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|Last election =[[Oregon's 3rd congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Last election =[[Oregon's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Cost per vote 2012 = $3.71
 
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|First elected =May 21, 1996
 
|First elected =May 21, 1996
 
|Term limits =
 
|Term limits =
|Next election =[[Oregon's 3rd congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Next election =[[Oregon's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
|Campaign $=5,926,769
 
|Campaign $=5,926,769
 
|Prior office =Commissioner of Public Works, Portland City Council
 
|Prior office =Commissioner of Public Works, Portland City Council
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|Place of birth =Portland, Oregon
 
|Place of birth =Portland, Oregon
 
|Profession = Attorney
 
|Profession = Attorney
|Net worth = $6,751,014
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|Net worth = $6,809,015
 
|Religion =Non-denominational Protestant
 
|Religion =Non-denominational Protestant
 
|Office website = http://blumenauer.house.gov/
 
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'''Earl Blumenauer''' (b. August 16, 1948 in Portland, Oregon) is a member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Oregon]]. Blumenauer represents [[Oregon's 3rd congressional district]], and was first elected in 1996.  
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'''Earl Blumenauer''' (b. August 16, 1948, in Portland, [[Oregon]]) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Oregon]]. Blumenauer represents [[Oregon's 3rd Congressional District]] and was first elected in 1996.  
  
Blumenauer most recently won re-election in 2012. He defeated [[Ronald Green]] (R), [[Michael Cline]] (L), and [[Woodrow Broadnax]] (Progressive, Pacific Green) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref name="cnnreturns">[http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/state/OR/house ''CNN'' "Oregon Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"]</ref>
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He won re-election in 2012. He defeated [[Ronald Green]] (R), [[Michael Cline]] (L) and [[Woodrow Broadnax]] (Progressive, Pacific Green) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref name="cnnreturns">[http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/state/OR/house ''CNN'', "Oregon districts race - 2012 election center"]</ref>
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He {{2014is}} running for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. He ran unopposed in the [[Democratic]] primary on May 20, 2014.<ref name=primary>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/by_state/OR_US_House_0520.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "Oregon - Summary Vote Results," May 20, 2014]</ref> {{Nov2014genelection}}
  
 
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==Biography==
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Blumenauer was born in Portland, [[Oregon]], on August 16, 1948. He graduated from Centennial High School in 1966, received a B.A. from Lewis and Clark College in 1970 and his J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School in 1976.<ref name="bioguide">[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=b000574 ''Bioguide'', "BLUMENAUER, Earl, (1948 - )," accessed December 5, 2013]</ref>
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He served as assistant to the president of Portland State University from 1970 to 1977.
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
*1970: Graduated from Lewis and Clark College
 
*1976: Graduated from Lewis and Clark Law School
 
 
*1970-1977: Assistant to the president of Portland State University
 
*1970-1977: Assistant to the president of Portland State University
 
*1973-1978: Served as a member of the [[Oregon House of Representatives]]
 
*1973-1978: Served as a member of the [[Oregon House of Representatives]]
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*1986-1996: Served as Portland, City Commissioner
 
*1986-1996: Served as Portland, City Commissioner
 
*1990-1991: Served on the Governor’s Commission on Higher Education
 
*1990-1991: Served on the Governor’s Commission on Higher Education
*1996-Present: U.S Representative from [[Oregon]]
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*1996-Present: U.S. Representative from [[Oregon]]
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
Blumenauer serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress]</ref>
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Blumenauer serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com'', House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Budget|Committee on Budget]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Budget|Committee on Budget]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means|Committee on Ways and Means]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means|Committee on Ways and Means]]
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====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
Blumenauer served on the following committees:<ref>[http://blumenauer.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=257&Itemid=139 ''Earl Blumenauer, Representing Oregon's 3rd District'' Ëarl's Committees"]</ref>
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Blumenauer served on the following committees:<ref>[http://blumenauer.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=257&Itemid=139 ''Earl Blumenauer, Representing Oregon's 3rd District'', "Earl's Committees"]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Budget|Budget]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Budget|Budget]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means|Ways and Means]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means|Ways and Means]]
 
