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Ed Perlmutter
Ed Perlmutter.jpg
U.S. House, Colorado, District 7
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorBob Beauprez (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$16.38 in 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Next primaryJune 24, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$10,173,595
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Colorado State Senate
1994-2002
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Colorado, 1975
J.D.University of Colorado, 1978
Personal
BirthdayMay 1, 1953
Place of birthDenver, Colorado
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$324,003
ReligionProtestant Christian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Edwin George "Ed" Perlmutter (b. May 1, 1953, in Denver, Colorado) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing Colorado's 7th Congressional District. Perlmutter was first elected to the House in 2006.

Perlmutter was most recently re-elected in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Colorado's 7th District. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012. He then defeated Joe Coors, Jr. (R), Buck Bailey (L) and Douglas Campbell (Constitution Party) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Perlmutter began his political career in the Colorado State Senate, where he served from 1995 to 2003.

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

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

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Perlmutter's academic, professional and political career:[3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Perlmutter serves on the following committees:[4]

  • Financial Services Committee
    • Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
    • Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

2011-2012

Perlmutter served on the following committees:[5]

  • Financial Services Committee
    • Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
    • Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade

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

National security

NDAA

Voted "No" Perlmutter voted against 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.[8]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "No" Perlmutter voted against 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.[9]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" Perlmutter 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.[10]

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.[11] 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.[12][13] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[13] Perlmutter voted with 88 other Democratic 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.[14][15] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[15] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[16] 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. Perlmutter joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[14][15]

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.[17] 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.[18] Perlmutter voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[19]

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.[20] 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. Perlmutter voted for HR 2775.[21]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Voted "No" Perlmutter voted against 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.[22]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "No" Perlmutter 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.[23] The vote largely followed party lines.[24]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Voted "No" Perlmutter 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 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 "No" Perlmutter voted against 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 "Yes" Perlmutter voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 172 Democrats who voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[27]

Other votes

Rep. Perlmutter voted for TARP.[28] According to a Gallup poll from September 13, 2010, 61% of Americans disapproved of TARP, while 37% approved.[29]

Perlmutter also supported the auto bailout.[30] As of September 13, 2010: 56% of Americans disapproved of the auto bailout, while 43% supported it.[31]

In addition, Rep. Perlmutter voted for the stimulus bill.[32] According to a poll, 57% of U.S. voters believe that the stimulus has either hurt the economy (36%) or had no impact (21%), while 38% believe the stimulus helped the economy.[33]

Perlmutter also voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.[34] According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54% of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35% supported it.[35]

Perlmutter supported the "Cap and Trade" bill.[36] Just after the bill’s passage, 42% of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19% believed it would help. Additionally, 15% said that the bill would have no impact.[37]

Finally, Perlmutter voted in favor of the health care reform bill.[38] According to a poll, 57% of likely voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care reform bill, including 46% who strongly favor repeal. Additionally, 35% of likely voters oppose repeal and 51% of likely voters believe the health care reform bill will be bad for the country, while 36% believe it will be beneficial.[39]

Redistricting

Under the new state congressional map approved in 2011, Permutter's Jefferson County-based 7th District has a margin of 6 percent more Democrats than Republicans.[40] The 2012 race, however, was expected to be competitive.[41]

Campaign themes

2014

Perlmutter's campaign website lists the following issues:[42]

  • Afghanistan & Iraq
Excerpt: "The invasion of Iraq in 2003 was a mistake. When George W. Bush took our eye off Afghanistan to invade Iraq in 2003, he set back our operation in Afghanistan many years, and President Obama was left to pick up the pieces."
  • Civil Rights
Excerpt: "The value and success of our country is due in large part to the diversity of our citizens. I believe we should never discriminate against someone based on race, creed, religion or sexual orientation."
  • Conservation
Excerpt: "Many of us live and raise our families in Colorado for the quality of life it provides us. This incredible district encompasses the metro area from the foothills to the plains. As your Congressman, I am committed to protecting our environment."
  • Education
Excerpt: "A quality education is the foundation for a brighter future for our children. That bright future only happens if local communities have the resources they need to provide the highest quality education possible for our children."
  • Energy
Excerpt: "As we confront rising gas prices and more demands from our energy grid, America needs to ensure we have a balanced, all of the above, energy plan which includes investing in a clean energy sources. A good plan will include responsibly producing and maximizing traditional oil and gas resources and further developing alternative energy like wind, solar, biofuels, geothermal, nuclear and other renewable energy and energy efficiency measures."

