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Wolf supported the July 11, 2013 Farm Bill.  The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/27120/frank-wolf?categoryId=4&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E#.Ul2uURCBxVI ''Vote Smart'', "Wolf on agriculture", accessed October 15, 2013]</ref>  The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/12/us/politics/house-bill-would-split-farm-and-food-stamp-programs.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0 ''New York Times'', "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps", accessed September 17, 2013]</ref>
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Wolf supported the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013.  The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/27120/frank-wolf?categoryId=4&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E#.Ul2uURCBxVI ''Vote Smart'', "Wolf on agriculture", accessed October 15, 2013]</ref>  The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/12/us/politics/house-bill-would-split-farm-and-food-stamp-programs.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0 ''New York Times'', "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps", accessed September 17, 2013]</ref>
 
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Frank Wolf
Frank Wolf.jpg
U.S. House, Virginia, District 10
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1981-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 33
PartyRepublican
PredecessorJoseph L. Fisher (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 1980
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$8,929,608
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Deputy assistant secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior
1974-1975
Staffer for U.S. Secretary of the Interior Rogers C.B. Morton
1971-1974
Staffer for U.S. Rep. Edward G. Biester, Jr.
1968-1971
Education
Bachelor'sPennsylvania State University
OtherLL.B. from Georgetown University Law School,
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Reserve
Years of service1962-1967
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 30, 1939
Place of birthPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
ProfessionLawyer
Net worth$459,219
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Frank R. Wolf (b. January 30, 1939, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing Virginia's 10th congressional district. Wolf was first elected in 1980 and ran for re-election on November 6, 2012. Wolf is currently serving his seventeenth consecutive term. [1].

Wolf is running for re-election in Virginia's 10th congressional district in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Prior to his election in the U.S. House Wolf served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of the Interior [2]

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

Biography

Wolf earned his bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University and his LL.B. from Georgetown University Law School.[3]

Career

  • 1981-present: U.S. House of Representatives
  • 1974-1975: Deputy assistant secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • 1971-1974: Staffer for U.S. Secretary of the Interior Rogers C.B. Morton
  • 1968-1971: Staffer for U.S. Rep. Edward G. Biester, Jr.
  • 1962-1967: United States Army Reserve

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Wolf serves on the following committees:[4]

  • Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science Chair
    • Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations
    • Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

2011-2012

Wolf was a member of the following House committees:[5]

  • Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Chair
    • Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[6] For more information pertaining to Wolf's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "Yes" Wolf 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.[8]

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Wolf voted in support 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.[8]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "No" Wolf voted in opposition 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.[8]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "Yes" Wolf 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.[9] The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[8]

Economy

Farm Bill
See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Voted "Yes" Wolf supported the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[10] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[11]

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Wolf supported 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.[12] The vote largely followed party lines.[13]

Healthcare

Repealing Obamacare

Voted "Yes" Wolf supported all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[14]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" Wolf supported HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[15]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Wolf voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[16]

Elections

2012

See also: Virginia's 10th congressional district elections, 2012

Wolf won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Virginia 10th District.[17] He ran unopposed in the June 6th Republican primary and defeated Kristin Cabral (D) and Kevin Chrisholm (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[18]

U.S. House, Virginia District 10 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Kristin Cabral 38.8% 142,024
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Wolf Incumbent 58.4% 214,038
     Independent Kevin Chisholm 2.7% 9,855
     Write-In N/A 0.1% 527
Total Votes 366,444
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Frank Wolf won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jeffery R. Barnett (D) and William B. Redpath (L) in the general election.[19]

U.S. House, Virginia District 10 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Wolf incumbent 62.9% 131,116
     Democratic Jeffery R. Barnett 34.8% 72,604
     Libertarian William B. Redpath 2.2% 4,607
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 229
Total Votes 208,556

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Wolf is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Wolf raised a total of $8,929,608 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 4, 2013.[36]

Frank Wolf's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Virginia, District 10) Won $1,091,197
2010 US House (Virginia, District 10) Won $1,365,313
2008 US House (Virginia, District 10) Won $2,051,358
2006 US House (Virginia, District 10) Won $1,735,555
2004 US House (Virginia, District 10) Won $1,460,719
2002 US House (Virginia, District 10) Won $695,984
2000 US House (Virginia, District 10) Won $529,482
Grand Total Raised $8,929,608

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 Wolf's reports.[37]

Frank Wolf (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[38]April 14, 2013$187,089.04$46,331.76$(25,737.04)$207,683.76
July Quarterly[39]July 15, 2013$207,683.76$127,172.07$(64,893.48)$269,962.35
Running totals
$173,503.83$(90,630.52)


