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{{Support vote}} Rohrabacher voted for 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.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44545#.UjdO9j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
 
{{Support vote}} Rohrabacher voted for 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.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44545#.UjdO9j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
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{{Oppose vote}} Rohrabacher voted against 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.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/43791#.UjdO-j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 624 - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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{{Oppose vote}} Rohrabacher 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.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/43791#.UjdO-j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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Dana Rohrabacher
Dana Rohrabacher.jpg
U.S. House, California, District 48
Incumbent
In office
1989-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 25
PartyRepublican
PredecessorLoretta Sanchez (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$3.29 in 2012
First electedNovember 8, 1988
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,355,996
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sLong Beach State College, 1969
Master'sUniversity of Southern California, 1976
Personal
BirthdayJune 21, 1947
Place of birthCoronado, California
Net worth$183,001
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Dana Rohrabacher (b. June 21, 1947, in Coronado, California) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing California's 48th Congressional District. Rohrabacher was first elected to the House in 1988.

Rohrabacher most recently won re-election[1] in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 48th District. He defeated Ron Varasteh (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012. He was displaced from district 46 by redistricting.[2]

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

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

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Rohrabacher's academic, professional and political career:[3][4]

  • 1969: Graduated from California State University, Long Beach with B.A.
  • 1976: Graduated from University of Southern California, with M.A.
  • 1981-1988: Speechwriter and special assistant to President Ronald Reagan
  • 1989-Present: U.S Representative from California

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Rohrabacher serves on the following committees:[5][6]

2011-2012

Rohrabacher served on the following committees:[7]

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.[8] For more information pertaining to Rohrabacher's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[9]

National security

NDAA

Voted "No" Rohrabacher 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.[10]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Rohrabacher voted for 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.[11]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "No" Rohrabacher 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.[12]

Economy

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" 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.[13] 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.[14] Rohrabacher voted for the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[15]

Voted "No" 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.[16] 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. Rohrabacher voted against HR 2775.[17]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Voted "Yes" Rohrabacher voted for 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.[18]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Rohrabacher voted for 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.[19] The vote largely followed party lines.[20]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Rohrabacher voted for 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.[21]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" Rohrabacher voted for 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.[22]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Rohrabacher voted against 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 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[23]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Dana Rohrabacher endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [24]

Conservative Fight Club

According to the conservative website RedState, Rohrabacher is 1 of 16 U.S. House members in the "Conservative Fight Club", a designation meant to describe the gold standard of conservatives, as outlined by RedState. They are the 16 Republicans who voted against the continuing appropriations resolution to avoid the impending government shutdown in March. This type of resolution is used to fund government agencies when a formal federal budget has not been approved.[25]

Elections

2014

See also: California's 48th Congressional District elections, 2014

Rohrabacher is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will compete in the blanket primary on June 3, 2013. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: California's 48th Congressional District elections, 2012

Rohrabacher won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 48th District.[1] He was displaced from district 46 by redistricting. He and Ron Varasteh (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Alan Schlar (Ind). Rohrabacher went on to defeat Varasteh in the general election on November 6, 2012.[26][27]

U.S. House, California District 48 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDana Rohrabacher Incumbent 61% 177,144
     Democratic Ron Varasteh 39% 113,358
Total Votes 290,502
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


U.S. House, California District 48 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDana Rohrabacher (R) Incumbent 66.3% 73,302
Green check mark transparent.pngRon Varasteh (D) 28.9% 31,912
Alan Schlar (NPP) 4.8% 5,355
Total Votes 110,569

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rohrabacher is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Rohrabacher raised a total of $3,355,996 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[40]

Dana Rohrabacher's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (California, District 48) Won $493,391
2010 US House (California, District 46) Won $404,285
2008 US House (California, District 46) Won $746,799
2006 US House (California, District 46) Won $294,370
2004 US House (California, District 46) Won $748,974
2002 US House (California, District 46) Won $393,483
2000 US House (California, District 45) Won $274,694
Grand Total Raised $3,355,996

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Rohrabacher's reports.[41]

Dana Rohrabacher (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[42]April 15, 2013$190,658.68$45,328.30$(52,931.48)$183,055.50
July Quarterly[43]July 15, 2013$183,055.50$113,733.00$(57,532.99)$239,255.51
October Quarterly[44]October 15, 2013$241,255.51$103,575.00$(88,067.32)$256,763.19
Year-End[45]January 31, 2014$256,763$149,119$(92,371)$314,635
April Quarterly[46]April 15, 2014$314,635$43,340$(100,172)$257,803
Pre-Primary[47]May 22, 2014$257,803$13,198$(54,987)$216,014
July Quarterly[48]July 15, 2014$216,014$178,135$(72,406)$321,743
Running totals
$646,428.3$(518,467.79)

2012

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

Rohrabacher won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Rohrabacher's campaign committee raised a total of $493,391 and spent $582,122.[49] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[50]

Cost per vote

Rohrabacher spent $3.29 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Rohrabacher's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Rohrabacher won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Rohrabacher's campaign committee raised a total of $404,285 and spent $382,319.[51]

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, Rohrabacher is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of June 2013.[52]

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.[53]

Rohrabacher most often votes with:

Rohrabacher least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Rohrabacher missed 450 of 15,356 roll call votes from January 1989 to March 2013. This amounts to 2.9%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[54]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Rohrabacher paid his congressional staff a total of $1,169,212 in 2011. He ranked 4th on the list of the highest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 24th overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, California ranked 5th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[55]

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, Rohrabacher's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$398,997 and $764,999. That averages to $183,001, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 51.20% from 2010.[56]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Rohrabacher's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1 and $749,999. That averages to $400,000, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[57]

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. Rohrabacher ranked 120th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[58]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Rohrabacher ranked 205th in the conservative rankings.[59]

Voting with party

2013

Rohrabacher voted with the Republican Party 95.2% of the time, which ranked 171st among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[60]

Personal

Rohrabacher and his wife, Rhonda, have three children.

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See also

External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 CNN "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
  2. "Redistricting changes 2012 electoral battles", dailypilot.com, August 15, 2011
  3. Biographical Director of the United States Congress "Dana Rohrabacher," Accessed November 14, 2011
  4. Los Angeles Times, "Election '88 Orange County : 2 Free-Thinkers Square Off in 42nd Congressional Race : Reagan Follower Has a Libertarian Pas," November 1, 1988
  5. CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013
  6. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, "Press release:Committee Organizes, Approves Majority Subcommittee Assignments," January 23, 2013
  7. U.S. Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, Proudly Serving California's 46th District "Committee Assignments"
  8. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  9. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  10. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  12. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  13. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  15. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  16. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  17. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
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  19. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  20. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  21. Project Votesmart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  22. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  23. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  24. The Hill, "GOP lawmaker cites electability in Romney endorsement," December 12, 2011
  25. RedState, "Fight Club," March 6, 2013
  26. California Secretary of State, Official candidate list
  27. Unofficial election results
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  44. Federal Election Commission, "Dana Rohrabacher October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
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  50. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
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  59. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  60. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
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Loretta Sanchez
U.S. House - California
1989-Present
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