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Devin Nunes
Devin Nunes.jpg
U.S. House, California, District 22
Incumbent
In office
2003-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
PredecessorBill Thomas (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$8.22 in 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next primaryJune 3, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$7,054,830
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sCalifornia Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, 1995
Associate'sCollege of the Sequoias, 1993
Master'sCalifornia Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, 1996
Personal
BirthdayOctober 1, 1973
Place of birthTulare County, California
Net worth$183,001
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Devin Nunes (b. October 1, 1973, in Tulare County, California) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing California's 22nd Congressional District. Nunes was first elected to the House in 2002.

Nunes most recently won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 22nd District. He defeated Otto Lee (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1] He was displaced from district 21 by redistricting.[2]

Nunes is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Nunes 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 Nunes' academic, professional and political career:[3]

  • 1993: Graduated from College of the Sequoias with A.A.
  • 1995: Graduated from California Polytechnic with B.S.
  • 1996: Graduated from California Polytechnic with M.S.
  • 2001: Appointed Director of the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development
  • 2003-Present: U.S Representative from California

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Nunes serves on the following committees:[4][5]

2011-2012

Nunes served on the following committees:[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.[7] For more information pertaining to Nunes's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[8]

National security

NDAA

Voted "Yes" Nunes 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]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Nunes voted for 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.[10]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" Nunes 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.[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.[12] 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.[13][14] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[14] Nunes 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.[15][16] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[16] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[17] 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. Nunes voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[15]

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] Nunes 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 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.[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. Nunes voted for HR 2775.[22]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Voted "Yes" Nunes 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.[23]

Immigration

King Amendment

Voted "No" In June 2013 the House approved an amendment to the Department of Homeland Security spending bill that would end the department's discretion policies by cutting off funding for the proposed DREAM Act, which would have temporarily halted the deportations of young immigrants if they have served in the military or are attending college. This vote overturns an executive order signed by President Obama that formalized a process for the "Dreamers" to remain in the U.S.[24][16][25]

The amendment, offered by Rep. Steve King (R) of Iowa, passed the House by a vote of 224-201 and was approved mostly along party lines. However, three Democrats supported the amendment and six Republicans opposed it, while nine members did not vote.[25]Nunes was one of the six Republican members who voted against the amendment.[16]

The amendment would effectively demand the government force out "Dreamers" who came to the U.S. as children.[25] It contrasts with comprehensive immigration reform efforts, including proposed DREAM Act style legislation, and would resume the deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought illegally to the United States as children.[26] The amendment was the first immigration-related vote in either chamber of Congress in 2013, and blocks many of the provisions that are mirrored in the Senate’s Gang of Eight bill.[27][25]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Nunes 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.[28]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" Nunes 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.[29]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Nunes 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.[30]

Elections

2014

See also: California's 22nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Nunes is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He will compete in the blanket primary on June 3, 2013. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: California's 22nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Nunes won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 22nd District.[1] He was displaced from district 21 by redistricting. He and Otto Lee (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012. Nunes went on to defeat Lee in the general election on November 6, 2012.[31][32]

U.S. House, California District 22 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDevin Nunes Incumbent 61.9% 132,386
     Democratic Otto Lee 38.1% 81,555
Total Votes 213,941
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Nunes is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Nunes raised a total of $7,054,830 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[38]

Devin Nunes's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (California, District 22) Won $1,551,896
2010 US House (California, District 21) Won $1,223,376
2008 US House (California, District 21) Won $1,195,789
2006 US House (California, District 21) Won $1,156,518
2004 US House (California, District 21) Won $795,304
2002 US House (California, District 21) Won $1,131,947
Grand Total Raised $7,054,830

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Nunes' reports.[39]

Devin Nunes (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[40]April 10, 2013$1,477,951.11$117,556.69$(15,170.34)$1,580,337.46
July Quarterly[41]July 13, 2013$1,580,337.46$310,564.20$(215,032.83)$1,675,868.83
October Quarterly[42]October 15, 2013$1,675,868.83$239,624.27$(125,346.43)$1,790,146.67
Year-End[43]January 13, 2014$1,790,146$349,734$(46,696)$2,093,184
April Quarterly[44]April 14, 2014$2,093,184$184,909$(214,025)$2,064,069
Pre-Primary[45]May 21, 2014$2,064,069$104,927$(127,461)$2,041,536
July Quarterly[46]July 7, 2014$2,041,536$231,163$(18,092)$2,254,606
Running totals
$1,538,478.16$(761,823.6)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Nunes' campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Nunes won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Nunes' campaign committee raised a total of $1,551,896 and spent $1,087,798.[47] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[48]

Cost per vote

Nunes spent $8.22 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Nunes' campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Nunes won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Nunes' campaign committee raised a total of $1,223,376 and spent $994,287.[49]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House, California District 21, 2010 - Devin Nunes Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,223,376
Total Spent $994,287
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $0 (Unopposed)
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $0 (Unopposed)
Top contributors to Devin Nunes's campaign committee
Altria Group$10,000
American Bankers Assn$10,000
AT&T Inc$10,000
Bank of America$10,000
California Dairies Inc$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Crop Production & Basic Processing$146,100
Dairy$92,150
Insurance$55,500
Oil & Gas$50,000
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$49,750

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Nunes is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of June 2013.[50]

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.[51]

Nunes most often votes with:

Nunes least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Nunes missed 271 of 7,661 roll call votes from January 2003 to March 2013. This amounts to 3.5%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[52]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Nunes paid his congressional staff a total of $1,101,687 in 2011. He ranked 229th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 66th 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.[53]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Nunes was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Nunes's staff was given an apparent $1,068.00 in bonus money.[54]

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, Nunes' net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $101,002 and $265,000. That averages to $183,001, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Nunes ranked as the 351st most wealthy representative in 2012.[55]

Devin Nunes Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2012$183,001
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

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Nunes ranked 52nd in the conservative rankings in 2012.[56]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Nunes ranked 117th in the conservative rankings.[57]

Voting with party

2013

Nunes voted with the Republican Party 98.1% of the time, which ranked 66th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[58]

Personal

Nunes and his wife, Elizabeth, have two children.

Recent news

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External links


References

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  2. fresnobee.com, "Staffer: Rep. Nunes won't challenge Feinstein," November 7, 2011
  3. Biographical Director of the United States Congress, "Devin Nunes," accessed November 6, 2011
  4. CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013
  5. Committee on Ways and Means, "Press Release: Chairman Camp Announces Ways and Means Subcommittee Chairmen for 113th Congress," January 15, 2013
  6. Devin Nunes, United States Congressman, 21st District of California, "Committee Assignments", accessed August 1, 2011
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  8. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
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  10. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  12. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
  13. Politico, "House clears farm bill," accessed February 12, 2014
  14. 14.0 14.1 New York Times, "Senate passes long-stalled farm bill, with clear winners and losers," accessed February 12, 2014
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  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 21," accessed January 20, 2014
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