**Subcommittee on Health (Ways and Means)
 
**Subcommittee on Health (Ways and Means)
 
*United States House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming
 
*United States House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming
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==Key votes==
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===113th Congress===
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====National security====
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=====American response in Syria=====
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: ''See also: [[United States involvement in Syria]]''
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{{Syria letter|Name=Blumenauer}}
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=====DHS Appropriations=====
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{{Oppose vote}} Blumenauer voted against 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.<ref name="votes">[http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/367/earl-blumenauer#.Ulw-AVN0I7I ''Project Vote Smart'', "Earl Blumenauer Key Votes," accessed October 14, 2013]</ref>
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=====Keystone Pipeline Amendment=====
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{{Support vote}} Blumenauer voted in favor of 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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=====CISPA (2013)=====
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{{Oppose vote}} Blumenauer voted against 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.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c113:4:./temp/~c113vMEvNq:e679: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref name="votes"/>
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=====NDAA=====
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{{Support vote}} Blumenauer 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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====Economy====
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Blumenauer introduced two bills on December 4, 2013, to address what he called the “infrastructure cliff.”<ref name="gas">[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/12/earl-blumenauer-highway-funding-gridlock-transportation-100675.html ''Politico'', "Earl Blumenauer tries to break highway funding gridlock," accessed December 5, 2013]</ref>
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The first bill proposed raising the gas tax to 33.4 cents cents per gallon, nearly double the rate at that time of 18.4 cents, during the next few years. That bill also would have set the tax rate to inflation so that its purchasing power would not decline over time.<ref name="gas"/>
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The second bill proposed letting states look into charging drivers by the mile — a so-called vehicle miles traveled fee. This proposal would have expanded a pilot program started in [[Oregon]]. The program would have been voluntary and allowed states to choose how exactly to test the concept of charging for road use.<ref name="gas"/>
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“There is an opportunity in the course of the next couple of months to actually get some bipartisan movement,” Blumenauer said of the bills.<ref name="gas"/>
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=====Government shutdown=====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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{{Oppose vote}} 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government shutdown: How we got here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Blumenauer voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{Support vote}} The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|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 [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for [[Obamacare]] subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> 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. Blumenauer voted for HR 2775.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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====Immigration====
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=====Morton Memos Prohibition=====
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{{Oppose vote}} Blumenauer voted against 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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====Healthcare====
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=====Healthcare Reform Rules=====
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{{Oppose vote}} Blumenauer voted against 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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=====Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act=====
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{{Oppose vote}} Blumenauer voted against 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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====Social issues====
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=====Amash amendment=====
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{{Support vote}} Blumenauer voted in favor of 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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=====Marijuana=====
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Blumenauer wants to remove marijuana from the "Schedule I" list of drugs.  He also praised the Obama administration for allowing marijuana sellers to work with banks.  He planned to circulate a petition to send to the president to express support for removing marijuana from the Schedule I list.<ref>[http://thehill.com/blogs/regwatch/pending-regs/196373-lawmaker-wants-pot-off-federal-drug-list ''The Hill'', "Lawmaker wants pot off federal drug list," accessed January 25, 2014]</ref>
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====Previous congressional sessions====
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=====Fiscal Cliff=====
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{{Oppose vote}} Blumenauer 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 16 Democrats that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'', "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
===Specific votes===
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===On The Issues Vote Match===
====Fiscal Cliff====
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[[File:s080_010.gif|right|290px|thumb|Blumenauer's Vote Match results from ''On The Issues''.]]
{{Oppose vote}}
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:: ''See also: [[On The Issues Vote Match]]''
Blumenauer 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 16 Democrats that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
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''On The Issues'' conducts a [http://www.ontheissues.org/Quiz/Quiz2012.asp?quiz=Pres2012 VoteMatch] analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Blumenauer is a '''Hard-Core Liberal.''' Blumenauer received a score of 78 percent on social issues and 10 percent on economic issues.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
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{{Ontheissues vote quiz|Name=Blumenauer|Date=2014|Ref=<ref name="ontheissues">[http://House.OnTheIssues.org/House/Earl_Blumenauer.htm ''On The Issues'', "Blumenauer Vote Match," accessed July 7, 2014]</ref>
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|Abortion= Strongly Favors
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|Hiring= Strongly Favors
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|Marriage= Strongly Favors
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|God= Strongly Opposes
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|ObamaCare=Strongly Favors
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|Social Security=  Opposes
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|School Choice= Strongly Opposes
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|Animals=Strongly Opposes
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|Crime= Opposes
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|Guns= Strongly Opposes
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|Taxes=Strongly Favors
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|Citizenship=Strongly Favors
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|Free Trade= Favors
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|United Nations=Strongly Opposes
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|Military=Strongly Opposes
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|Campaign Funds= Strongly Favors
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|Iran=Strongly Favors
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|Energy=Strongly Favors
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|Marijuana=Strongly Opposes
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|Stimulus=Strongly Favors
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Oregon's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
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Blumenauer {{2014is}} running for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. He ran unopposed in the [[Democratic]] primary on May 20, 2014.<ref name=primary/> {{Nov2014genelection}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
:: ''See also: [[Oregon's 3rd congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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:: ''See also: [[Oregon's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
  
