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Brad Schneider
Brad Schneider.jpg
U.S. House, Illinois, District 10
Incumbent
In office
January 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorRobert J. Dold (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$22.63 in 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next primaryMarch 18, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,043,849
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNorthwestern University
Master'sNorthwestern University
Personal
BirthdayAug. 20, 1961
Place of birthDenver, Colorado
ProfessionStrategic Management Consultant
Net worth$21,516,351.50
ReligionJewish
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Brad Schneider campaign logo
Brad Schneider (b. Aug. 20, 1961, in Denver, Colorado) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House, representing the 10th Congressional District of Illinois. He was first elected to the U.S. House in 2012.[1]

Schneider defeated Vivek Bavda, Ilya Sheyman and John Tree in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012, and won election on November 6, 2012.[2]

He is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on March 18, 2014.[3] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

He is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's "Frontline" program.[4][5]

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

Biography

Schneider grew up in Denver, Colorado, before moving to Chicago to attend Northwestern University. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and then later received a master’s from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He worked in Israel for a year before returning to Chicago to work with PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Schneider worked at other consulting jobs and businesses before deciding to run for office.[1]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Schneider's professional and political career[6]:

  • 2013-Present: U.S. House, District 10
  • 2008-Present: Founded Cadence Consulting Group, LLC
  • 2007-2008: Interim COO, Transportation Solutions Group
  • 2003-2008: Director, Blackman Kallick
  • 1997-2003: Managing principal, Davis Dann Adler Schneider
  • 1994-1997: Founder, managing principal, Schneider Consulting Group
  • 1993-1994: Head of strategy/mergers and acquisitions, Commerce Clearing House

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Schneider serves on the following committees:[7][8]

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%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[9] For more information pertaining to Schneider's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[10]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Schneider 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.[11]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "Yes" Schneider 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.[11]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" Schneider voted in favor of 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.[12] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[11]

NDAA

Voted "Yes" Schneider 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.[11]

Economy

Farm bill

Voted "Yes" On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[13] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various 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.[14][15] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[15] Schneider voted with 88 other Democratic representatives in favor of 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.[16][17] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[17] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[18] 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. Schneider joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[16][17]

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.[19] 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.[20] Schneider voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[21]

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 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.[22] 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. Schneider voted for HR 2775.[23]

Pay during government shutdown
See also:United States budget debate, 2013

Schneider declined to accept his salary while the government was shutdown.[24]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "No" Schneider 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. The vote largely followed party lines.[11]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Voted "No" Schneider voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[11]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Voted "No" Schneider voted against HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare 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.[11]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Voted "No" Schneider voted against 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.[11]

Campaign themes

2012

On his campaign website Schneider had 14 leading issues that he was concerned about. They included:[25]

  • Restoring Confidence and Opportunity to the Middle Class
  • Jobs and the Economy
  • Fiscal Reform
  • Education
  • Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and Other Safety Net Programs
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Energy Security
  • Healthcare
  • Protecting Women’s Rights
  • LGBT Equality & Civil Rights
  • National Security and Foreign Policy
  • Security and Peace for Israel
  • Immigration Reform
  • Separation of Church and State

Elections

2014

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See also: Illinois' 10th Congressional District elections, 2014

Schneider is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on March 18, 2014.[3] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Schneider is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[26]

2012

See also: Illinois' 10th Congressional District elections, 2012

Schneider defeated incumbent Robert J. Dold (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[27] Schneider ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Illinois' 10th District. Schneider ran on the Democratic ticket.[28] The signature filing deadline was December 27, 2011, with the primary taking place on March 20, 2012. Incumbent Robert Dold sought re-election on the Republican ticket.

U.S. House, Illinois District 10 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Schneider 50.6% 133,890
     Republican Robert J. Dold Incumbent 49.4% 130,564
Total Votes 264,454
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

Schneider defeated candidates Vivek Bavda, Ilya Sheyman and John Tree in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012.[2] Incumbent Robert J. Dold ran unopposed in the Republican primary, and was defeated by Schneider in the general election on November 6, 2012.

U.S. House, Illinois District 10 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Schneider 46.9% 15,530
Ilya Sheyman 38.6% 12,767
John Tree 8.9% 2,938
Vivek Bavda 5.7% 1,881
Total Votes 33,116

Endorsements

Schenider was endorsed by newspapers The Chicago Tribune and The Daily Herald[29]

Other endorsements came from House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, former U.S. Senator Adlai Stevenson III, State Senator Susan Garrett, State Senator Jeff Schoenberg, former State Senator Howard Carroll, former State Senator Arthur Berman, former State Representative Julie Hamos, former State Representative Dr. Bruce Douglas, Des Plaines Mayor Marty Moylan, former Buffalo Grove Mayor Elliott Hartstein, former Wheeling Village President Sheila Schultz, Chicago Alderman Brendan Reilly, Chicago Alderman Toni Foulkes, and numerous other local and county officials.[29]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Schneider is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Schneider raised a total of $3,043,849 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5,2013.[30]

