|Charles B. Rangel|
|U.S. House, New York, District 13|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||43|
|Predecessor||Michael Grimm (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Cost per vote||$8.89 in 2012|
|First elected||November 3, 1970|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|U.S. House, New York, District 15|
|January 3, 1971-January 3, 2013|
|Bachelor's||New York University|
|J.D.||St. John’s University|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1948-1952|
|Birthday||June 11, 1930|
|Place of birth||New York, New York|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 4.1 Legislative actions
- 4.1.1 113th Congress
- 4.1.2 National security
- 4.1.3 Economy
- 4.1.4 Immigration
- 4.1.5 Healthcare
- 4.1.6 Social issues
- 4.1.7 Previous congressional sessions
- 4.1.8 Controversy
- 4.1.9 Comments about the tea party
- 4.1.10 Arrest during immigration protest
- 4.1.11 Ethics violations
- 4.2 Campaign themes
- 4.1 Legislative actions
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Personal
- 9 Recent news
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Prior to his congressional career, Rangel served as secretary of the New York State Penal Law and Code Revision Commission.
Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Rangel is one of the most reliable Democratic votes, meaning he can be considered a safe vote for the Democratic Party in Congress.
Rangel was in the United States Army from 1948-1952. He served in the Korean War and then attended New York University. After obtaining his degrees, Rangel worked as a lawyer in private practice. He served as assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of New York, in 1963, counsel to speaker of the New York State Assembly in 1965, counsel to the President’s Commission to Revise the Draft Laws in 1966, and as secretary of the New York State Penal Law and Code Revision Commission.
Rangel serves on the following committees:
- Committee on Ways and Means
- Subcommittee on Trade Ranking Member
Rangel served on the following committees:
- Ways and Means Committee
- Rep. Charles Rangel, NY will serve as an ex officio member sitting on all of the subcommittees without voting rights in the 112th Congress.
- Joint Committee on Taxation
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. For more information pertaining to Rangel's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.
American response in Syria
- See also: United States involvement in Syria
On August 29, 2013, more than 50 House Democrats signed a letter written by California Rep. Barbara Lee that called for a congressional resolution on strikes, and cautioned that the dire situation in Syria "should not draw us into an unwise war—especially without adhering to our constitutional requirements." The letter also called on the Obama administration to work with the U.N. Security Council “to build international consensus” condemning the alleged use of chemical weapons. Rangel was 1 of the 50 Democrats in the House to sign the letter.
Rangel on September 2, 2013, called the situation for the United States on Syria “embarrassing,” saying the America should not put its troops in harm’s way because of a “red line” drawn by the president.
MSNBC host Mara Schiavocampo asked Rangel, “In terms of that red line, the president was clear about that a year ago. Are you concerned if there is not action once that line has been crossed, that it will send a message to the world about United States’ influence and their strength in the face of countries openly defying them?”
“I love Obama and you’ll never find a truer Democrat than me,” Rangel responded, “but this whole idea of any president of the United States drawing lines saying that if any country does something that he considers wrong, that the nation is going to war, it’s unheard of, drawing a red line. So, of course, it’s embarrassing. I wish it didn’t happen. I guess Secretary [John] Kerry is even more embarrassed than me after making his emotional speech that this was urgent.”
Rangel said he was glad the president realized the situation was not urgent, and he hopes the time for discussion the president is urging will have positive results.
“During those discussions, I hope that other people in the international community would come forward and take this great decision off of the Congress, because we have to make it. Take it off of the Congress and provide some solution where we are not putting our kids in harm’s way to solve an international problem that we feel bounded, not by law, but because the president has drawn a red line,” Rangel said.
Rangel 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.
Rangel voted in opposition 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.
Keystone Pipeline Amendment
Rangel 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.
Rangel voted in support of HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. 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. The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.
On May 10, 2013, news broke that various branches of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had specifically targeted conservative groups' applications for tax-exempt status. This began during the tea party surge in 2010. The agency was separating tax-exempt applications by searching for political terms such as "tea party" and "patriot." In June 2011, an IRS official was briefed on these transgressions and asked that this practice end. The flagging continued, however, when the criteria was changed in January 2012 to look out for groups educating on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
The targeting included allegations that tea party groups were forced to provide information not asked of other tax exempt groups. Examples of this included requests for donor information, Facebook posts, resumes and political intentions of group officials and connections to other groups.