Blumenauer won the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Oregon, 2012|Oregon's]] [[Oregon's 3rd congressional district elections, 2012|3rd District]].<ref name="cnnreturns"/> He faced [[Ronald Green]] (R), [[Michael Cline]] (L), and [[Woodrow Broadnax]] (Progressive, Pacific Green) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
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Blumenauer won the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Oregon, 2012|Oregon's]] [[Oregon's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012|3rd District]].<ref name="cnnreturns"/> He faced [[Ronald Green]] (R), [[Michael Cline]] (L), and [[Woodrow Broadnax]] (Progressive, Pacific Green) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
 
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===2014===
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Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the [[United States Congress elections, 2014|2014 elections season]]. Below are Blumenauer’s reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?C00307314 ''Federal Election Commission'', "Earl Blumenauer 2014 Summary reports," accessed October 28, 2013]</ref>
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{{Earl Blumenauer 2014 FEC}}
  
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
 
[[File:Earl Blumenaur's 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|thumb|right|375px|Breakdown of the source of Blumenauer's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
 
[[File:Earl Blumenaur's 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|thumb|right|375px|Breakdown of the source of Blumenauer's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
Blumenauer won re-election to the [[United States House of Representatives]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Blumenauer's campaign committee raised a total of $1,185,142 and spent $981,706.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?cycle=2012&id=OR03 ''Open Secrets'' " 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 2013]</ref>
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Blumenauer won re-election to the [[United States House of Representatives]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Blumenauer's campaign committee raised a total of $1,185,142 and spent $981,706.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?cycle=2012&id=OR03 ''Open Secrets'', " 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 2013]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
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Blumenauer spent $3.71 per vote received in 2012.
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{{Congress donor box 2012
 
{{Congress donor box 2012
 
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|party = Democratic
 
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
[[File:Earl Blumenauer's 2010 Donor Breakdown.png|thumb|right|375px|Breakdown of the source of Blumenauer's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
 
[[File:Earl Blumenauer's 2010 Donor Breakdown.png|thumb|right|375px|Breakdown of the source of Blumenauer's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
Blumenauer won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Blumenauer's campaign committee raised a total of $1,286,059 and spent $1,230,380.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00007727&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'' "Earl Blumenauer 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011]</ref>
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Blumenauer won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Blumenauer's campaign committee raised a total of $1,286,059 and spent $1,230,380.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00007727&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'', "Earl Blumenauer 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 16, 2011]</ref>
  
 
{{Congress donor box 2010
 
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|party = Democratic
 
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|total raised = $1,286,059
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==Personal Gain Index==
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[[File:Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png|right|200px|link=Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]
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::''See also: [[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''<br>
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The '''[[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''' is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the [[United States Congress|U.S. Congress]] have prospered during their tenure as public servants. <br>
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It consists of four different metrics pioneered by the [[Government Accountability Institute]]:
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*[[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)|Changes in Net Worth]]
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*[[The K-Street Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The K-Street Metric]]
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*[[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Donation Concentration Metric]]
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*[[The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric]]
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===PGI: Change in net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)]] and [[Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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[[File:Net Worth Metric graphic.png|left|170px]]
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Based on [[Household net worth (Member of Congress)|congressional financial disclosure forms]] and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Blumenauer's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $2,827,036 to $10,790,994. That averages to '''$6,809,015''', which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2012 of $5,700,168.36.  Blumenauer ranked as the 54th most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00007727&year=2012 ''Open Secrets'', "Blumenauer, 2012," accessed January 14, 2014]</ref> Between 2004 and 2012, Blumenauer's calculated net worth<ref>This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).</ref> increased by an average of 8 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.<ref>This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.</ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Blumenauer is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|far-left Democrat]]" as of June 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/earl_blumenauer/400033 ''Gov Track'' "Earl Blumenauer," Accessed June 7 2013]</ref>  
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Blumenauer is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|far-left Democrat]]" as of July 2014.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/earl_blumenauer/400033 ''GovTrack'', "Earl Blumenauer," accessed July 22, 2014]</ref> This was the same rating Blumenauer received in June 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/earl_blumenauer/400033 ''GovTrack'', "Earl Blumenauer," accessed June 7, 2013]</ref>
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===Like-minded colleagues===
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===Lifetime voting record===
 
