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{{tnr}}'''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 [[Virginia's 10th Congressional District elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]. Wolf is currently serving his seventeenth consecutive term. <ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Virginia"]</ref>.
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{{tnr}}'''Frank R. Wolf''' (b. January 30, 1939, in Philadelphia, [[Pennsylvania|PA]]) 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 [[Virginia's 10th Congressional District elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]. Wolf is currently serving his seventeenth consecutive term.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'', "2012 Election Map, Virginia"]</ref>.
  
Wolf is not seeking re-election in [[Virginia's 10th Congressional District]] in the general election on [[Virginia's 10th Congressional District elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]].<ref name=retire>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/12/17/rep-frank-wolf-r-va-wont-seek-reelection/ ''Washington Post'', "Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) won’t seek re-election", accessed December 17, 2013]</ref>
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Wolf is not seeking re-election in [[Virginia's 10th Congressional District]] in the general election on [[Virginia's 10th Congressional District elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]].<ref name=retire>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/12/17/rep-frank-wolf-r-va-wont-seek-reelection/ ''Washington Post'', "Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) won’t seek re-election," accessed December 17, 2013]</ref>
 
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Prior to his election to the [[U.S. House]], Wolf served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of the Interior<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/pubs/almanac/2002/people/va/rep_va10.htm ''National Journal'' "Frank R. Wolf," accessed July, 2013]</ref>
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Wolf earned his bachelor's degree from [[Pennsylvania]] State University and his LL.B. from Georgetown University Law School.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=W000672 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "Frank Wolf," Accessed November 9, 2011]</ref>
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Wolf earned his bachelor's degree from [[Pennsylvania]] State University and his LL.B. from Georgetown University Law School.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=W000672 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'', "Frank Wolf," accessed November 9, 2011]</ref> He served in the United States Army Reserve Prior from 1962 to  1967. Prior to his election to the [[U.S. House]], Wolf served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of the Interior from 1974 to 1975.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/pubs/almanac/2002/people/va/rep_va10.htm ''National Journal'', "Frank R. Wolf," accessed July, 2013]</ref> He was a staffer for U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Rogers C.B. Morton, from 1971 to 1974. He was also a staffer for U.S. Rep. Edward G. Biester, Jr. from 1968 to 1971.
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
The following is an abbreviated list of Wolf's professional and political career:<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=W000672 ''Biographical Directory-U.S. House'', "Wolf", accessed January 2, 2014]</ref>
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The following is an abbreviated list of Wolf's professional and political career:<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=W000672 ''Biographical Directory-U.S. House'', "Wolf," accessed January 2, 2014]</ref>
 
* 1981-Present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]]
 
* 1981-Present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]]
* 1974-1975: Deputy assistant secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior
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* 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
 
* 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.
 
* 1968-1971: Staffer for U.S. Rep. Edward G. Biester, Jr.
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===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
Wolf 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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Wolf serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com'', "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013]</ref>
 
* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations|Committee on Appropriations]]
 
* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations|Committee on Appropriations]]
 
** Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science ''Chair''
 
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** Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
 
** Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
  
==Issues==
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==Key votes==
===Legislative actions===
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====113th Congress====
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====National security====
 
====National security====
======NDAA======
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{{support vote}} 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.<ref name=ns>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/27120/frank-wolf?categoryId=61&type=V,S,R,E,F,P#.Ul2tFxCBxVI ''Project Vote Smart,'' "Representative Frank Wolf's Voting Records on National Security," accessed October 15, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} 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.<ref name=ns>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/27120/frank-wolf?categoryId=61&type=V,S,R,E,F,P#.Ul2tFxCBxVI ''Project Vote Smart'', "Representative Frank Wolf's Voting Records on National Security," accessed October 15, 2013]</ref>
  
======DHS Appropriations======
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{{support vote}} 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.<ref name=ns/>
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{{Yea vote}} Wolf voted in support of 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=ns/>
  
======Keystone Pipeline Amendment======
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=====Keystone Pipeline Amendment=====
{{oppose vote}} 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.<ref name=ns/>
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{{Nay vote}} 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.<ref name=ns/>
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{{Yea vote}} Wolf voted in support of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted 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=ns/>
  
