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Devin Nunes
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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
First electedNovember 5, 2002
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$258,001
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]

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's 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

Specific votes

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 one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[7]

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.[8][9][10]

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.[10]Nunes was one of the six Republican members who voted against the amendment.[9]

The amendment would effectively demand the government force out "Dreamers" who came to the U.S. as children.[10] 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.[11] 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.[12][10]

Elections

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 June 5, 2012, blanket primary. Nunes went on to defeat Lee in the general election on November 6, 2012.[13][14]

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.[20]

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

2012

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

Nunes won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Nunes's campaign committee raised a total of $1,551,896 and spent $1,087,798.[21]

2010

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

Nunes won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Nunes's campaign committee raised a total of $1,223,376 and spent $994,287.[22]

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.[23]

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.[24]

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 he 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.[25]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Nunes is one of nearly 25% of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Nunes's staff was given an apparent $1,068.00 in bonus money.[26]

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 - The Center for Responsive Politics, Nunes's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $151,003 and $365,000. That averages to $258,001, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth did not change from 2010.[27]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Nunes' net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $151,003 and $365,000. That averages to $258,001.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[28]

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.[29]

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.[30]

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, Devin Nunes has voted with the Republican Party 98.1% of the time, which ranked 66th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[31]

Personal

Nunes and his wife, Elizabeth, have two children.

Recent news

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External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 CNN "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
  2. "Staffer: Rep. Nunes won't challenge Feinstein", fresnobee.com, 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"
  7. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  8. LA Times "GOP rejects Dream Act-like deportation deferrals" accessed June 10, 2013
  9. 9.0 9.1 U.S. House "Final Vote Results" accessed June 10, 2013
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Huffington Post "Steve King Amendment Passes House To Deport More Dreamers" accessed June 10, 2013
  11. Fox News "House votes to resume deporting young DREAM Act immigrants" accessed June 10, 2013
  12. Huffington Post "Steve King's Amendment To The Immigration Bill Worsens The GOP's Latino Problem " accessed June 10, 2013
  13. California Secretary of State, Official candidate list
  14. Unofficial election results
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  20. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Devin Nunes," Accessed March 22, 2013
  21. Open Secrets "Devin Nunes 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  22. Open Secrets "Devin Nunes 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 6, 2011
  23. Gov Track "Devin Nunes," Accessed June 7 2013
  24. GovTrack, "Devin Nunes," Accessed April 2, 2013
  25. LegiStorm "Devin Nunes"
  26. CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
  27. OpenSecrets.org, "Nunes, (R-California), 2011"
  28. OpenSecrets.org, "Nunes, (R-California), 2010"
  29. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
  30. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  31. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Bill Thomas
U.S. House of Representatives - California
2003-Present
Succeeded by
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