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David McKinley
David McKinley.jpg
U.S. House, West Virginia, District 1
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorAlan Mollohan (D)
Leadership
Chairman, West Virginia Republican Party
1990-1994
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$10.31 in 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next primaryMay 13, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,920,103
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
West Virginia House of Delegates
1980-1995
Education
Bachelor'sPurdue University
Personal
BirthdayMarch 28, 1947
Place of birthWheeling, West Virginia
Net worth$9,681,041
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
David B. McKinley (b. March 28, 1947, in Wheeling, West Virginia) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of West Virginia. McKinley represents West Virginia's 1st Congressional District and was first elected to the House in 2010. He won re-election in 2012. He is running for re-election in 2014.

Prior to his election to the U.S. House, McKinley served in the West Virginia House of Delegates.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, McKinley is a more moderate right of center Republican Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Republican Party line more than his fellow members.

Biography

After earning his bachelor's in civil engineering from Purdue University, McKinley worked in construction and then started an architectural engineering firm in West Virginia.[1]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of McKinley's academic, professional and political career:[1]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

McKinley serves on the following committees:[2]

  • Energy and Commerce Committee
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Power
    • Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy

2011-12

McKinley was a member of the following House 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 McKinley's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[5]

National security

NDAA

Voted "Yes" McKinley 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.[6]

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "Yes" McKinley 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.[7]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "No" McKinley 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.[8]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" McKinley voted for 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.[9]

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.[10] 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.[11][12] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[12] McKinley voted with 161 other Republican 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.[13][14] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[14] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[15] 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. McKinley voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[13]

Paul Ryan Budget Proposal

Nay3.png In March 2013 the Republican controlled House passed the budget proposal set out by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan (R) for the third straight year.[16] However, not all Republican representatives voted in favor of the proposal.[16] McKinley was one of the 10 Republican Representatives who voted against Ryan's budget proposal.[16]

The proposal was killed after being voted down in the U.S. Senate with a 40-59 vote.[17]

The proposal would have cut about $5 trillion over the next decade and aimed to balance the budget by the end of the 10-year period.[16] The 2013 bill had opposition from 10 Republicans — the same number that voted against it in 2012. In 2011 only four Republicans cast a vote in opposition.[16] Democrats have unanimously voted against the bill every year.[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.[18] 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.[19] McKinley voted for the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[20]

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 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.[21] 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. McKinley voted for HR 2775.[22]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" McKinley 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.[23] The vote largely followed party lines.[24]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" McKinley 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.[25]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" McKinley 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.[26]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" McKinley 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.[27]

Elections

2014

See also: West Virginia's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

McKinley is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent West Virginia's 1st District. McKinley is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See Also: West Virginia's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

McKinley ran for re-election in 2012.[28] He was unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Democratic challenger Sue Thorn in the November 6 general election.[29][30]

U.S. House, West Virginia District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Sue Thorn 37.7% 73,468
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid McKinley Incumbent 62.3% 121,395
Total Votes 194,863
Source: West Virginia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign funding

McKinley had outraised his Democratic challenger, Sue Thorn. At the end of April 2012, he had raised $1.5 million compared to Thorn's $54,000.[29]

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McKinley is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, McKinley raised a total of $3,920,103 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[32]

David McKinley's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (West Virginia, District 1) Won $2,137,064
2010 US House (West Virginia, District 1) Won $1,783,039
Grand Total Raised $3,920,103

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 McKinley's reports.[33] Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are McKinley's reports.[34]

David McKinley (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[35]April 15, 2013$876,672.87$234,708.00$(105,763.70)$1,005,617.17
July Quarterly[36]July 15, 2013$1,005,617.17$202,152.82$(84,208.98)$1,123,561.01
October Quarterly[37]October 15, 2013$1,123,561.01$136,314.33$(71,832.73)$1,188,042.61
Year-end[38]January 31, 2014$1,188,042$177,535$(64,884)$1,300,693
April Quarterly[39]April 15, 2014$1,300,693.50$262,181.90$(137,492.39)$1,425,383.01
Running totals
$1,012,892.05$(464,181.8)

