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Kildee was born in Flint, MI where he grew up in a close knit family. He attended the University of Michigan-Flint, but dropped out before getting his degree. He later returned to college and earned his B.S. in 2007. His first elected office was as the Genesee County Commissioner and then the county Treasurer. He later co-founded the Center for Community Progress which is a non profit that seeks to recommend policies to local cities and towns throughout the country.<ref>[http://www.dankildee.com/about-dan/ ''Kildee's Campaign Website,'' "About Dan" accessed October 5, 2012]</ref>
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Kildee was born in Flint, MI where he grew up in a close knit family. He attended the University of Michigan-Flint, but dropped out before getting his degree. He later returned to college and earned his B.S. in 2007. His first elected office was as the Genesee County Commissioner and then the county Treasurer. He later co-founded the Center for Community Progress which is a non profit that seeks to recommend policies to local cities and towns throughout the country.<ref>[http://www.dankildee.com/about-dan/ ''Kildee's Campaign Website'', "About Dan," accessed October 5, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==

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Dan Kildee
Dan Kildee.jpg
U.S. House, Michigan, District 5
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorDale E. Kildee (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Cost per vote$2.70 in 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$721,598
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Genesee County treasurer
1997-2009
Genesee County Commission
1985-1997
Education
Bachelor'sCentral Michigan University
Personal
BirthdayAugust 11, 1958
Place of birthFlint, Michigan
Net worth$180,004
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Dan Kildee campaign logo
Dan Kildee (b. August 11, 1958, in Flint, Michigan) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing Michigan's 5th Congressional District. He was first elected in 2012. He is the nephew of the previous incumbent, Dale E. Kildee.

Kildee defeated Jim Slezak (R), Gregory Creswell (L) and David Davenport (I) to win the general election on November 6, 2012.

Kildee is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Kildee is one of the most reliable Democratic votes, meaning he can be considered a safe vote for the Democratic Party in Congress.

Biography

Kildee was born in Flint, MI where he grew up in a close knit family. He attended the University of Michigan-Flint, but dropped out before getting his degree. He later returned to college and earned his B.S. in 2007. His first elected office was as the Genesee County Commissioner and then the county Treasurer. He later co-founded the Center for Community Progress which is a non profit that seeks to recommend policies to local cities and towns throughout the country.[1]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Kildee's academic, professional and political career:[2]

  • 1976-1982: Attended University of Michigan-Flint
  • 1976-1985: Youth specialist, Whaley Children’s Center
  • 1985-1997: Genesee County Commission
  • 1997-2009: Genesee County Treasurer
  • 2007: Attended Central Michigan University, earned a B.S.
  • 2009-Present: President and CEO, Center for Community Progress

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Kildee serves on the following committees:[3]

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[4] For more information pertaining to Kildee's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[5]

National security

NDAA

Voted "No" Kildee voted against 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.[6]

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "No" Kildee voted against 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 that was largely along party lines.[7]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "No" Kildee voted against 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. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[8]

Economy

Farm bill

Yea3.png 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.[9] 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.[10][11] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[11] Kildee voted with 88 other Democratic representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png 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.[12][13] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[13] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[14] It included a 1 percent 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. Kildee joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[12][13]

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.[15] 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.[16] Kildee voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[17]

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 funded 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.[18] 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. Kildee voted for HR 2775.[19]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Voted "No" Kildee voted against HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[20]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "No" Kildee 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.[21] The vote largely followed party lines.[22]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Voted "No" Kildee 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 that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[23]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "No" Kildee 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 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[24]

SNAP challenge
See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

In June 2013, more than two dozen House Democrats, including Kildee, took part in a SNAP challenge, feeding themselves for a week on the average benefit level of a SNAP recipient.[25] Participants agreed to eat all meals from a limited food budget comparable to that of a SNAP participant, approximately $1.50 per meal, or $4.50 a day.[26]

Campaign themes

2012

The following are six issues which were highlighted on Kildee's campaign website.[27]

  • Jobs
Excerpt: "America needs more jobs. That’s why Congress’ first priority should be job creation and strengthening our economy. Yet after the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, Congress has refused to pass a single jobs bill. To get more Americans working, I believe we should be giving tax incentives to companies that create jobs in Michigan, not funding those that ship our jobs overseas."
  • Medicare
Excerpt: "In Congress, I will fight any plan that tries to eliminate or privatize Medicare."
  • Education
Excerpt: " Fully funding our schools must be a priority because our children deserve the best education possible. I believe we must also invest in higher education and ensure that everyone can afford to go to college."
  • The Environment
Excerpt: "I believe we need stronger – not weaker – standards to ensure that the air we breathe and water we drink is free from contamination and that our environment is preserved for future generations."
  • Women’s Issues
Excerpt: "I believe we should be increasing access to health care for women, not dictating or limiting their options."
  • Corporate Money Out of Politics
Excerpt: "We’ve got to get the money out of politics. The U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision has opened the floodgates, letting corporations and a handful of billionaires have unlimited influence and reign over our elections."