On May 16, IRS Commissioner Steven Miller announced his resignation. He still testified at the hearings the next day.
As a result of this scandal, Republicans and many Democratic members of Congress, including Rangel, publicly called for a deeper investigation into these matters. The House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on May 17 during which it was disclosed that the Obama administration was made aware of the targeting on June 4, 2012.
On May 20, Senators Max Baucus and Orrin Hatch sent a written inquiry regarding the process for how the agency reviewed applications for tax exempt status. The letter also requested any correspondence between White House officials and the IRS mentioning 501(c) organizations.
During the May 22 House committee hearing on the issue, Lois Lerner, head of the IRS tax-exempt organizations office, declined to answer questions citing her Fifth Amendment right. The next day, May 23, Lerner was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation after Senators John McCain and Carl Levin called on IRS officials to place her on suspension. Lerner retired on September 23, 2013.
- See also: United States Farm Bill 2013
Rangel signed a letter sent to Collin Peterson in August 2013, asking him to keep Steve King's amendment out of the final Farm Bill. The "Protect Interstate Commerce Act" amendment prevents states from applying their own laws on agricultural products to agricultural products from another state.. 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.
- See also: United States budget debate, 2013
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. 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. Rangel voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.
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. 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. Rangel voted for HR 2775.
Morton Memos Prohibition
Rangel 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.
Rangel has voted against all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Rangel 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.
Previous congressional sessions
Rangel 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 1 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.
Comments about the tea party
On August 2, 2013, Rangel compared tea party members to segregationists: "It is the same group we faced in the South with those white crackers and the dogs and the police. They didn’t care about how they looked." 
Arrest during immigration protest
- See also: Gang of Eight
The eight included Rangel, John Lewis, Luis Gutierrez, Keith Ellison, Raul Grijalva, Joe Crowley, Jan Schakowsky and Al Green. The politicians, along with activists who attended an immigration rally on the National Mall, staged a sit-in near the west side of the Capitol. Police arrested the lawmakers, and almost 200 other protesters, for crowding and disrupting the streets around the Capitol.
"My colleagues and I are not afraid to get arrested for what we believe is important to move America forward," Rangel tweeted.
In December 2010, Rangel received the first congressional censure by the House Ethics Committee in 27 years by a vote of 333-79. He was officially reprimanded for ethics violations that included: $500,000 of undisclosed assets and 17 years of unpaid property taxes in the Dominican Republic. On April 22, 2013, Rangel filed a lawsuit in federal court asking for the censure to be overturned. The lawsuit questioned whether or not proper procedure was used in Rangel's censure investigation.
Rangel listed several of his campaign themes on his website:
- Taxes-"I believe that if we are to strengthen our economy, we must create new, good-paying jobs. By extending enhanced expense limits for small businesses and keeping more generous depreciation rules in effect, the recovery legislation will help businesses invest in themselves, allowing them to grow and create new jobs. We also provide businesses with incentives to hire recently discharged, unemployed veterans and disconnected youth so we can reincorporate them into our communities and grow together.
- Working Families-Our first priority in confronting the economic crisis was making sure that we did not leave millions of unemployed workers without adequate income to pay rent or buy groceries. I was proud to stand with my Democratic Colleagues in passing the HIRE Act to provide a payroll tax credit for companies that hire employees who have been looking for work for 60 days or more.
- Affordable Housing-Affordable housing is a prioritized issue in New York's 13th Congressional District, which is mostly comprised of high-rise residential buildings. Throughout our community, tenants face an uphill battle with higher rents, fewer services, and negligence or harassment by landlords. Perhaps more importantly, the lack of affordable housing in the area presents a severe threat to our local economy. As such, I have fought to ensure that tenants and prospective New York City residents are provided with proper support needed to finance affordable housing, while strengthening the quality and accessibility of our housing market.
- Social Security and Medicare-I stand firmly with President Barack Obama in opposing any efforts to privatize these programs. I reject the idea that the future of hard-working Americans should be subject to the volatility of financial markets as some Republicans have advocated. We should not cut taxes for the wealthiest Americans at the expense of gutting the lifeline that helps millions of Americans to survive. I promise to continue opposing any budget proposals that undermine Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
- Education-I strongly believe that we must give every possible amount of support to our students, teachers and educators so that future generations of Americans will have the ability to succeed in a global economy and face the challenges of tomorrow.
