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|Name = Bill Shuster
 
|Name = Bill Shuster
 
|Profile picture =Bill Shuster.JPG
 
|Profile picture =Bill Shuster.JPG
|Position = U.S. House of Representatives, <br>Pennsylvania, 9th District
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|Position = U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 9
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Tenure = 2001-Present
 
|Tenure = 2001-Present
|Term ends = January 3, 2013
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|Term ends = January 3, 2015
 
|Assumed office = 2001
 
|Assumed office = 2001
|Political party = Republican |Party dot = {{reddot|size=10px}}
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|Political party = Republican
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|Predecessor = E. G. Bud Shuster  (R)
 
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|Base salary =$174,000/year
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|Base salary = $174,000/year
 
|Per diem =
 
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|Pension =
 
|Pension =
|Last election =November 2, 2010
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|Last election = [[Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
|Appointed =
 
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|First elected =May 15, 2001
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|First elected = May 15, 2001
|Term limits =
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|Term limits = N/A
|Next election =November 6, 2012
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|Next election = [[Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Campaign $=6,015,903
 
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|Associate's =
 
|Associate's =
|Bachelor's =Dickinson College
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|Bachelor's = Dickinson College
|Master's =American University, 1987
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|Master's = American University
 
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|Birthday =January 10, 1961
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|Birthday = January 10, 1961
|Place of birth =McKeesport, PA
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|Place of birth = McKeesport, Pennsylvania
|Profession =
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|Profession = Business Owner
|Religion =Lutheran
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|Net worth =$1,222,016
|Office website =http://www.house.gov/shuster/
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|Religion = Lutheran
|Campaign website =
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|Office website = http://www.house.gov/shuster/
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|Campaign website = http://billshusterforcongress.org/index.asp
 
|Personal website =
 
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'''Bill Shuster''' (b. January 10, 1961) is a member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Pennsylvania]]. Shuster was first elected in 2001.  
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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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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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==Biography==
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Shuster was born in McKeesport, [[Pennsylvania]]. He earned his B.A. from Dickinson College in 1983, and his M.B.A. from American University.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=s001154 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "SHUSTER, William (Bill), (1960 - )"]</ref>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
*1983: Graduated from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.
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*2001-Present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]], [[Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district]]
*1987: Graduated from American University, Washington, D.C.
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*2001-Present: U.S Representative from Pennsylvania  
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
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====2013-2014====
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Shuster 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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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services|Committee on Armed Services]]
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**Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure|Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure]] ''Chair
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====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
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Shuster served on the following committees:<ref>[http://shuster.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=64 ''Congressman Bill Shuster, Proudly Serving the 9th District of Pennsylvania'' "Committee Assignments"]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services|Armed Services]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services|Armed Services]]
 
**Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
 
**Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
 
===Political positions===
 
===Political positions===
====Percentage voting with party====
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===Presidential preference===
 
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{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2012/03/mitt-romney-announces-additional-pennsylvania-endorsement ''Mitt Romney for President,'' "Mitt Romney Announces Additional Pennsylvania Endorsements," March 13, 2012]</ref>
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===Specific votes===
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====Fiscal Cliff====
|party=Republican
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{{Support vote}}
|percent=94.1%
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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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
|rank=64
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|total=242
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|chamber=House
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|year=December 2011
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|RHouse=Y
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}}
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district elections, 2014]]''
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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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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
  
Shuster is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania, 2012|Pennsylvania's]] [[Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district elections, 2012|8th District]]. He is seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket.
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Shuster ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania, 2012|Pennsylvania's]] [[Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district elections, 2012|8th District]]. He was unopposed in the April 24 Republican primary and faced no Democratic opponent in the November 6 general election.<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>
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The [http://www.Washingtonpost.com Washington Post] listed the [[United States House of Representatives|House of Representatives]] elections in [[Pennsylvania]] in 2012 as one of the [http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-10-states-that-will-determine-control-of-the-house-in-2012/2011/11/18/gIQAXZYCZN_blog.html10 states that could determine whether Democrats would retake the House] or [[Republican]]s would hold their majority in 2013.<ref name="WP">[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-10-states-that-will-determine-control-of-the-house-in-2012/2011/11/18/gIQAXZYCZN_blog.html ''Washington Post'' "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012]</ref> [[United States House of Representatives elections in Ohio, 2012|Ohio]] tied with [[United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania, 2012|Pennsylvania]] for 9th on the list.<ref name="WP"/>
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===2010===
 
===2010===
On November 2, 2010, Shuster won re-election to the [[United States House of Representatives]]. He defeated Tom Conners in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>
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On November 2, 2010, Shuster won re-election to the [[United States House of Representatives]]. He defeated Tom Conners ([[Democratic|D]]) in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>
  
