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Dave Camp
Dave Camp.jpg
U.S. House, Michigan, District 4
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1991-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 23
PartyRepublican
PredecessorFred Upton (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$16.71 in 2012
First electedNovember 6, 1990
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$13,378,134
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives
1989-1990
Education
High schoolMidland Dow High School, Midland, MI
Bachelor'sAlbion College
J.D.University of San Diego School of Law
Personal
BirthdayJuly 9, 1953
Place of birthMidland, Michigan
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$6,781,573
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Dave Camp campaign logo
David Lee "Dave" Camp (b. July 9, 1953, in Midland, Michigan) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Michigan's 4th congressional district. Camp was first elected to the House in 1990.

Camp most recently won re-election in 2012. He defeated Debra Freidell Wirth (D), John Gelineau (L), Pat Timmons (G) and George Zimmer (UST) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

With the announcement that Sen. Carl Levin would not seek reelection in 2014, Camp was considered a potential candidate for the Senate seat. He announced in August 2013 that he would not seek the open seat.[1][2][3]

Camp began his legislative career in the Michigan House of Representatives, where he served from 1989 to 1990. Prior to that he was a member of the staff of U.S. Rep. Bill Schuette.

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

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

Biography

Camp was born in 1953 in Midland, Michigan. After graduating from Midland Dow High School, Camp went on to earn his B.A. from Albion College in 1975 and his J.D. from San Diego University Law School in 1978. Prior to his political career, Camp worked as an attorney.[4]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Camp's professional and political career:[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Camp serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

Camp served on the following House committees:[6]

Issues

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

National security

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "Yes" Camp voted for 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.[9]

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Camp 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.[10]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "Yes" Camp voted for 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.[11]

Economy

Federal Statutory Pay Adjustment Elimination

Voted "Yes" Camp 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.[12]

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Camp 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.[13] The vote largely followed party lines.[14]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Camp 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.[15]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" Camp 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.[16]

Legislative actions

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Camp 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 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[17]

Presidential preference

2012

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

Dave Camp endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [18]

Campaign themes

2012

The following are four issues which were highlighted by Camp on his campaign website.[19]

  • Jobs For Michigan

Excerpt: "Following the spend then tax spree enacted by the Obama Administration, Camp has and continues to propose and support efforts aimed at immediate and long-term steps to be enacted that will help Michigan families and friends find employment."[20]

  • Health Care

Excerpt: "America can provide access to quality health care for every American by reducing the cost of health insurance, protecting those who have been or get sick, and expanding coverage. This can be done without having a government takeover of our health care system, without raising taxes or premiums, and without forcing Americans to buy health insurance they don’t want or can’t afford."[21]

  • Defense

Excerpt: " I am committed to ensuring that our military remains the most effective and capable military in the world. Recent attempted terrorist attacks within the borders of our country make it very clear that terrorists are still determined to destroy our society. We must maintain a strong national defense."[22]

  • Adoption

Excerpt: "I introduced what has now become landmark adoption legislation, the Adoption and Safe Families Act... It streamlines the adoption process to quickly help move more children in foster care into permanent adoptive homes.[23]

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in Michigan, 2014

With the announcement that Sen. Carl Levin will not seek reelection in 2014, Camp was considered a potential candidate for the Senate seat. He announced in August 2013 that he would not seek the open seat.[24][2][3]

2012

See also: Michigan's 4th congressional district elections, 2012

Camp won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Michigan's 4th District. [25] He ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary. He then defeated Debra Freidell Wirth (D), John Gelineau (L), Pat Timmons (G) and George Zimmer (UST) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[26]


Dave Camp, "Camp Statement - HR 6169 - Tax Reform" [27]
U.S. House, Michigan District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Debra Freidell Wirth 33.6% 104,996
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDave Camp Incumbent 63.1% 197,386
     Libertarian John Gelineau 1.4% 4,285
     Green Pat Timmons 0.9% 2,776
     UST George Zimmer 1.1% 3,506
Total Votes 312,949
Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Camp is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Camp raised a total of $13,378,134 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 16, 2013.[39]

Dave Camp's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Michigan, District 4) Won $4,476,144
2010 US House (Michigan, District 4) Won $3,051,808
2008 US House (Michigan, District 4) Won $2,237,726
2006 US House (Michigan, District 4) Won $1,215,951
2004 US House (Michigan, District 4) Won $853,405
2002 US House (Michigan, District 4) Won $793,618
2000 US House (Michigan, District 4) Won $749,482
Grand Total Raised $13,378,134

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 Camp’s reports.[40]

Dave Camp (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[41]April 15, 2013$2,653,090.39$362,153.83$(277,951.44)$2,737,292.77
July Quarterly[42]July 15, 2013$2,737,292.77$788,758.91$(488,161.79)$3,037,889.89
October Quarterly[43]October 15, 2013$3,037,889.89$456,342.87$(296,133.3)$3,198,099.13
Running totals
$1,607,255.61$(1,062,246.53)

2012

Breakdown of Camp's funds according to source.