======CISPA (2013)======
 
{{support vote}} Wolf voted in support of 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=ns/>
 
 
====Economy====
 
====Economy====
======Farm Bill======
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: ''See also: [[United States Farm Bill 2013]]''
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{{House Farm Bill GOP Yes|Name=Wolf}}
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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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=====2014 Budget=====
======Government shutdown======
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
{{support 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> Wolf voted to approve 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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{{Yea 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> Wolf voted to approve 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>
  
{{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 funds 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. Wolf 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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{{Yea vote}} The shutdown 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. Wolf 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>
  
 
====Immigration====
 
====Immigration====
======Morton Memos Prohibition======
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{{support vote}} 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.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress,'' "H.AMDT.136," accessed August 28, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/27120/frank-wolf?categoryId=40&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E#.Ul2ukhCBxVI ''Project Vote Smart,'' "Representative Wolf's Voting Records on Immigration," accessed October 15, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} 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.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.AMDT.136," accessed August 28, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/27120/frank-wolf?categoryId=40&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E#.Ul2ukhCBxVI ''Project Vote Smart'', "Representative Wolf's Voting Records on Immigration," accessed October 15, 2013]</ref>
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====Healthcare====
 
====Healthcare====
======Repealing Obamacare======
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=====Repealing Obamacare=====
{{support vote}} Wolf supported all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/27120/frank-wolf?categoryId=38&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E,E#.Ul2u1RCBxVI ''Project Vote Smart,'' "Representative Wolf's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Health Care," accessed October 15, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} Wolf supported all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/27120/frank-wolf?categoryId=38&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E,E#.Ul2u1RCBxVI ''Project Vote Smart'', "Representative Wolf's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Healthcare," accessed October 15, 2013]</ref>
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====Social issues====
 
====Social issues====
=====Presidents' Day=====
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=====Abortion=====
In February 2014, Wolf re-introduced legislation that called for Presidents’ Day to be celebrated on February 22, George Washington's birthday.<ref name="washington">[http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2014/02/18/rep_wolf_pushes_presidents_day_date_change_121623.html ''Real Clear Politics,'' "Rep. Wolf Pushes Presidents' Day Date Change," accessed February 19, 2014]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} 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 was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/27120/frank-wolf?categoryId=2&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E,E,E#.Ul2vEBCBxVI ''Project Vote Smart'', "Wolf on abortion," accessed October 15, 2013]</ref>
  
“I believe Congress has unwittingly contributed to this lack of historical understanding by relegating Washington’s Birthday to the third Monday in February to take advantage of a three-day weekend,” Wolf said.<ref name="washington"/>
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=====HR 676=====
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{{Obama lawsuit GOP Yes|Name=Wolf}}
  
======Abortion======
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===Previous congressional sessions===
{{support vote}} 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.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/27120/frank-wolf?categoryId=2&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E,E,E#.Ul2vEBCBxVI ''Project Vote Smart,'' "Wolf on abortion," accessed October 15, 2013]</ref>
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====Fiscal cliff====
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{{Nay vote}} 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 one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'', "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013]</ref>
  
====Previous congressional sessions====
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======Fiscal Cliff======
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===Presidents' Day===
{{Oppose vote}}
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In February 2014, Wolf re-introduced legislation that called for Presidents’ Day to be celebrated on February 22, George Washington's birthday.<ref name="washington">[http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2014/02/18/rep_wolf_pushes_presidents_day_date_change_121623.html ''Real Clear Politics'', "Rep. Wolf Pushes Presidents' Day Date Change," accessed February 19, 2014]</ref> “I believe Congress has unwittingly contributed to this lack of historical understanding by relegating Washington’s Birthday to the third Monday in February to take advantage of a three-day weekend,” Wolf said.<ref name="washington"/>
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.<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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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia's 10th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia's 10th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
  
Wolf is not seeking re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|2014 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia, 2014|Virginia's]] [[Virginia's 10th Congressional District elections, 2014|10th District]].{{Nov2014genelection}}<ref name=retire>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/12/17/rep-frank-wolf-r-va-wont-seek-reelection/ ''Washington Post'', "Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) won’t seek re-election", accessed December 17, 2013]</ref>
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Wolf is not seeking re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|2014 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia, 2014|Virginia's]] [[Virginia's 10th Congressional District elections, 2014|10th District]]. {{Nov2014genelection}}<ref name=retire>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/12/17/rep-frank-wolf-r-va-wont-seek-reelection/ ''Washington Post'', "Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) won’t seek re-election," accessed December 17, 2013]</ref>
  