- Immigration-Our immigration policy should be driven by what is in the best interest of this great country and the American worker. Orderly and controlled borders, combined with an effective immigration system designed to meet our needs are important pillars of a healthy and robust economy. We need to act swiftly on immigration legislation that will improve our American workforce.
- Civil Rights-As a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus, ensuring equal opportunity and tolerance in our society is very important to me. I believe we should respect everybody regardless of race, gender, religion, nationality, and sexual orientation.
- HIV/AIDS-I will continue to fight for those afflicted with HIV/AIDS and will work tirelessly until the day we have a cure.
- Foreign Policy-I believe that as a nation we must maintain a foreign policy that ensures international security, promotes human rights and advances democratic principles worldwide. As part of the global community, we must come together to tackle major challenges that affect all of us, such as: poverty, education, public health, pollution, environment, natural disasters and the global HIV/AIDS epidemic.
- Veterans-As a veteran of the Korean War, I understand the plight of our soldiers and am committed to ensuring that our veterans are provided the care and opportunity that they so desperately deserve and earned. I consider the G.I. bill following my service in the Korean War to be a turning point in my life. It was the G.I. Bill which transformed me from a high school dropout into a law school graduate. As such, I am committed to giving the brave servicemen and women of today the same opportunity I had to make a change. I firmly believe adequate health and medical care for our veterans are not privileges but sacred rights we must honor.
- Environment-Protecting the environment is more than merely preserving nature. It is a commitment we must make to promote the health and welfare of all people. In our Manhattan Congressional District and across America, especially in urban communities like our own, the effects of poor air and water quality are of great concern and importance."
Rangel ran for re-election in 2012. Because of redistricting, Rangel's territory is the new 13th district. The 2012 Democratic primary election presented Rangel's toughest challenge since he defeated the previous incumbent 42 years ago. Rangel was re-elected in November.
|U.S. House, New York District 13 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Charles Rangel Incumbent||75%||174,789|
|Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"|
|U.S. House, New York District 13 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Charles B. Rangel Incumbent||43.9%||16,916|
State Senator Adriano Espaillat, former Bill Clinton staffer Clyde Williams, former executive Joyce Johnson, and former Rangel intern Craig Schley all challenged Rangel in the June 26 Democratic primary.
Analysts expected race to come into play, as demographic changes and redistricting meant that the traditionally black district is now majority Hispanic. Rangel's foremost challenge came from Espaillat, who was born in the Dominican Republic. While considered a "black politician," Rangel also has Puerto Rican heritage.
Two other main issues were Rangel's recent ethics violations and his extensive term in office. Rangel received censure from the U.S. House in 2010 for failing to report some income. And Rangel's challengers pointed out that the 82-year-old congressman has been in office for over half his life. The incumbent also suffered health problems this past year that kept him out of Washington for significant chunks of time, raising questions about his ability to represent the district. Rangel, however, dismissed these objections: "If I can support the initiatives that we started, how can I possibly sit on the sidelines?"
While Rangel declared victory on election night with a 6.6 percentage-point lead, his lead shrunk over the next few days as results continued to trickle in. Adriano Espaillat took back his concession and prepared to challenge the final count in court. After that final count was completed on July 7, Espaillat conceded the election for good on July 9, although he and others continue to question the Board of Elections' actions.
As of Thursday, June 28, 2012, 94% of precincts had reported, and Rangel's lead in the Democratic primary had shrunk from 6.6 percentage points on election night to 3 percentage points. Challenger Adriano Espaillat was just over 1,000 votes behind Rangel.
As of July 2, Rangel's lead had shrunk to 802 votes. By July 3, Espaillat had filed court documents calling for a recount and possibly a new election. The city Board of Elections had yet to finish counting all of the paper votes.
On Friday, July 6, ballot counts showed Rangel with about a 1,000-vote lead. Espaillat was scheduled to make a case in court on July 11, saying that some ballots for him were incorrectly thrown out, or request a new election altogether. Espaillat also faced pressure to choose between pursuing the 13th district race or filing for re-election to his New York State Senate seat on July 12, since New York state law forbids politicians from running for two offices simultaneously.
On Saturday, July 7, the city Board of Elections finished counting all of the ballots, and Rangel beat Espaillat by 990 votes. The results were not yet official, as a judge delayed certification until Espaillat could make his legal case on July 11. Espaillat planned to argue that some voters were unfairly disenfranchised. In a press statement, Espaillat said: "A ballooned number of affidavit ballots and hundreds of calls of people that said they were turned away because they said they couldn’t find them in the books? ... No notification for a voter that there was an election. All these things amounted to a big red flag."