{{Election box 2010
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===Full history===
|Chamber= U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Congressional District 9 Election
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{{Collapsible history section
|party1=Republican
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|Type = electoral
|party2=Democrat
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|Name = Bill Shuster
|winner1 =Bill Shuster
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|Content =  
|Inc1 = Y
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<big>'''2010'''</big>
|candidate2 = Tom Conners
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|votes1 = 141904
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|votes2 = 52322
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<big>'''2008'''</big>
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<big>'''2006'''</big>
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<big>'''2004'''</big>
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<big>'''2002'''</big>
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<big>'''2000'''</big>
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name=Shuster
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|year=2002
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|Editdate=April 17, 2013
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2014&cid=N00013770&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Career Fundraising for Bill Shuster," Accessed April 17, 2013]</ref>
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|party=Republican
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|totalraised2012=1674736
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|result2012=Won
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|office2012=US House (Pennsylvania, [[Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district{{!}}District 9]])
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|totalraised2010=852099
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|result2010=Won
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|office2010=US House (Pennsylvania, [[Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district{{!}}District 9]])
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|totalraised2008=988776
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|result2008=Won
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|office2008=US House (Pennsylvania, [[Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district{{!}}District 9]])
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|totalraised2006=110998
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|result2006=Won
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|office2006=US House (Pennsylvania, [[Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district{{!}}District 9]])
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|totalraised2004=1267369
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|result2004=Won
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|office2004=US House (Pennsylvania, [[Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district{{!}}District 9]])
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|totalraised2002=1121925
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|result2002=Won
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|office2002=US House (Pennsylvania, [[Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district{{!}}District 9]])
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}}
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===2012===
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[[File:Bill Shuster's 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Shuster's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00013770&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Bill Shuster's 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 4, 2013]</ref>
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{{Congress donor box 2012
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|winner = Y
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|Chamber = U.S. House, Pennsylvania
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = $1,674,736
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|total spent =$1,483,252
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|opponent raised = $15,015
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|opponent spent = $14,974
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|org1 = New Enterprise Stone & Lime
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|org2 = Degol Organization
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|org3 = Atlas Air Worldwide
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|org4 = NiSource Inc
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|org5 = Shallenberger Construction
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|orgdonor1 = $24,800
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|orgdonor2 = $22,500
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|orgdonor3 = $17,500
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|orgdonor4 = $15,500
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|orgdonor5 = $15,000
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|ind1 = Construction Services
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|ind2 = Air Transport
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|ind3 = Oil & Gas
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|ind4 = General Contractors
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|ind5 = Building Materials & Equipment
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|inddonor1 = $106,650
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|inddonor2 = $97,500
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|inddonor3 = $90,900
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|inddonor4 = $88,221
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|inddonor5 = $74,800
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|}}
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===2010===
 
===2010===
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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00013770&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'' "Bill Shuster 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011]</ref>
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[[File:Bill Shuster 2010 Donor Breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Shuster's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00013770&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'' "Bill Shuster 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011]</ref>
  
 
His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:
 
His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:
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|inddonor5 = $31,566  
 
|inddonor5 = $31,566  
 
|}}
 
|}}
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==Analysis==
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===Ideology and leadership===
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Shuster is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Republican]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/william_shuster/409888 ''Gov Track'' "William “Bill” Shuster" Accessed June 19, 2013]</ref>
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===Lifetime voting record===
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::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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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. <ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/bill_shuster/409888 ''GovTrack,'' "Bill Shuster," Accessed April 17, 2013]</ref>
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===Congressional staff salaries===
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::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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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.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Bill_Shuster.html ''LegiStorm'', "Bill Shuster," Accessed September 18, 2012]</ref>
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===Net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2011====
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00013770&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Bill Shuster, (R-Pa), 2011"]</ref>
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====2010====
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00013770&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Bill Shuster (R-Pa), 2010," Accessed September 18, 2012]</ref>
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===National Journal vote ratings===
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:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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====2012====
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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.<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 21, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings/table-house-conservative-scores-by-issue-area-20130221 ''National Journal,'' "TABLE: House Conservative Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013]</ref>
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====2011====
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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.<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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===Voting with party===
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====2013====
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|rank=55th
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|year=June 2013
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|percent=94.1%
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|rank=64
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|total=242
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|chamber=House
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|year=December 2011
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|RHouse=Y
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==Recent news==
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==Personal==
 
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==External links==
 
==External links==
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*[http://shuster.house.gov Official House website]
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*[http://billshusterforcongress.org/index.asp Official campaign website]
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*[http://picasaweb.google.com/pa09Shuster Official Picasa account]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/repshuster Official Youtube channel]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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Revision as of 15:51, 19 June 2013

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 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.

He ran for re-election in 2012, and won.[1]

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.[2]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Shuster serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-2012

Shuster served on the following committees:[4]

  • 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. [5]

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.[6]

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. If he runs, he will seek 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.[7]

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.[8] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[8]

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.[9]

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.[16]

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

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.[17]

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.[18]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Shuster is a "rank-and-file Republican".[19]

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. [20]

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.[21]

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.[22]

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.[23]

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.[24][25]

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.[26]

Voting with party

2013

Bill Shuster voted with the Republican Party 97.3% of the time, which ranked 55th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[27]

2011

Bill Shuster voted with the Republican Party 94.1% of the time, which ranked 64 among the 242 House Republican members as of December 2011.[28]

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. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "SHUSTER, William (Bill), (1960 - )"
  3. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  4. Congressman Bill Shuster, Proudly Serving the 9th District of Pennsylvania "Committee Assignments"
  5. Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Additional Pennsylvania Endorsements," March 13, 2012
  6. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  7. Pennsylvania Department of State "2012 General Primary Unofficial Returns," April 24, 2012
  8. 8.0 8.1 Washington Post "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Bill Shuster," Accessed April 17, 2013
  17. Open Secrets "Bill Shuster's 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 4, 2013
  18. Open Secrets "Bill Shuster 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
  19. Gov Track "William “Bill” Shuster" Accessed June 19, 2013
  20. GovTrack, "Bill Shuster," Accessed April 17, 2013
  21. LegiStorm, "Bill Shuster," Accessed September 18, 2012
  22. OpenSecrets.org, "Bill Shuster, (R-Pa), 2011"
  23. OpenSecrets.org, "Bill Shuster (R-Pa), 2010," Accessed September 18, 2012
  24. National Journal, "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013
  25. National Journal, "TABLE: House Conservative Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013
  26. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  27. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  28. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Bud Shuster
U.S. House of Representatives - Pennsylvania, District 9
2001–Present
Succeeded by
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