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
 
::''See also: [[Virginia's 10th Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
 
::''See also: [[Virginia's 10th Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
  
Wolf won re-election in 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 Virginia, 2012|Virginia]] [[Virginia's 10th Congressional District elections, 2012|10th District]].<ref>[http://www.leesburg2day.com/news/schools/article_6bcee968-8268-11e1-9287-001a4bcf887a.html ''Leesburg Today'' "PHC Professor Sits Down With Five 'News-Makers'," April 9, 2012]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map"]</ref>
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Wolf won re-election to 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 Virginia, 2012|Virginia]] [[Virginia's 10th Congressional District elections, 2012|10th District]].<ref>[http://www.leesburg2day.com/news/schools/article_6bcee968-8268-11e1-9287-001a4bcf887a.html ''Leesburg Today'', "PHC Professor Sits Down With Five 'News-Makers'," April 9, 2012]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'', "2012 Election Map," accessed November 6, 2012]</ref>
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===Fundraising events===
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The below chart from [http://members-of-congress.findthebest.com/l/155/Frank-R-Wolf Find The Best] tracks the fundraising events Wolf attends.
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{{Frank Wolf 2014 FEC}}
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{{Comprehensive donor history
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
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===2014===
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{{Frank Wolf 2014 FEC}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
[[File:Wolf 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Wolf's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[File:Wolf 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00002073&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Wolf Campaign Contributions," Accessed February 24, 2013]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00002073&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'', "Wolf Campaign Contributions," accessed February 24, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====Cost per vote====
 
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
[[File:Frank Wolf 2010 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Wolf's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
 
[[File:Frank Wolf 2010 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00002073&cycle=2010 ''Open Secrets'' "Frank R. Wolf 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 10, 2011]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00002073&cycle=2010 ''Open Secrets'', "Frank R. Wolf 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 10, 2011]</ref>
 
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|inddonor4 = $42,250
 
|inddonor5 = $41,044
 
|inddonor5 = $41,044
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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:
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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 Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Donation Concentration Metric]]
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*[[The K-Street Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The K-Street 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'', Wolf's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $449,457 to $533,451. That averages to '''$491,454''', which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2012 of $7,614,097.96.  Wolf ranked as the 268th most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00002073&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "Wolf, 2012," accessed January 14, 2014]</ref> Between 2004 and 2012, Wolf'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> decreased by an average of 2 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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|2010 = 472726
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|2011 =459219
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|2012 =491454
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===PGI: Donation Concentration Metric===
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:: ''See also: [[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)]]''
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Filings required by the [[Federal Election Commission]] report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). In the [[113th Congress]], Wolf is the chair of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science. Wolf received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the ''Real Estate'' industry. Comparatively, the top industry employer in [[Virginia's 10th Congressional District]] was ''Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services,'' according to a 2012 U.S. Census survey.<ref>[http://www.census.gov/mycd/ ''Census.gov'', "My Congressional District," accessed October 2, 2014]</ref>
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From 1989-2014, '''23.12 percent of Wolf's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.'''<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=Career&type=I&cid=N00002073&newMem=N ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Rep. Frank Wolf," accessed October 2, 2014]</ref>
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[[File:Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png|left|179px]]
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{{Cong career industries
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 11165508
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|total spent = 10938522
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|ind1 = Real Estate
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|ind2 =Retired
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|ind3 = Lawyers/Law Firms
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|ind4 =Lobbyists
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|ind5 =Computers/Internet
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|inddonor1 =835616
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|inddonor2 = 604758
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|inddonor3 = 461472
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|inddonor4 =345681
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|inddonor5 = 334250
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|district = Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services
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|committee = the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science
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|rank = Chair
 
|}}
 
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===Ideology and leadership===
 