2012

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

Wolf won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Wolf's campaign committee raised a total of $1,091,197 and spent $1,020,032.[40]

Cost per vote

Wolf spent $7.78 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Wolf won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Wolf's campaign committee raised a total of $1,365,313 and spent $1,305,503.[41]

U.S. House, Virginia District 10, 2010 - Frank Wolf Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,365,313
Total Spent $1,305,503
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $606,229
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $581,364
Top contributors to Frank Wolf's campaign committee
Inova Health System$12,450
Deloitte LLP$12,400
Orbital Sciences Corp$12,400
SAIC Inc$10,250
American Bankers Assn$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$100,435
Real Estate$89,500
Computers/Internet$53,500
Public Sector Unions$42,250
Lawyers/Law Firms$41,044

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Wolf is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of July 3, 2013.[42]

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.[43]

Wolf most often votes with:

Wolf least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Wolf missed 203 of 18,905 roll call votes from January 2011 to April 2013. This amounts to 1.1%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of April 2013.[44]


Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Goodlatte paid his congressional staff a total of $888,936 in 2011. Overall, Virginia ranks 29th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[45]

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, Wolf's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $417,222 and $501,216. That averages to $459,219, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 2.87% from 2010.[46]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Wolf's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $430,779 to $514,773. That averages to $472,726, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[47]

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. Wolf was 1 of 2 members who ranked 197th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[48]

2011

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. Wolf ranked 219th in the conservative rankings.[49]


Voting with party

July 2013

Wolf voted with the Republican Party 90.0% of the time, which ranked 202 among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2013.[50]

Personal

Wolf and his wife, Carolyn, have five children and fifteen grandchildren.[5]

Recent news

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External links


References

  1. Politico "2012 Election Map, Virginia"
  2. National Journal "Frank R. Wolf," accessed July, 2013
  3. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "Frank Wolf," Accessed November 9, 2011
  4. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  5. 5.0 5.1 Official House website "Biography," Accessed November 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. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Project Vote Smart, "Representative Frank Wolf's Voting Records on National Security," accessed October 15, 2013
  9. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  10. Vote Smart, "Wolf on agriculture", accessed October 15, 2013
  11. New York Times, "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps", accessed September 17, 2013
  12. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed August 28, 2013
  13. Project Vote Smart, "Representative Wolf's Voting Records on Immigration," accessed October 15, 2013
  14. Project Vote Smart, "Representative Wolf's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Health Care," accessed October 15, 2013
  15. Project Vote Smart, "Wolf on abortion," accessed October 15, 2013
  16. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  17. Leesburg Today "PHC Professor Sits Down With Five 'News-Makers'," April 9, 2012
  18. Politico "2012 Election Map"
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  23. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  25. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  26. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  27. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  28. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  29. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1990," accessed March 28, 2013
  30. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1988," accessed March 28, 2013
  31. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 1986," accessed March 28, 2013
  32. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1984," accessed March 28, 2013
  33. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 1982," accessed March 28, 2013
  34. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 1980," accessed March 28, 2013
  35. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 1978," accessed March 28, 2013
  36. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Frank Wolf," Accessed April 4, 2013
  37. Federal Election Commission "Frank Wolf Summary Report," Accessed July 24, 2013
  38. Federal Election Commission "Frank Wolf April Quarterly," Accessed July 24, 2013
  39. Federal Election Commission "Frank Wolf July Quarterly," Accessed July 24, 2013
  40. Open Secrets "Wolf Campaign Contributions," Accessed February 24, 2013
  41. Open Secrets "Frank R. Wolf 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 10, 2011
  42. Gov Track "Wolf" Accessed July 3 2013
  43. OpenCongress, "Rep. Frank Wolf," accessed August 8, 2013
  44. GovTrack, "Frank Wolf," Accessed April 11, 2013
  45. LegiStorm, "Frank Wolf," Accessed September 13, 2012
  46. OpenSecrets.org, "Wolf (R-VA), 2011"
  47. OpenSecrets.org, "Frank Wolf (R-Va), 2010," Accessed September 13, 2012
  48. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
  49. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  50. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph L. Fisher
U.S. House of Representatives - Virginia, 10th District
1981-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Deputy assistant secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior
1974-1975
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Staffer for U.S. Secretary of the Interior Rogers C.B. Morton
1971-1974
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Staffer for U.S. Rep. Edward G. Biester, Jr.
1968-1971
Succeeded by
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