Camp won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Camp's campaign committee raised a total of $4,476,145 and spent $3,299,098.[44]

Cost per vote

Camp spent $16.71 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Camp won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Camp's campaign committee raised a total of $3,051,808 and spent $2,148,415.[45]

U.S. House, Michigan District 4, 2010 - Dave Camp Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $3,051,808
Total Spent $2,148,415
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $15,881
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $15,880
Top contributors to Dave Camp's campaign committee
Dow Chemical$45,669
Altria Group$32,850
General Electric$22,500
Blue Cross/Blue Shield$22,500
New York Life Insurance$19,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Insurance$238,222
Health Professionals$222,819
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$213,550
Securities & Investment$159,439
Lobbyists$140,680

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Camp is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of June 2013.[46]

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.[47]

Camp most often votes with:

Camp least often votes with:


Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Camp missed 257 of 14,452 roll call votes from Jan 1991 to Mar 2013, which is 1.8%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[48]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Camp paid his congressional staff a total of $1,052,497 in 2011. He ranked 26th on the list of the highest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 113th overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Michigan ranked 13th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[49]

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, Camp's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $3,818,146 and $9,745,000. This averages to $6,781,573, which is a 0.07% decrease since 2010. This is lower than the $7,859,232 average net worth for Republican representatives in 2011.[50]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Camp's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $4,199,146 and $10,385,000. That averages to $7,292,073, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[51]

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.

2012

Camp was ranked the 138th most conservative representative during 2012.[52]

2011

Camp was ranked the 143rd most conservative representative during 2011.[53]

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, Camp has voted with the Republican Party 95.8% of the time, which ranked 150th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[54]

Personal

Camp lives in Midland, Michigan, with his wife and three children.[55]

Recent news

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External links


References

  1. Politico, "Dave Camp not running for Carl Levin’s seat," August 16, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 ‘’Huffington Post’’ “Carl Levin Retiring After Current Term, Will Not Seek Reelection In 2014,” Accessed July 31, 2013
  3. 3.0 3.1 ‘’Washington Post’’ “Dave Camp might run for Senate in Michigan,” Accessed July 31, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 Biographical Guide to Members of Congress, "Dave Camp," Accessed December 21, 2011
  5. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  6. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "House of Representatives Committee Assignments," Accessed December 21, 2011
  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  8. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  9. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  12. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  13. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  14. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  15. 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
  16. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  17. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," Accessed January 4, 2013
  18. Time, "Camp Goes Romney," December 20, 2011
  19. Camp's Campaign Website, "Issues" Accessed October 5, 2012
  20. Camp's Campaign Website, "Issues: Jobs" Accessed October 5, 2012
  21. Camp's Campaign Website, "Issues: Healthcare" Accessed October 5, 2012
  22. Camp's Campaign Website, "Issues: Defense" Accessed October 5, 2012
  23. Camp's Campaign Website, "Issues: Adoption" Accessed October 5, 2012)
  24. Politico, "Dave Camp not running for Carl Levin’s seat," August 16, 2013
  25. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Michigan"
  26. Associated Press primary results
  27. YouTube channel
  28. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  29. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  30. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  31. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  32. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  33. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  34. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  35. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  36. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  37. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  38. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1990," accessed March 28, 2013
  39. Open Secrets, "Career Fundraising for Dave Camp," Accessed May 16, 2013
  40. Federal Election Commission "Dave Camp Summary Report," Accessed July 26, 2013
  41. Federal Election Commission "Dave Camp April Quarterly," Accessed July 26, 2013
  42. Federal Election Commission "Dave Camp July Quarterly," Accessed July 26, 2013
  43. Federal Election Commission "Dave Camp October Quarterly," Accessed October 22, 2013
  44. Open Secrets, " 2012 Re-Election Cycle," Accessed February 15, 2013
  45. Open Secrets, "Dave Camp 2010 Re-Election Cycle," Accessed December 21, 2011
  46. GovTrack, "Dave Camp," Accessed June 7, 2013
  47. OpenCongress, "Dave Camp," Accessed August 6, 2013
  48. GovTrack, "Dave Camp," Accessed April 2013
  49. LegiStorm, "Dave Camp"
  50. Open Secrets, "Camp, (R-Michigan), 2011"
  51. Open Secrets, "Camp, (R-Michigan), 2010"
  52. National Journal, "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 26, 2013
  53. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  54. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  55. Official House Site, "Biography," Accessed December 21, 2011
Political offices
Preceded by
Fred Upton (R)
U.S. House of Representatives - Michigan District 4
1993–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives
1989-1990
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