===Ideology and leadership===
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Wolf is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Republican]]," as of July 3, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/frank_wolf/400435 ''Gov Track'' "Wolf" Accessed July 3 2013]</ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Wolf is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Republican]]," as of August 2014.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/frank_wolf/400435 ''GovTrack'', "Wolf," accessed September 5, 2014]</ref> Wolf was a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Republican]]," in July 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/frank_wolf/400435 ''GovTrack'', "Wolf," accessed July 3 2013]</ref>
  
 
===Like-minded colleagues===
 
===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.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400435_Frank_Wolf ''OpenCongress,'' "Rep. Frank Wolf," accessed August 8, 2013]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400435_Frank_Wolf ''OpenCongress'', "Rep. Frank Wolf," accessed September 5, 2014]</ref>
 
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*{{reddot}} [[Steve Womack]]
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*{{bluedot}} [[Mike McIntyre]]
 
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Wolf least often votes with:
 
Wolf least often votes with:
*{{reddot}} [[Justin Amash]]
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*{{reddot}} [[Walter Jones]]
 
*{{bluedot}} [[Barbara Lee]]
 
*{{bluedot}} [[Barbara Lee]]
 
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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]]''
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.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/frank_wolf/400435 ''GovTrack,'' "Frank Wolf," Accessed April 11, 2013]</ref>
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Wolf missed 224 of 19,929 roll call votes from January 2011 to August 2014. This amounts to 1.1 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of August 2014.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/frank_wolf/400435 ''GovTrack'', "Frank Wolf," accessed September 5, 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. Wolf 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.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/536/Rep_Frank_Wolf.html ''LegiStorm'', "Frank Wolf," Accessed September 13, 2012]</ref>
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Wolf paid his congressional staff a total of $888,936 in 2011. Overall, [[Virginia]] ranked 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.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/536/Rep_Frank_Wolf.html ''LegiStorm'', "Frank Wolf," accessed September 13, 2012]</ref>
  
===Net worth===
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===National Journal vote ratings===
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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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.
  
====2012====
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====2013====
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Wolf's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $449,457 to $533,451. That averages to '''$491,454''', which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2012 of $7,614,097.96.  Wolf ranked as the 268th most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00002073&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets.org'' "Wolf, 2012," accessed January 14, 2014]</ref>
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Wolf ranked 190th in the conservative rankings in 2013.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2013-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," September 5, 2014]</ref>
  
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|Average 3 =491454
 
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===National Journal vote ratings===
 
 
====2012====
 
====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.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013]</ref>
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Wolf was one of two members who ranked 197th in the conservative rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====2011====
 
====2011====
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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Wolf ranked 219th in the conservative rankings in 2011.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal'', "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012]</ref>
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.<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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===Voting with party===
 
===Voting with party===
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The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.
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====2014====
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Wolf and his wife, Carolyn, have five children and fifteen grandchildren.<ref name="bio">[http://wolf.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=3&sectiontree=3 ''Official House website'' "Biography," Accessed November 9, 2011]</ref>
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Wolf and his wife, Carolyn, have five children and fifteen grandchildren.<ref name="bio">[http://wolf.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=3&sectiontree=3 ''Official House website'', "Biography," accessed November 9, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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==See also==
 
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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
Cost per vote$7.78 in 2012
First electedNovember 4, 1980
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$491,454
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Frank R. Wolf (b. January 30, 1939, in Philadelphia, PA) 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 not seeking re-election in Virginia's 10th Congressional District in the general election on November 4, 2014.[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] He served in the United States Army Reserve Prior from 1962 to 1967. Prior to his election to the U.S. House, Wolf served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of the Interior from 1974 to 1975.[4] He was a staffer for U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Rogers C.B. Morton, from 1971 to 1974. He was also a staffer for U.S. Rep. Edward G. Biester, Jr. from 1968 to 1971.