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

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

2012

See also: Michigan's 5th Congressional District elections, 2012

Kildee won election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Michigan's 5th District.[28] Kildee ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary.[29] He defeated Jim Slezak (R), Gregory Creswell (L) and David Davenport (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[30]


Dan Kildee, "Dan Kildee Announcement"[31]
U.S. House, Michigan District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDan Kildee 65% 214,531
     Republican Jim Slezak 31.5% 103,931
     Libertarian Gregory Creswell 1.5% 4,990
     Independent David Davenport 2% 6,694
Total Votes 330,146
Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kildee is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Kildee raised a total of $721,598 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 16, 2013.[32]

Dan Kildee's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Michigan, District 5) Won $721,598
Grand Total Raised $721,598

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 Kildee’s reports.[33]

Dan Kildee (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[34]April 15, 2013$142,259.01$18,249.18$(70,860.57)$89,647.62
July Quarterly[35]July 15, 2013$89,647.62$131,435.50$(45,804.48)$175,278.64
October Quarterly[36]October 15, 2013$175,278.64$95,906.49$(60,692.86)$210,492.27
Year-End[37]January 31, 2014$210,492.27$101,531.07$(61,206.74)$250,816.60
April Quarterly[38]April 15, 2014$251,356.60$111,105.00$(33,539.32)$328,922.28
July QuarterlyJuly 15, 2014$328,922.00$141,507.00$(92,442.00)$377,987.00
Running totals
$599,734.24$(364,545.97)

2012

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

Kildee won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kildee's campaign committee raised a total of $721,598 and spent $579,339.[39]

Cost per vote

Kildee spent $2.70 per vote received in 2012.

Analysis

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Kildee missed 0 of 89 roll call votes from Jan 2013 to Mar 2013, which is 0.0% of votes during that period. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[40]

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.[41]

Kildee most often votes with:

Kildee least often votes with:

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, Kildee's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $50,009 and $309,999. That averages to $180,004, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Kildee ranked as the 355th most wealthy representative in 2012.[42]

Dan Kildee Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2012$180,004
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

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, Kildee has voted with the Democratic Party 96.8% of the time. This ranked 37th among the 201 House Democrats as of June 2013.[43]

Personal

Dan is married to his wife, Jennifer. They have two children attending college in Michigan.[44]

Recent news

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See also

External links

References

  1. Kildee's Campaign Website, "About Dan," accessed October 5, 2012
  2. National Journal, "Michigan, 5th House District," November 7, 2012
  3. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
  4. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  5. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  6. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  7. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  8. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  9. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
  10. Politico, "House clears farm bill," accessed February 12, 2014
  11. 11.0 11.1 NY Times, "Senate Passes Long-Stalled Farm Bill, With Clear Winners and Losers," accessed February 12, 2014
  12. 12.0 12.1 CNN.com, "House passes compromise $1.1 trillion budget for 2014," accessed January 20, 2014
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 21," accessed January 20, 2014
  14. Roll Call, "House passes $1.1 trillion omnibus," accessed January 20, 2014
  15. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  16. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  17. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  18. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  19. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  20. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  21. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  22. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  23. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  24. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  25. U.S. House.gov, "Full Member List of Congressional Snap Challenge," accessed September 25, 2013 (dead link)
  26. Feeding America, "Taking the SNAP Challenge," accessed September 25, 2013
  27. Dan Kildee, "On the Issues" accessed October 5, 2012
  28. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Michigan"
  29. Michigan Department of State, "Primary Results"
  30. Associated Press primary results
  31. YouTube channel
  32. Open Secrets, "Career Fundraising for Dan Kildee," accessed May 16, 2013
  33. Federal Election Commission, "Dale Kildee Summary Report," accessed July 26, 2013
  34. Federal Election Commission, "Dale Kildee April Quarterly," accessed July 26, 2013
  35. Federal Election Commission, "Dave Camp July Quarterly," accessed July 26, 2013
  36. Federal Election Commission, "Dan Kildee October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  37. Federal Election Commission, "Dan Kildee Year-End," accessed January 10, 2014
  38. Federal Election Commission, "Dan Kildee April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  39. Open Secrets, "2012 Re-Election Cycle," accessed February 15, 2013
  40. GovTrack, "Dan Kildee," accessed April 2013
  41. OpenCongress, "Dan Kildee," accessed August 6, 2013
  42. OpenSecrets, "Kildee (D-MI), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014
  43. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 4, 2013
  44. Campaign Website, "About Dan," accessed June 20, 2012
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U.S. House - Michigan District 5
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