Brad Schneider's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Illinois, District 10) Won $3,043,849
Grand Total Raised $3,043,849

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 Schneider's reports.[31]


Brad Schenider (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[32]April 15, 2013$14,244.17$390,206.80$(147,467.66)$256,983.31
July Quarterly[33]July 15, 2013$256,983.31$386,690.55$(112,507.70)$531,166.16
October Quarterly[34]October 13, 2013$531,166.16$367,532.33$(129,788.40)$768,910.09
Year-end[35]January 31, 2014$768,910$340,244$(107,415)$1,001,739
Pre-Primary[36]March 6, 2014$1,001,739$197,798$(129,405)$1,070,132
April Quarterly[37]April 15, 2014$1,070,132$358,733$(77,839)$1,351,027
Running totals
$2,041,204.68$(704,422.76)

Schneider was a top freshman fundraiser in the 113th congress as a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's "Frontline" program.[38][39]

2012

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

Schneider won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Schneider's campaign committee raised a total of $3,043,849 and spent $3,029,605.[40] This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[41]

Cost per vote

Schneider spent $22.63 per vote received in 2012.

In a July 10, 2012, article from Politico it was released that Schneider raised $582,000 in the second quarter, and currently had $567,000 cash-on-hand.[42]

Analysis

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.[43]

Schneider most often votes with:

Schneider least often votes with:

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

Information on 2012 vote rating is unavailable.

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Schneider missed 0 of 89 roll call votes from January 2013 to March 2013. This amounts to 0.0%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[44]

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, Schneider's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $10,026,703 and $33,006,000. That averages to $21,516,351.50, which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Schneider ranked as the 29th most wealthy representative in 2012.[45]

Brad Schneider Yearly Net Worth
YearAvg. Net Worth% Difference from previous year

Voting with party

2013

Brad Schneider voted with the Democratic Party 89.2% of the time, which ranked 179th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[46]

Personal

Schneider lives in Deerfield, Illinois, with his wife, Julie, and their two sons.[47]

Recent news

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See also

External links

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Brad Schneider for Congress' "Brad's Story" accessed January 14, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 ABC News 7 "Election Results Primary 2012" accessed March 20, 2012
  3. 3.0 3.1 Associated Press, "Primary Election 2014," accessed March 18, 2014
  4. Boston Globe "For freshman in Congress, focus is on raising money" accessed May 13, 2013
  5. Boston Globe "For freshman in Congress, focus is on raising money" accessed May 13, 2013
  6. National Journal, "Illinois, 10th House District," November 7, 2012
  7. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
  8. U.S. House of Representatives, "Committee Assignments," accessed March 29, 2014
  9. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  10. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 Project Votesmart, "Brad Schneider Key Votes," accessed October 11, 2013
  12. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  13. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
  14. Politico, "House clears farm bill," accessed February 12, 2014
  15. 15.0 15.1 NY Times, "Senate Passes Long-Stalled Farm Bill, With Clear Winners and Losers," accessed February 12, 2014
  16. 16.0 16.1 CNN.com, "House passes compromise $1.1 trillion budget for 2014," accessed January 20, 2014
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 21," accessed January 20, 2014
  18. Roll Call, "House passes $1.1 trillion omnibus," accessed January 20, 2014
  19. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  20. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  21. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  22. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  23. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  24. Politico, "Hill pols plan to donate, halt salary," accessed October 1, 2013
  25. Brad Schenider for Congress "Issues" accessed December 29, 2011
  26. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," March 5, 2013
  27. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Illinois"
  28. Chicago Sun-Times "Brad Schneider running in Illinois 10 Democratic primary" accessed December 5, 2011
  29. 29.0 29.1 Schneider for Congress "Endorsements" accessed April 26, 2012
  30. Open Secrets, "Brad Schneider" accessed April 5, 2013
  31. Federal Election Commission, "Brad Schneider 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 24, 2013
  32. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 24, 2013
  33. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 24, 2013
  34. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  35. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 11, 2014
  36. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-Primary," accessed April 23, 2014
  37. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 23, 2014
  38. Boston Globe "For freshman in Congress, focus is on raising money" accessed May 13, 2013
  39. Boston Globe "For freshman in Congress, focus is on raising money" accessed May 13, 2013
  40. Open Secrets, "Brad Schneider 2012 Election Cycle," accessed February 22, 2013
  41. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  42. Politico, "Morning Score" accessed July 10, 2012
  43. OpenCongress, "Rep. Brad Schneider," accessed August 1, 2013
  44. GovTrack, "Brad Schneider," accessed April 1, 2013
  45. OpenSecrets.org, "Schneider (D-IL), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014
  46. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  47. Brad Schneider for Congress "Brad's Story" accessed December 29, 2011
Political offices
Preceded by
Robert J. Dold (R)
U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois, District 10
2013-Present
Succeeded by
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