|U.S. House, Michigan, District 5|
|January 3, 2013-Present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Predecessor||Dale E. Kildee (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Cost per vote||$2.70 in 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next primary||August 5, 2014|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Genesee County treasurer|
|Genesee County Commission|
|Bachelor's||Central Michigan University|
|Birthday||August 11, 1958|
|Place of birth||Flint, Michigan|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Key votes
- 4.1 113th Congress
- 4.2 National security
- 4.3 Economy
- 4.4 Immigration
- 4.5 Healthcare
- 4.6 Social issues
- 5 Issues
- 6 Elections
- 7 Campaign donors
- 8 Personal Gain Index
- 9 Analysis
- 10 Personal
- 11 Recent news
- 12 See also
- 13 External links
- 14 References
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.
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.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Kildee's academic, professional and political career:
- 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
Kildee serves on the following committees:
- Committee on Financial Services
- Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
- Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade
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. For more information pertaining to Kildee's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.
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.
DHS Appropriations Act (2014)
Kildee voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.
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.
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. 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. However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states. Kildee voted with 88 other Democratic representatives in favor of the bill.
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. The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill. The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations. 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.
- 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. Kildee 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 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. 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.
Federal Pay Adjustment Act
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.
Morton Memos Prohibition
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. The vote largely followed party lines.
Healthcare Reform Rules
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.
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.
- 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. 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.
On The Issues Vote Match
- See also: On The Issues Vote Match
On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Kildee is a Moderate Liberal Populist. Kildee received a score of 58 percent on social issues and 32 percent on economic issues.
The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.
|On The Issues Vote Quiz|
|Economic Issues||Social Issues|
|Legally require hiring women & minorities||Strongly Favors||Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right||Strongly Favors|
|Expand ObamaCare||Strongly Favors||Comfortable with same-sex marriage||Strongly Favors|
|Vouchers for school choice||Opposes||Keep God in the public sphere||Unknown|
|Absolute right to gun ownership||Unknown||Human needs over animal rights||Unknown|
|Higher taxes on the wealthy||Favors||Stricter punishment reduces crime||Opposes|
|Support & expand free trade||Unknown||Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens||Unknown|
|Stricter limits on political campaign funds||Strongly Favors||Maintain US sovereignty from UN||Unknown|
|Prioritize green energy||Unknown||Expand the military||Unknown|
|Stimulus better than market-led recovery||Opposes||Stay out of Iran||Unknown|
|Privatize Social Security||Strongly Opposes||Never legalize marijuana||Unknown|
|Note: Information last updated: 2014.|
The following are six issues which were highlighted on Kildee's campaign website.
- 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."
- Excerpt: "In Congress, I will fight any plan that tries to eliminate or privatize Medicare."
- 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."
Kildee won election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Michigan's 5th District. Kildee ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary. He defeated Jim Slezak (R), Gregory Creswell (L) and David Davenport (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
Dan Kildee, "Dan Kildee Announcement"
|U.S. House, Michigan District 5 General Election, 2012|
|Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
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.
|Dan Kildee's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||US House (Michigan, District 5)||$721,598|
|Grand Total Raised||$721,598|
|Dan Kildee (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2013||$142,259.01||$18,249.18||$(70,860.57)||$89,647.62|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2013||$89,647.62||$131,435.50||$(45,804.48)||$175,278.64|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2013||$175,278.64||$95,906.49||$(60,692.86)||$210,492.27|
|Year-End||January 31, 2014||$210,492.27||$101,531.07||$(61,206.74)||$250,816.60|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2014||$251,356.60||$111,105.00||$(33,539.32)||$328,922.28|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2014||$328,922.00||$141,507.00||$(92,442.00)||$377,987.00|
Cost per vote
Kildee spent $2.70 per vote received in 2012.
|U.S. House, Michigan District 5, 2012 - Dan Kildee Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$57,221|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$56,950|
|Top contributors to Dan Kildee's campaign committee|
|American Assn for Justice||$10,000|
|American Crystal Sugar||$10,000|
|American Federation of Teachers||$10,000|
|Carpenters & Joiners Union||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Public Sector Unions||$43,500|
|Building Trade Unions||$41,000|
Personal Gain Index
- See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)
- See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)
The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:
- Changes in Net Worth
- The K-Street Metric
- The Donation Concentration Metric
- The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric
PGI: Change in net worth
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. Between 2011 and 2012, Kildee's calculated net worth decreased by an average of 7 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.
|Dan Kildee Yearly Net Worth|
|Year||Average Net Worth|
|Growth from 2011 to 2012:||-7%|
|Average annual growth:||-7%|
|Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.|
Ideology and leadership
Lifetime voting record
According to the website GovTrack, Kildee missed 3 of 89 roll call votes from January 2013 to July 2014. This amounts to 0.3 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.
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.
Kildee most often votes with:
Kildee least often votes with:
Voting with party
The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.
Kildee voted with the Democratic Party 94.2 percent of the time, which ranked 68th among the 204 House Democratic members as of 2014.
Kildee voted with the Democratic Party 96.8 percent of the time, which ranked 37th among the 201 House Democratic members as of 2013.
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. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.
Kildee ranked 81st in the liberal rankings in 2013.
Dan is married to his wife, Jennifer. They have two children attending college in Michigan.
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- United States House of Representatives
- United States congressional delegations from Michigan
- Michigan's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014
- Michigan's 5th Congressional District
- Social media:
- Congressional profile at CongressMerge.com
- Summary, biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Profile at Wikipedia
- Tumblr Page
- YouTube Campaign Announcement
- Kildee's Campaign Website, "About Dan," accessed October 5, 2012
- National Journal, "Michigan, 5th House District," November 7, 2012
- CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
- Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
- Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
- Politico, "House clears farm bill," accessed February 12, 2014
- NY Times, "Senate Passes Long-Stalled Farm Bill, With Clear Winners and Losers," accessed February 12, 2014
- CNN.com, "House passes compromise $1.1 trillion budget for 2014," accessed January 20, 2014
- U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 21," accessed January 20, 2014
- Roll Call, "House passes $1.1 trillion omnibus," accessed January 20, 2014
- Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
- Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
- Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
- The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
- U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- 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
- Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- U.S. House.gov, "Full Member List of Congressional Snap Challenge," accessed September 25, 2013
- Feeding America, "Taking the SNAP Challenge," accessed September 25, 2013
- On The Issues, "Kildee Vote Match," accessed June 20, 2014
- The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
- Dan Kildee, "On the Issues" accessed October 5, 2012
- Politico, "2012 Election Map, Michigan"
- Michigan Department of State, "Primary Results"
- Associated Press primary results
- YouTube channel
- Open Secrets, "Career Fundraising for Dan Kildee," accessed May 16, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Dale Kildee Summary Report," accessed July 26, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Dale Kildee April Quarterly," accessed July 26, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Dave Camp July Quarterly," accessed July 26, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Dan Kildee October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Dan Kildee Year-End," accessed January 10, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Dan Kildee April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
- Open Secrets, "2012 Re-Election Cycle," accessed February 15, 2013
- OpenSecrets, "Kildee (D-MI), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014
- This figure represents the average annual percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below) to 2012, divided by the number of years calculated.
- This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
- This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
- This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
- GovTrack, "Rep. Daniel Kildee," accessed July 29, 2014
- GovTrack, "Dan Kildee," accessed April 2013
- OpenCongress, "Dan Kildee," accessed July 29, 2014
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
- National Journal, "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed July 29, 2014
- Campaign Website, "About Dan," accessed June 20, 2012
Dale E. Kildee
|U.S. House - Michigan District 5
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