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Daniel Webster
Daniel Webster (Florida).jpg
U.S. House, Florida, District 10
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorC.W. Bill Young (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$9.10 in 2012
First elected2010
Next primaryAugust 26, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,356,488
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Florida State Senate, District 9
2002-2008
Florida State Senate, District 12
1998-2002
Florida House of Representatives, District 39
1980-1982
Education
Bachelor'sGeorgia Institute of Technology (1971)
Personal
BirthdayApril 27, 1949
Place of birthCharleston, West Virginia
ProfessionAir Conditioning Contractor
Net worth$473,004.50
ReligionSouthern Baptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Daniel Webster campaign logo
Daniel A. "Dan" Webster (b. April 27, 1949, in Charleston, West Virginia) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Webster was elected by voters from Florida's 10th Congressional District.

Due to redistricting, Webster ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Florida's 10th District.[1] He was first elected to the U.S. House from Florida's 8th Congressional District in 2010.[2]

Webster previously served in District 39 of the Florida House of Representatives from 1980 to 1982, the 12th District of the Florida State Senate from 1998 to 2002 and the 9th District of the Florida State Senate from 2002 to 2008.[3]

He served as the Speaker of the House in the Florida House of Representatives from 1982 to 1998.[3]

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

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

Biography

Webster was born in Charleston, West Virginia, and raised in Orlando, Florida.[4] He attended the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he was student government chaplain from 1970 to 1971.[4] He graduated in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering.[5]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

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

2011-2012

Webster served on the following committee:[6]

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 Webster's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[10]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Webster voted in favor of 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 and was largely along party lines.[11]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "No" Webster voted against 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" Webster voting 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" Webster 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] Webster voted with 161 other Republican 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. Webster voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[16]

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.[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] Webster voted to approve 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 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.[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. Webster voted in favor of HR 2775.[23]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Webster voted in favor of 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 "Yes" Webster voted in favor of 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 "Yes" Webster voted in favor of 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" Webster 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]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Webster 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.[24]

Elections

2014

See also: Florida's 10th Congressional District elections, 2014

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

2012

See also: Florida's 10th Congressional District elections, 2012

Due to redistricting, Webster ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Florida's 10th District. Webster was seeking re-election on the Republican ticket. Val Demings ran as a Democrat. The signature filing deadline was June 8, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012. Webster ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[25]

U.S. House, Florida District 10 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Webster Incumbent 51.7% 164,649
     Democratic Val Demings 48.3% 153,574
     Independent Naipaul Seegolam 0% 46
Total Votes 318,269
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Webster is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Webster raised a total of $3,356,488 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 4, 2013.[27]

Daniel Webster (Florida)'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Florida, District 10) Won $1,534,724
2010 U.S. House (Florida, District 8) Won $1,821,764
Grand Total Raised $3,356,488

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 Webster's reports.[28]

Daniel Webster (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[29]April 15, 2013$100,842.36$1,463,668.76$(11,480.81)$133,030.31
July Quarterly[30]July 15, 2013$133,030.31$137,303.38$(51,610.18)$218,723.51
October Quarterly[31]October 13, 2013$218,723.51$124,035.40$(67,460.53)$275,298.38
Year-end[32]January 31, 2014$275,298$108,193$(79,618)$303,873
April Quarterly[33]April 15, 2014$303,873$122,942$(75,637)$351,178
Running totals
$1,956,142.54$(285,806.52)

2012

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

Webster won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Webster's campaign committee raised a total of $1,534,725 and spent $1,498,872 .[34] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[35]

Cost per vote

Webster spent $9.10 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Webster won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Webster's campaign committee raised a total of $1,821,764 and spent $1,756,775.[36]

U.S. House, Florida District 8, 2010 - Daniel Webster (Florida) Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,821,764
Total Spent $1,756,775
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $5,928,282
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $5,459,812
Top contributors to Daniel Webster (Florida)'s campaign committee
Full Sail$12,000
JLR Medical Group$11,000
Darden Restaurants$10,900
Freedom Project$10,000
GOP Generation Y Fund$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$130,083
Leadership PACs$121,750
Lawyers/Law Firms$93,850
Real Estate$83,903
Health Professionals$73,850

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Webster is a "centrist Republican follower," as of June 11, 2013.[37]

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.[38]

Webster most often votes with:

Webster least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Webster missed 23 of 1,695 roll call votes from January 2011 to March 2013. This amounts to 1.4%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[39]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Webster paid his congressional staff a total of $656,345 in 2011. He ranks 7th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranks 9th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Florida ranks 36th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[40]

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, Webster's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $256,009 and $690,000. That averages to $473,004.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $6,956,438.47. Webster ranked as the 271st most wealthy representative in 2012.[41]

Daniel Webster Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2012$473,004.50
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.

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

Webster ranked 109th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[42]

2011

Webster ranked 59th in the conservative rankings.[43]

Personal Positions

Voting with party

Daniel Webster voted with the Republican Party 98.7% of the time, which ranked 44th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[44]

Personal

Webster is married to the former Sandra Jordan of Orlando, and they have six children: David, Brent, Jordan, Elizabeth, John and Victoria, and seven grandchildren.[6] Webster lives in Winter Park, Florida.[45]

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See also

External links


References

  1. Central Florida News 13, "Val Demings announces run for Congress vs. Webster," accessed December 2, 2011
  2. ABC News, "2012 General Election Results," accessed November 6, 2012
  3. 3.0 3.1 Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed June 11, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 Lakeland Ledger August 14, 1996, "Webster is Poised to become House Speaker," accessed October 17, 2011
  5. Florida House of Representatives, "Daniel Webster:Biographical Information," accessed October 17, 2011
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Congressman Daniel Webster, "Biography," accessed October 17, 2011
  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 Vote Smart, "Daniel Webster Voting Record," accessed September 20, 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 New York 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 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. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  25. ABC News, "2012 General Election Results," accessed November 6, 2012
  26. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  27. Open Secrets, "Daniel Webster," accessed April 4, 2013
  28. Federal Election Commission, "Daniel Webster 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 22, 2013
  29. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 22, 2013
  30. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 22, 2013
  31. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  32. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 10, 2014
  33. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  34. Open Secrets, "Daniel Webster 2012 Election Cycle," accessed February 13, 2013
  35. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," accessed June 19, 2013
  36. Open Secrets, "Daniel Webster 2010 Election Cycle," accessed October 27, 2011
  37. GovTrack, "Webster," accessed June 11, 2013
  38. OpenCongress, "Rep. Daniel Webster," accessed July 31, 2013
  39. GovTrack, "Daniel Webster," accessed March 29, 2013
  40. LegiStorm, "Daniel Webster," accessed 2012
  41. OpenSecrets, "Webster, (R-Fl), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014
  42. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed February 27, 2013
  43. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
  44. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  45. Anita Kumar (March 18, 2005) St. Petersburg Times, "One by One, Options Sink," pg. 9A.
Political offices
Preceded by
C.W. Bill Young (R)
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida District 10
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Alan Grayson (D)
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida District 8
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Bill Posey (R)
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Florida State Senate, District 9
2002-2008
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Florida State Senate, District 12
1998-2002
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Florida House of Representatives, District 39
1980-1982
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