===Lifetime voting record===
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
From May 1996 to Mar 2013, Blumenauer missed 466 of 11,307 roll call votes, which is 4.1%. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving, as of April 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/earl_blumenauer/400033 ''GovTrack,'' "Earl Blumenauer," Accessed April 2013]</ref>
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From May 1996 to July 2014, Blumenauer missed 510 of 12,290 roll call votes, which is 4.1%. This is worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving, as of July 2014.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/earl_blumenauer/400033 ''GovTrack'', "Earl Blumenauer," accessed July 22, 2014]</ref>
  
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Blumenauer paid his congressional staff a total of $1,128,945 in 2011. Overall, [[Oregon]] ranked 8th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Earl_Blumenauer.html ''LegiStorm'', "Earl Blumenauer," Accessed September 24, 2012]</ref>
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Blumenauer paid his congressional staff a total of $1,128,945 in 2011. Overall, [[Oregon]] ranked 8th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Earl_Blumenauer.html ''LegiStorm'', "Earl Blumenauer," accessed September 24, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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===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'', Blumenauer's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $2,827,035 and $10,674,994. This averages to $6,751,014, which is a 37.09% increase since 2010. This is higher than the $5,107,874 average net worth for Democratic representatives in 2011.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00007727&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore), 2011," Accessed February 16, 2013]</ref>
 
 
====2010====
 
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Blumenauer's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $2,458,047 to $7,390,993. That averages to $4,924,520 which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00007727&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore), 2010," Accessed September 24, 2012]</ref>
 
  
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
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:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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Blumenauer was one of two members of Congress who ranked the 24th in the liberal rankings in 2013.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2013-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "TABLE: House liberal scores by issue area," July 22, 2014]</ref>
  
 
====2012====
 
====2012====
According to the data released in 2013, Blumenauer was ranked the 88th most liberal representative during 2012. <ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings/table-house-liberal-scores-by-issue-area-20130221 ''National Journal,'' "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 26, 2013]</ref>
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Blumenauer ranked the 88th in the liberal rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings/table-house-liberal-scores-by-issue-area-20130221 ''National Journal'', "TABLE: House liberal scores by issue area," February 26, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====2011====
 
====2011====
According to the data released in 2012, Earl Blumenauer was ranked 77th the most liberal representative during 2011. This is the most liberal ranking possessed by any of Oregon's representatives.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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Blumenauer ranked 77th in the liberal rankings in 2011. This was the most liberal ranking possessed by any of Oregon's representatives.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal'', "Searchable vote ratings tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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Earl Blumenauer
Earl Blumenauer.jpeg
U.S. House, Oregon, District 3
Incumbent
In office
1997-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 17
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorRon Wyden (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$3.71 in 2012
First electedMay 21, 1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$5,926,769
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Commissioner of Public Works, Portland City Council
1986-1995
Commissioner, Multnomah County Commission
1978-1986
Oregon House of Representatives
1973-1978
Education
Bachelor'sLewis and Clark College, 1970
J.D.Lewis and Clark College, 1976
Personal
BirthdayAugust 16, 1948
Place of birthPortland, Oregon
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$6,809,015
ReligionNon-denominational Protestant
Websites
Office website
Campaign website

Earl Blumenauer (b. August 16, 1948, in Portland, Oregon) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Oregon. Blumenauer represents Oregon's 3rd Congressional District and was first elected in 1996.

He won re-election in 2012. He defeated Ronald Green (R), Michael Cline (L) and Woodrow Broadnax (Progressive, Pacific Green) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

He is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 20, 2014.[2] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

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

Biography

Blumenauer was born in Portland, Oregon, on August 16, 1948. He graduated from Centennial High School in 1966, received a B.A. from Lewis and Clark College in 1970 and his J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School in 1976.[3]

He served as assistant to the president of Portland State University from 1970 to 1977.