On July 9, Espaillat conceded the race. He opted not to make his case in court, saying "[W]e came up short — 2 percent... It’s virtually impossible for the results to be different." He and other still had doubts about the Board of Elections' handling of the primary, but he is leaving further presses to advocacy groups.
June 14, 2012
On June 14, 2012, all five Democratic candidates met for a debate. Rangel and Espaillat traded some intense words, with Rangel questioning a petition drive for Espaillat that the state senator says he's not involved with. Espaillat parried by bringing up Rangel's own ethics issues. Williams urged the candidates to avoid personal attacks and focus on the issues. Schley commented that Rangel was "antiquated" and was past his political prime.
Super PAC involvement
To view the full congressional electoral history for Charles Rangel, click [show] to expand the section.
Comprehensive donor information for Rangel is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Rangel raised a total of $17,123,949 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 23, 2013.
|Charles Rangel's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 13)||$1,461,285|
|2010||U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 15)||$2,937,509|
|2008||U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 15)||$5,093,239|
|2006||U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 15)||$1,995,574|
|2004||U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 15)||$1,996,022|
|2002||U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 15)||$1,662,322|
|2000||U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 15)||$1,977,998|
|Grand Total Raised||$17,123,949|
|Charles Rangel (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2013||$5,033.42||$34,873.32||$(44,693.04)||$-4,786.30|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2013||$-4,786.30||$195,924.92||$(30,686.67)||$160,451.95|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2013||$160,451.95||$59,784.92||$(99,014.97)||$121,221.90|
|Year-End Quarterly||December 31, 2013||$121,221||$142,925||$(48,278)||$211,461|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2014||$211,461.34||$272,250.67||$(258,883.87)||$224,828.14|
Cost per vote
Rangel spent $8.89 per vote received in 2012.
|U.S. House, New York District 13, 2012 - Charles Rangel Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$0|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$0|
|Top contributors to Charles Rangel's campaign committee|
|Service Employees International Union||$12,500|
|Colleran, O'Hara & Mills||$11,000|
|Operating Engineers Union||$11,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
2010U.S. House for a twenty first term in 2010. His campaign committee raised a total of $2,937,509 and spent $4,139,258.
|U.S. House, New York District 15, 2010 - Charles Rangel Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$223,119|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$220,389|
|Top contributors to Charles Rangel's campaign committee|
|New York Life Insurance||$14,800|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Securities & Investment||$126,500|
Ideology and leadership
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.
Rangel most often votes with:
Rangel least often votes with:
Lifetime voting record
According to the website GovTrack, Rangel missed 2,430 of 24,532 roll call votes from Jan 1971 to Apr 2013, which is 9.9% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.
Congressional staff salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Rangel paid his congressional staff a total of $1,164,431 in 2011. Overall, New York ranked 28th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Rangel's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,125,020 to $2,525,000. That averages to $1,825,010, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House member in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth increased by 45.77% from 2010.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Rangel's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $719,019 to $1,785,000. Averaging to a net worth of $1,252,009.50 which was lower than the average net worth of Democrats in 2010 of $4,465,875.
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. Rangel tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 43rd in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.
Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Rangel tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 34th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.
Voting with party
The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Charles Rangel has voted with the Democratic Party 95.5% of the time, which ranked 38th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June, 2013.
Rangel still resides with his wife Alma in Harlem where he was born. They have two adult children and three grandchildren.
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- NPR "Harlem Icon Faces 'Perfect Storm' In Re-Election Bid," June 13, 2012
- New York Times "Rangel’s Opponent Gives Up And Will Halt Court Challenge," July 9, 2012
- Politicker "Adriano Espaillat Won’t Be Giving That Apology to The Board of Elections," July 10, 2012
- Politico "Rangel results still unsettled," June 28, 2012
- Chicago Tribune "Rangel rival challenges primary results," July 2, 2012
- Wall Street Journal "Espaillat seeks recount or new NY primary election," July 3, 2012
- New York Daily News "Adriano Espaillat vs. Charlie Rangel showdown: Espaillat's lawyer accuses Board of Elections of stonewalling in ballot challenge," July 3, 2012
- Wall Street Journal "Rangel Adds To Vote Edge in New Count," July 6, 2012
- New York Times "Rangel’s Slim Lead Widens as Ballot Count Continues," July 5, 2012
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