Career

The following is an abbreviated list of Wolf's professional and political career:[5]

  • 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:[6]

  • 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 served on the following House committees:[7]

  • 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

Key votes

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.[8] For more information pertaining to Wolf's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[9]

National security

NDAA

Yea3.png 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.[10]

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Wolf voted in support of 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

Nay3.png 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.[10]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Wolf voted in support of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted 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]

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.[12] 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.[13][14] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[14] Wolf voted with 161 other Republican 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.[15][16] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[16] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[17] 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. Wolf voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[15]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png 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.[18] 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.[19] Wolf voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[20]

Yea3.png The shutdown 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.[21] 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. Wolf voted for HR 2775.[22]

Immigration


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Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png 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.[23] The vote largely followed party lines.[24]

Healthcare

Repealing Obamacare

Yea3.png Wolf supported all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[25]

Social issues

Abortion

Yea3.png 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 was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[26]

Government affairs

HR 676
See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans--Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas-- voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[27] Wolf joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[28][29]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal cliff

Nay3.png 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 one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[30]

Issues

Presidents' Day

In February 2014, Wolf re-introduced legislation that called for Presidents’ Day to be celebrated on February 22, George Washington's birthday.[31] “I believe Congress has unwittingly contributed to this lack of historical understanding by relegating Washington’s Birthday to the third Monday in February to take advantage of a three-day weekend,” Wolf said.[31]

Elections

2014

See also: Virginia's 10th Congressional District elections, 2014

Wolf is not seeking re-election in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Virginia's 10th District. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.[2]

2012

See also: Virginia's 10th Congressional District elections, 2012

Wolf won re-election to the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Virginia 10th District.[32] 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.[33]

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


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Wolf attends.


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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.[51]

Frank Wolf (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[52]April 14, 2013$187,089.04$46,331.76$(25,737.04)$207,683.76
July Quarterly[53]July 15, 2013$207,683.76$127,172.07$(64,893.48)$269,962.35
October Quarterly[54]October 15, 2013$269,962.35$38,996.65$(24,187.61)$284,771.39
Year-end[55]January 31, 2014$284,771$18,502$(38,059)$265,214
April Quarterly[56]April 15, 2014$265,214.13$180.78$(63,462.04)$201,932.87
Running totals
$231,183.26$(216,339.17)

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.[57]

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

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2012


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.[58]

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.[59]

Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
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:

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, Wolf's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $449,457 to $533,451. That averages to $491,454, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Wolf ranked as the 268th most wealthy representative in 2012.[60] Between 2004 and 2012, Wolf's calculated net worth[61] decreased by an average of 2 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[62]

Frank Wolf Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$579,301
2012$491,454
Growth from 2004 to 2012:-15%
Average annual growth:-2%[63]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[64]
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.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). In the 113th Congress, Wolf is the chair of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science. Wolf received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Real Estate industry. Comparatively, the top industry employer in Virginia's 10th Congressional District was Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services, according to a 2012 U.S. Census survey.[65]

From 1989-2014, 23.12 percent of Wolf's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[66]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Frank Wolf Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $11,165,508
Total Spent $10,938,522
Chair of the the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science
Top industry in the districtProfessional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Real Estate$835,616
Retired$604,758
Lawyers/Law Firms$461,472
Lobbyists$345,681
Computers/Internet$334,250
% total in top industry7.48%
% total in top two industries12.9%
% total in top five industries23.12%

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 "centrist Republican," as of August 2014.[67] Wolf was a "rank-and-file Republican," in July 2013.[68]

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.[69]

Wolf most often votes with:

Wolf least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Wolf missed 224 of 19,929 roll call votes from January 2011 to August 2014. This amounts to 1.1 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of August 2014.[70]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Wolf paid his congressional staff a total of $888,936 in 2011. Overall, Virginia ranked 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.[71]

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

Wolf ranked 190th in the conservative rankings in 2013.[72]

2012

Wolf was one of two members who ranked 197th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[73]

2011

Wolf ranked 219th in the conservative rankings in 2011.[74]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Wolf voted with the Republican Party 90.9 percent of the time, which ranked 197th among the 233 House Republican members as of August 2014.[75]

2013

Wolf voted with the Republican Party 90.0 percent of the time, which ranked 202nd among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2013.[76]

Personal

Wolf and his wife, Carolyn, have five children and fifteen grandchildren.[7]

Recent news

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See also

External links


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  61. 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).
  62. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  63. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
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Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph L. Fisher
U.S. House of Representatives - Virginia, 10th District
1981-Present
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Deputy assistant secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior
1974-1975
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Staffer for U.S. Secretary of the Interior Rogers C.B. Morton
1971-1974
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Staffer for U.S. Rep. Edward G. Biester, Jr.
1968-1971
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