Career

  • 1970-1977: Assistant to the president of Portland State University
  • 1973-1978: Served as a member of the Oregon House of Representatives
  • 1975-1981: Worked on the Board of Directors, Portland Community College
  • 1978-1985: Served as Multnomah County, Commissioner
  • 1986-1996: Served as Portland, City Commissioner
  • 1990-1991: Served on the Governor’s Commission on Higher Education
  • 1996-Present: U.S. Representative from Oregon

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Blumenauer serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

Blumenauer served on the following committees:[5]

  • Budget
  • Ways and Means
    • Subcommittee on Health (Ways and Means)
  • United States House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming

Key votes

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

National security

American response in Syria
See also: United States involvement in Syria

More than one hundred House lawmakers signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to call Congress back into session if he plans to use military force in Syria.[8]

Rep. Scott Rigell wrote in the letter in August 2013 that “engaging our military in Syria when no direct threat to the United States exists and without prior congressional authorization would violate the separation of powers that is clearly delineated in the Constitution.”[8][9]

The letter notes that the lawmakers believe Obama should have asked Congress for permission when he sent cruise missiles and bombs into Libya. “If the use of 221 Tomahawk cruise missles, 704 Joint Direct Attack Munitions, and 42 Predator Hellfire missiles expended in Libya does not constitute ‘hostilities,’ what does?” the signers ask.[9]

“If you deem that military action in Syria is necessary, Congress can reconvene at your request,” the letter reads. “We stand ready to come back into session, consider the facts before us, and share the burden of decisions made regarding U.S. involvement in the quickly escalating Syrian conflict.”[9]

Ninety-eight of the signers of the letter were Republicans. Blumenauer was one of eighteen Democratic members to sign the letter.[9]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "No" Blumenauer voted against 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.[10]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "Yes" Blumenauer voted in favor of 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.[10]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "No" Blumenauer voted against 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.[11] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[10]

NDAA

Voted "Yes" Blumenauer 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.[10]

Economy

Blumenauer introduced two bills on December 4, 2013, to address what he called the “infrastructure cliff.”[12]

The first bill proposed raising the gas tax to 33.4 cents cents per gallon, nearly double the rate at that time of 18.4 cents, during the next few years. That bill also would have set the tax rate to inflation so that its purchasing power would not decline over time.[12]

The second bill proposed letting states look into charging drivers by the mile — a so-called vehicle miles traveled fee. This proposal would have expanded a pilot program started in Oregon. The program would have been voluntary and allowed states to choose how exactly to test the concept of charging for road use.[12]

“There is an opportunity in the course of the next couple of months to actually get some bipartisan movement,” Blumenauer said of the bills.[12]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" 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.[13] 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.[14] Blumenauer voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[15]

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.[16] 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. Blumenauer voted for HR 2775.[17]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "No" Blumenauer voted against 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.[10]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Voted "No" Blumenauer voted against 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.[10]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Voted "No" Blumenauer voted against 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.[10]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Voted "Yes" Blumenauer voted in favor of 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.[10]

Marijuana

Blumenauer wants to remove marijuana from the "Schedule I" list of drugs. He also praised the Obama administration for allowing marijuana sellers to work with banks. He planned to circulate a petition to send to the president to express support for removing marijuana from the Schedule I list.[18]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Blumenauer 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 16 Democrats that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[19]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Blumenauer's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Blumenauer is a Hard-Core Liberal. Blumenauer received a score of 78 percent on social issues and 10 percent on economic issues.[20]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[21]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Opposes
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Opposes Human needs over animal rights Strongly Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Opposes
Support & expand free trade Favors Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Opposes
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Strongly Opposes
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Favors Stay out of Iran Strongly Favors
Privatize Social Security Opposes Never legalize marijuana Strongly Opposes
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[20]

Elections

2014

See also: Oregon's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Blumenauer is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 20, 2014.[2] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Oregon's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

Blumenauer won the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Oregon's 3rd District.[1] He faced Ronald Green (R), Michael Cline (L), and Woodrow Broadnax (Progressive, Pacific Green) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