Elections

2014

See also: Colorado's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

Perlmutter is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Democratic nomination in the primary election on June 24, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Colorado's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012

Perlmutter won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Colorado's 7th District. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012. He then defeated Joe Coors, Jr. (R), Buck Bailey (L) and Douglas Campbell (Constitution Party) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[43]

U.S. House, Colorado District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEd Perlmutter Incumbent 53.5% 182,460
     Republican Joe Coors, Jr. 40.8% 139,066
     Libertarian Buck Bailey 2.7% 9,148
     Constitution Douglas Campbell 3% 10,296
Total Votes 340,970
Source: Colorado Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Perlmutter is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Perlmutter raised a total of $10,173,595 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[47]

Ed Perlmutter's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Colorado, District 7) Won $2,975,375
2010 US House (Colorado, District 7) Won $2,443,962
2008 US House (Colorado, District 7) Won $1,770,087
2006 US House (Colorado, District 7) Won $2,984,171
Grand Total Raised $10,173,595

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Perlmutter's reports.[48]

Ed Perlmutter (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[49]April 13, 2013$27,207.04$300,214.00$(106,695.04)$220,726.00
July Quarterly[50]July 13, 2013$220,726.00$224,127.38$(86,337.31)$358,516.07
October Quarterly[51]October 13, 2013$358,516.07$211,287.43$(111,481.41)$458,322.09
Year-End[52]January 28, 2014$458,322$230,891$(67,583)$621,630
April Quarterly[53]April 12, 2014$621,630$290,381$(135,984)$776,027
Pre-Primary[54]June 11, 2014$776,027$145,155$(102,044)$819,138
July Quarterly[55]July 14, 2014$819,138$139,228$(94,953)$863,413
Running totals
$1,541,283.81$(705,077.76)

2012

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

Perlmutter won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Perlmutter's campaign committee raised a total of $2,975,375 and spent $2,988,390.[56] This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[57]

Cost per vote

Perlmutter spent $16.38 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Perlmutter won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Perlmutter's campaign committee raised a total of $2,443,962 and spent $2,943,593.[58]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Perlmutter is a "rank-and-file Democrat" as of June 2013.[59]

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.[60]

Perlmutter most often votes with:

Perlmutter least often votes with:

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Perlmutter paid his congressional staff a total of $943,378 in 2011. He ranked 46th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranked 197th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Colorado ranked 14th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[61]

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, Perlmutter's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $402,027 and $969,000. That averages to $324,003, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Perlmutter ranked as the 241st most wealthy representative in 2012.[62]

Ed Perlmutter Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2012$685,513
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. Perlmutter ranked 160th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[63]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Perlmutter ranked 151st in the liberal rankings.[64]

Voting with party

2013

Perlmutter voted with the Democratic Party 90.2% of the time, which ranked 178th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[65]

Personal

Perlmutter and his wife, Nancy, have three children.

Recent news

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See also

External links


References

  1. Associated Press, "Unofficial election results," June 26, 2012
  2. Politico, "2012 House Race Results," accessed November 6, 2012
  3. Biographical Director of the United States Congress, "Ed Perlmutter," accessed November 1, 2011
  4. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
  5. Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives "Committee Information," accessed December 9, 2011
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  8. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  9. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
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  26. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
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  32. US House Clerk, "Roll Call 46," January 28, 2009
  33. Rasmussen, "38% Say Stimulus Plan Helped Economy, 36% Say It Hurt," August 24, 2010
  34. US House Clerk, "Roll Call 314," June 9, 2009
  35. Rasmussen, "54% Oppose “Cash for Clunkers” Plan To Spur Purchase of Greener Cars," June 23, 2009
  36. US House Clerk, "Roll Call 477," June 26, 2009
  37. Rasmussen, "42% Say Climate Change Bill Will Hurt The Economy," June 30, 2009
  38. US House Clerk, "Roll Call 165," March 21, 2010
  39. Rasmussen, "61% Favor Repeal of Healthcare Law," September 20, 2010
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Preceded by
Bob Beauprez
U.S. House of Representatives - Colorado, District 7
2007-Present
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Colorado State Senate
1994-2002
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