2012

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

McKinley won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, McKinley's campaign committee raised a total of $2,137,065 and spent $1,251,707.[40]

Cost per vote

McKinley spent $10.31 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

McKinley won election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, McKinley's campaign committee raised a total of $1,783,039 and spent $1,705,724.[41]

Analysis

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.[42]

McKinley most often votes with:

McKinley least often votes with:

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, McKinley is a "rank-and-file Republican," as of June 26, 2013.[43]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, McKinley missed 21 of 1,702 roll call votes from January 2011 to April 2013. This amounts to 1.2%, which is better than the median of 2.1% among current congressional representatives as of April 2013.[44]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. McKinley paid his congressional staff a total of $628,100 in 2011. He ranks 6th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, West Virginia ranks 33rd in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[45]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2012

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, McKinley's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $4,581,085 to $14,780,997. That averages to $9,681,041, which is higher than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. McKinley ranked as the 46th most wealthy representative in 2012.[46]

David McKinley Yearly Net Worth
YearAvg. Net Worth% Difference from previous year
2012$9,681,0415.2%
2011$9,202,5414.84%
2010$8,777,538N/A

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. McKinley was 1 of 2 members who ranked 211th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[47]

2011

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. McKinley was 1 of 2 members of congress who ranked 209th in the liberal rankings.[48]

Political positions

Voting with party

2013

McKinley voted with the Republican Party 93% of the time, which ranked 195th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[49]

Personal

McKinley is married to Mary Gerkin and has four children and six grandchildren.[1] McKinley has been known to occasionally take the Megabus back to West Virginia from D.C. His office explained that taking the bus saves taxpayers money and also allows McKinley to interact with constituents.[50]

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See also

External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Biographical Directory of U.S. Congress "McKinley," Accessed June 26, 2013
  2. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  3. Official House website "Committees," Accessed November 17, 2011
  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, "H Amdt 69 - Requires Threat Assessment of Pipeline Vulnerabilities to a Terrorist Attack - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  9. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
  11. Politico, "House clears farm bill," accessed February 12, 2014
  12. 12.0 12.1 New York Times, "Senate passes long-stalled farm bill, with clear winners and losers," accessed February 12, 2014
  13. 13.0 13.1 CNN.com, "House passes compromise $1.1 trillion budget for 2014," accessed January 20, 2014
  14. 14.0 14.1 U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 21," accessed January 20, 2014
  15. Roll Call, "House passes $1.1 trillion omnibus," accessed January 20, 2014
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 Washington Post, "10 House Republicans Vote Against Ryan Budget," accessed March 22, 2013
  17. CBS News, "Senate Rejects Paul Ryan Budget," accessed March 22, 2013
  18. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  19. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  20. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  21. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  22. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  23. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  24. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  25. 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
  26. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  27. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  28. McKinley for Congress 2012 Accessed January 17, 2012
  29. 29.0 29.1 Wheeling News-Register "Thorn Fights Money Battle," April 24, 2012
  30. Politico "2012 Election Map"
  31. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  32. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for David McKinley," Accessed April 5, 2013
  33. Federal Election Commission "McKinley 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 25, 2013
  34. Federal Election Commission, "McKinley 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 25, 2013
  35. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  36. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  37. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
  38. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Report," accessed February 19, 2014
  39. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 18, 2014
  40. Open Secrets "McKinley Campaign Contributions," Accessed February 23, 2013
  41. Open Secrets "2010 Race: West Virginia District 01," Accessed November 17, 2011
  42. OpenCongress, "David McKinley," Accessed August 6, 2013
  43. Gov Track "David McKinley," Accessed June 26, 2013
  44. GovTrack, "McKinley," Accessed April 11, 2013
  45. LegiStorm, "David McKinley," Accessed September 7, 2012
  46. OpenSecrets.org "McKinley, 2012," accessed January 14, 2014
  47. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
  48. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  49. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  50. Roll Call, "David McKinley Right at Home on Megabus", accessed October 29, 2013
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Preceded by
Alan Mollohan
U.S. House of Representatives - West Virginia, District 1
2011-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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West Virginia House of Delegates
1980-1995
Succeeded by
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