U.S. House, Oregon District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEarl Blumenauer Incumbent 74.5% 264,979
     Republican Ronald Green 19.8% 70,325
     Progressive Woodrow Broadnax 3.7% 13,159
     Libertarian Michael Cline 1.9% 6,640
     N/A Write-in 0.2% 772
Total Votes 355,875
Source: Oregon Secretary of State

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Blumenauer is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Blumenauer raised a total of $5,926,769 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 16, 2013.[30]

Earl Blumenauer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Oregon, District 3) Won $1,185,141
2010 U.S. House (Oregon, District 3) Won $1,286,059
2008 U.S. House (Oregon, District 3) Won $1,181,680
2006 U.S. House (Oregon, District 3) Won $709,369
2004 U.S. House (Oregon, District 3) Won $620,058
2002 U.S. House (Oregon, District 3) Won $478,048
2000 U.S. House (Oregon, District 3) Won $466,414
Grand Total Raised $5,926,769

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 Blumenauer’s reports.[31]

Earl Blumenauer (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[32]April 15, 2013$632,645.24$43,190.68$(60,209.01)$615,626.91
July Quarterly[33]July 15, 2013$615,626.91$180,409.02$(116,523.56)$679,512.37
October Quarterly[34]October 13, 2013$679,512.37$198,172.60$(128,954.99)$748,729.98
Year-End Quarterly[35]December 31, 2013$748,729$113,869$(73,679)$758,478
April Quarterly[36]April 15, 2014$758,478.59$149,601.48$(225,012.39)$683,067.68
Running totals
$685,242.78$(604,378.95)

2012

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

Blumenauer won re-election to the United States House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Blumenauer's campaign committee raised a total of $1,185,142 and spent $981,706.[37]

Cost per vote

Blumenauer spent $3.71 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Blumenauer won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Blumenauer's campaign committee raised a total of $1,286,059 and spent $1,230,380.[38]

U.S. House, Oregon District 3, 2010 - Earl Blumenauer Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,286,059
Total Spent $1,230,380
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $45,820
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $43,488
Top contributors to Earl Blumenauer's campaign committee
Stacy & Witbeck$14,200
Humana Inc$11,000
Amalgamated Transit Union$10,000
American Assn for Justice$10,000
American Council of Engineering Cos$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Construction Services$99,621
Health Professionals$92,160
Railroads$80,702
Real Estate$72,220
Lawyers/Law Firms$57,150

Personal Gain Index

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See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics pioneered by the Government Accountability Institute:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Blumenauer's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $2,827,036 to $10,790,994. That averages to $6,809,015, which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Blumenauer ranked as the 54th most wealthy representative in 2012.[39] Between 2004 and 2012, Blumenauer's calculated net worth[40] increased by an average of 8 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[41]

Earl Blumenauer Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$4,080,807
2012$6,809,015
Growth from 2004 to 2012:67%
Average annual growth:8%[42]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[43]
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.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Blumenauer is a "far-left Democrat" as of July 2014.[44] This was the same rating Blumenauer received in June 2013.[45]

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.[46]

Blumenauer most often votes with:

Blumenauer least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

From May 1996 to July 2014, Blumenauer missed 510 of 12,290 roll call votes, which is 4.1%. This is worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving, as of July 2014.[47]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Blumenauer paid his congressional staff a total of $1,128,945 in 2011. Overall, Oregon ranked 8th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[48]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Blumenauer is one of nearly 25% of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Blumenauer's staff was given an apparent $91,335.14 in bonus money.[49]

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.

2013

Blumenauer was one of two members of Congress who ranked the 24th in the liberal rankings in 2013.[50]

2012

Blumenauer ranked the 88th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[51]

2011

Blumenauer ranked 77th in the liberal rankings in 2011. This was the most liberal ranking possessed by any of Oregon's representatives.[52]

Voting with party

2014

Earl Blumenauer voted with the Democratic Party 93.6 percent of the time, which ranked 85th among the 204 House Democratic members as of July 2014.[53]

2013

Earl Blumenauer voted with the Democratic Party 96.2 percent of the time, which ranked 62nd among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[54]

Personal

Earl Blumenauer is married to Margaret. They have two children.

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References

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  21. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
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  40. This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).
  41. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  42. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  43. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
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  53. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  54. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
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U.S. House of Representatives - Oregon District 3
1996–present
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Commissioner of Public Works, Portland City Council
1986-1995
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Commissioner, Multnomah County Commission
1978-1986
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