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Emanuel Cleaver
Emanuel Cleaver.jpg
U.S. House, Missouri, District 5
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2005-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 10
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorKaren McCarthy (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$5.95 in 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$4,596,544
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor of Kansas City
1991-1999
Kansas City, City Council
1979-1991
Education
Bachelor'sPrairie View A&M University
Master'sSt. Paul School of Theology
Personal
BirthdayOctober 26, 1944
Place of birthWaxahachie, Texas
ProfessionPastor, radio show host
Net worth$859,006
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Emanuel Cleaver campaign logo
Emanuel Cleaver II (b. October 26, 1944, in Waxahachie, Texas) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing Missouri's 5th congressional district. Cleaver was first elected to the House in 2004 and is currently serving his fifth consecutive term, having won re-election on November 6, 2012, by a margin of 23.6%.[1]

Cleaver began his political career as a city council member in Kansas City in 1979 until his election as the first African-American Mayor of Kansas City, a position that he held from 1991 to 1999.[2]

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

Cleaver is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Biography

Born in Waxahachie, Texas, Cleaver graduated from Prairie View A&M University and received a Master of Divinity degree from St. Paul School of Theology.[2]

Career

Cleaver works as a Methodist pastor between holding political office.[2]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Cleaver serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-2012

Cleaver served on the following committees:[4]

  • Committee on Financial Services
    • Subcommittee on Investigation and Oversight
    • Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity
    • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
  • Committee on Homeland Security
    • Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection
    • Subcommittee on Emergency Communications, Preparedness, and Response
  • Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming]]

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Cleaver 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 that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257-167 vote on January 1, 2013.[5]

Foreign policy

Removal of troops from Afghanistan

Voted "Yes" Cleaver supported a resolution to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan.[6]

American involvement in Libya

Voted "Yes" Cleaver supported a ban on using armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval in 2011.[6]

Jobs

Voted "Yes" Cleaver voted for raising the minimum wage to $7.25 an hour in 2007.[6]

Voted "Yes" Cleaver voted to extend unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks in 2008.[6]

Government reform

Voted "Yes" Cleaver supported granting Washington D.C. an Electoral vote and a vote in Congress in 2007.[6]

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 Cleaver's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[8]



National security

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

On August 29, 2013, more than 50 House Democrats signed a letter written by California Rep. Barbara Lee that called for a congressional resolution on strikes, and cautioned that the dire situation in Syria "should not draw us into an unwise war—especially without adhering to our constitutional requirements."[9][10] The letter also called on the Obama administration to work with the U.N. Security Council “to build international consensus” condemning the alleged use of chemical weapons. Cleaver was 1 of the 50 Democrats in the House to sign the letter.[9][10]

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "No" Cleaver voted in opposition of 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 and was largely along party lines.[11]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "Yes" Cleaver voted in support 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.[11]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "Yes" Cleaver voted in support of HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. 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.[12] The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[11]

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "Yes" Cleaver 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.[11]

Economy

Federal Statutory Pay Adjustment Elimination

Voted "No" Cleaver voted in opposition of 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. Clay was 1 of 144 Democrats who opposed the bill, while 44 voted for it.[13][11]

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "No" Cleaver voted in opposition of 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.[14] [11]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Neutral/Abstain Cleaver did not vote on 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.[15][11]

Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act

Neutral/Abstain Cleaver did not vote on HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care 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.[15][11]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Voted "Yes" Cleaver voted in support 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.[11]

Elections

2014

See also: Missouri's 5th congressional district elections, 2014

Cleaver 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 August 5, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

Cleaver was seeking re-election in 2012.[16] He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[17]

U.S. House, Missouri District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEmanuel Cleaver Incumbent 60.5% 200,290
     Republican Jacob Turk 36.9% 122,149
     Libertarian Randy Langkraehr 2.6% 8,497
     Write-in Andrew Feagle 0% 6
Total Votes 330,942
Source: Missouri Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cleaver is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Cleaver raised a total of $4,596,544 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 16, 2013.[22]

Emanuel Cleaver's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Missouri, District 5) Won $1,155,849
2010 U.S. House (Missouri, District 5) Won $637,380
2008 U.S. House (Missouri, District 5) Won $554,095
2006 U.S. House (Missouri, District 5) Won $669,497
2004 U.S. House (Missouri, District 5) Won $1,579,723
Grand Total Raised $4,596,544

