running totals
$1,148,185$(511,764)

2012

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

Shuster won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, his campaign committee raised a total of $1,674,736 and spent $1,483,252.[21]

2010

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

Shuster won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Shuster's campaign committee raised a total of $852,099 and spent $805,206.[22]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Congressional District 9 Election, 2010 - Bill Shuster Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $852,099
Total Spent $805,206
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $0
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $0
Top contributors to Bill Shuster's campaign committee
New Enterprise Stone & Lime$21,300
Norfolk Southern$11,500
Union Pacific Corp$11,000
Berkshire Hathaway$10,000
Comcast Corp$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Railroads$49,000
Building Materials & Equipment$48,400
Electric Utilities$44,400
Construction Services$36,250
General Contractors$31,566

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Shuster is a "rank-and-file Republican".[23]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Shuster missed 190 of 8,554 roll call votes from May 2001 to April 2013. This amounts to 2.2%, which is the same as the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving as of April 2013. [24]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Shuster paid his congressional staff a total of $925,293 in 2011. Overall, Pennsylvania ranked 34th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[25]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Shuster's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $675,033 and $1,769,000. That averages to $1,222,016, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 0.62% from 2010.[26]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Shuster's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $674,033 to $1,755,000. That averages to $1,214,516.50 which was lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[27]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. In 2012, Shuster ranked 155th among Republican Representatives in the conservative rankings.[28][29]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. In 2011, Shuster ranked 135th among Republican members of the U.S. House in the conservative rankings.[30]

Voting with party

2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Bill Shuster has voted with the Republican Party 97.3% of the time, which ranked 55th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[31]

2011

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Bill Shuster has voted with the Republican Party 94.1% of the time, which ranked 64 among the 242 House Republican members as of December 2011.[32]

Recent news

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Personal

Bill Shuster is married to Rebecca. They have 2 children.

External links

References

  1. Politico "2012 House Race Results"
  2. Pennsylvania Department of State "2012 General Primary Unofficial Returns," April 24, 2012
  3. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "SHUSTER, William (Bill), (1960 - )"
  4. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  5. Congressman Bill Shuster, Proudly Serving the 9th District of Pennsylvania "Committee Assignments"
  6. Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Additional Pennsylvania Endorsements," March 13, 2012
  7. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  8. Pennsylvania Department of State "2012 General Primary Unofficial Returns," April 24, 2012
  9. 9.0 9.1 Washington Post "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Bill Shuster," Accessed April 17, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission "Bill Shuster's Summary Report," Accessed July 22, 2013
  19. 'Federal Election Commission "Bill Shuster's April Quarterly," Accessed July 22, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission "Bill Shuster's July Quarterly," Accessed July 22, 2013
  21. Open Secrets "Bill Shuster's 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 4, 2013
  22. Open Secrets "Bill Shuster 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
  23. Gov Track "William “Bill” Shuster" Accessed June 19, 2013
  24. GovTrack, "Bill Shuster," Accessed April 17, 2013
  25. LegiStorm, "Bill Shuster," Accessed September 18, 2012
  26. OpenSecrets.org, "Bill Shuster, (R-Pa), 2011"
  27. OpenSecrets.org, "Bill Shuster (R-Pa), 2010," Accessed September 18, 2012
  28. National Journal, "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013
  29. National Journal, "TABLE: House Conservative Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013
  30. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  31. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  32. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Bud Shuster
U.S. House of Representatives - Pennsylvania, District 9
2001–Present
Succeeded by
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