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 Cleaver's reports.[23]

Cleaver for Congress Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[24]7/15/2013 (amended)$133,429.34$107,721.83$(80,786.87)$160,364.30
July Quarterly[25]7/19/2013 (amended)$160,364.30$126,845.00$(120,947.83)$166,261.47
October Quarterly[26]10/15/2013$166,261.47$84,225.00$(67,937.43)$152,126.61
Running totals
$318,791.83$(269,672.13)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Cleaver's campaign funds for the 2012 election.
Cleaver was re-elected to the U.S. House for a fifth term in 2012. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,155,849 and spent $1,191,843.[27] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[28]

Cost per vote

Cleaver spent $5.95 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Cleaver's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Cleaver was re-elected to the U.S. House for a fourth term in 2010. His campaign committee raised a total of $637,380 and spent $607,575.[29]This is less than the average $1.4 million spent by House winners in 2010.[30]

Cost per vote

Cleaver spent $5.95 per vote received in 2010.

U.S. House, Missouri District 5, 2010 - Emanuel Cleaver Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $637,380
Total Spent $607,575
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $274,423
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $258,627
Top contributors to Emanuel Cleaver's campaign committee
Polsinelli Shughart$12,950
Honeywell International$11,000
Husch Blackwell LLP$10,500
Carpenters & Joiners Union$10,000
National Assn of Realtors$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$68,200
Building Trade Unions$43,500
Industrial Unions$30,100
Construction Services$25,700
Real Estate$24,050

Analysis

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Cleaver missed 233 of 6,443 roll call votes from Jan 2005 to Apr 2013, which is 3.6% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[31]

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Cleaver is a "rank-and-file Democrat" as of May 2013.[32]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress, tracks whom from each party each member of Congress votes most and least often with.[33]

Cleaver most often votes with:

Cleaver 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. Cleaver paid his congressional staff a total of $1,017,986 in 2011. Overall, Missouri ranked 21st in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[34]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Cleaver is one of nearly 25% of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Cleaver's staff was given an apparent $34,458.32 in bonus money.[35]

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, Cleaver's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $448,013 and $1,269,999. This averages to $859,006, which is a 0.0365% decrease since 2010. This is lower than the $7,859,232.16 average net worth for Democratic representatives in 2011.[36]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Cleaver's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $498,013 to $1,285,000. This yields an average net worth of $891,506.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democrats in 2010 of $4,465,875.[37]

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, as compared to other members in the previous year. More information about the analysis process can be found on the vote ratings page.

2012

According to the data released in 2013, Cleaver was ranked the 36th most liberal representative during 2012.[38]

2011

According to the data released in 2012, Emanuel Cleaver was ranked the 30th most liberal representative during 2011.[39]

Voting with party

May 2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Emanuel Cleaver has voted with the Democratic Party 96.5% of the time, which ranked 52th among the 201 House Democratic members as of May 2013.[40]

Personal

Cleaver and his wife Dianne raised their four children in Kansas City, where they still live.[41]

Recent news

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External links

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United States House of Representatives - District 5
2005–Present
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Mayor of Kansas City
1991-1999
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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 U.S. House of Representatives, "Emanuel Cleave official bio," accessed May 30, 2013
  3. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
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  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 On the Issues, "Emanuel Cleaver", accessed September 13, 2013
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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. 10.0 10.1 Washington Post, "More than 50 House Democrats also want Syria strike resolution," accessed September 2, 2013
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  13. Wikipedia, "An Act to eliminate the 2013 statutory pay adjustment for Federal employees," accessed September 11, 2013
  14. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 11, 2013
  15. 15.0 15.1 Chicago Sun-Times, "How they voted," August 9, 2013
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  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
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  25. Federal Election Commission, "Cleaver for Congress July Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Cleaver for Congress October Quarterly," accessed October 25, 2013
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  35. CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
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  37. OpenSecrets.org, "Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), 2010," accessed October 8, 2012
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  40. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  41. Cleaver for Congress, Congressman Cleaver, serving with Compassion, Civility, Courage, "About"