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Giffords also voted for the stimulus bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll046.xml ''US House Clerk'', "Roll Call 46," January 28, 2009]</ref> Fifty-seven percent of U.S. voters believed that the stimulus had either hurt the economy (36 percent) or had no impact (21 percent). Thirty-eight percent believed the stimulus helped the economy.<ref>[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/economic_stimulus_package/august_2010/38_say_stimulus_plan_helped_economy_36_say_it_hurt ''Rasmussen'', "38% Say Stimulus Plan Helped Economy, 36% Say It Hurt," August 24, 2010]</ref>
 
Giffords also voted for the stimulus bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll046.xml ''US House Clerk'', "Roll Call 46," January 28, 2009]</ref> Fifty-seven percent of U.S. voters believed that the stimulus had either hurt the economy (36 percent) or had no impact (21 percent). Thirty-eight percent believed the stimulus helped the economy.<ref>[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/economic_stimulus_package/august_2010/38_say_stimulus_plan_helped_economy_36_say_it_hurt ''Rasmussen'', "38% Say Stimulus Plan Helped Economy, 36% Say It Hurt," August 24, 2010]</ref>
  
In addition, Giffords supported the "Cap and Trade" bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll477.xml ''US House Clerk'', "Roll Call 477," June 26, 2009]</ref> Just after the bill’s passage, 42% of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19% believed it would help. 15% said that the bill would have no impact.<ref>[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/environment_energy/42_say_climate_change_bill_will_hurt_the_economy ''Rasmussen'', "42% Say Climate Change Bill Will Hurt The Economy," June 30, 2009]</ref>
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In addition, Giffords supported the "Cap and Trade" bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll477.xml ''US House Clerk'', "Roll Call 477," June 26, 2009]</ref> Just after the bill’s passage, 42 percent of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19 percent believed that it would help. Another 15 percent said that the bill would have no impact.<ref>[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/environment_energy/42_say_climate_change_bill_will_hurt_the_economy ''Rasmussen'', "42% Say Climate Change Bill Will Hurt The Economy," June 30, 2009]</ref>
  
 
Finally, Giffords voted for the health care reform bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll165.xml ''US House Clerk'', "Roll Call 165," March 21, 2010]</ref> Fifty-seven percent of likely voters at least somewhat favored repeal of the health care reform bill, including 46 percent who strongly favored repeal. Thirty-five percent of likely voters opposed repeal. Fifty-one percent of likely voters believed the health care reform bill would be bad for the country, while 36 percent believed it would be beneficial.<ref>[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/healthcare/september_2010/61_favor_repeal_of_health_care_law ''Rasmussen'', "61% Favor Repeal of Healthcare Law," September 20, 2010]</ref>
 
Finally, Giffords voted for the health care reform bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll165.xml ''US House Clerk'', "Roll Call 165," March 21, 2010]</ref> Fifty-seven percent of likely voters at least somewhat favored repeal of the health care reform bill, including 46 percent who strongly favored repeal. Thirty-five percent of likely voters opposed repeal. Fifty-one percent of likely voters believed the health care reform bill would be bad for the country, while 36 percent believed it would be beneficial.<ref>[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/healthcare/september_2010/61_favor_repeal_of_health_care_law ''Rasmussen'', "61% Favor Repeal of Healthcare Law," September 20, 2010]</ref>

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Gabrielle Giffords
Gabrielle Giffords.jpg
U.S. House, Arizona, District 8
Former member
In office
2007-January 25, 2012
Term ends
January 3, 2013
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Arizona State Senate
2003-2006
Arizona State House of Representatives
2000-2002
Education
Bachelor'sScripps College, 1993
Master'sCornell University, 1996
Personal
BirthdayJune 8, 1970
Place of birthTucson, AZ
ReligionJewish
Websites
Office website
Gabrielle Giffords (b. June 8, 1970) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing Arizona's 8th Congressional District. Giffords was first elected to the House in 2006.

Giffords announced on January 23, 2012 that she would not seek re-election in 2012.[1] She officially resigned from the U.S. House on January 25, 2012.[2]

2011 Tucson shooting

On January 8, 2011, a gunman, suspected Jared Loughner, opened fire in an Arizona parking lot where Rep. Giffords was meeting with constituents. She underwent surgery and was expected to pull through after a bout in critical condition.

The six people who died after the shooting include federal judge John Roll. More than a dozen people were wounded, including Giffords. A federal probe was launched amid a national outpouring of sorrow and outrage.[3]

Career

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Below is an abbreviated outline of Giffords's academic, professional and political career:[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2012

During the 112th Congress, Giffords served on the following committees:

Issues

Specific votes

Rep. Giffords voted for TARP.[5] According to a Gallup poll from September 13, 2010, 61 percent of Americans disapproved of TARP, while 37 percent approved.[6]

Giffords also voted for the stimulus bill.[7] Fifty-seven percent of U.S. voters believed that the stimulus had either hurt the economy (36 percent) or had no impact (21 percent). Thirty-eight percent believed the stimulus helped the economy.[8]

In addition, Giffords supported the "Cap and Trade" bill.[9] Just after the bill’s passage, 42 percent of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19 percent believed that it would help. Another 15 percent said that the bill would have no impact.[10]

Finally, Giffords voted for the health care reform bill.[11] Fifty-seven percent of likely voters at least somewhat favored repeal of the health care reform bill, including 46 percent who strongly favored repeal. Thirty-five percent of likely voters opposed repeal. Fifty-one percent of likely voters believed the health care reform bill would be bad for the country, while 36 percent believed it would be beneficial.[12]

Endorsements

See also: United States Senate elections in Iowa, 2014

Giffords and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, took part in a fundraiser for Bruce Braley (D) in Des Moines,Iowa on October 27, 2013.[13]

Elections

2012

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Arizona, 2012

Giffords did not seek re-election in 2012. She resigned prior to the end of her term.[1]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Giffords won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Jesse Kelly and Steven Stoltz in the general election.[14]

U.S. House, Arizona District 8 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGabrielle Giffords Incumbent 48.8% 138,280
     Republican Jesse Kelly 47.3% 134,124
     Libertarian Steven Stoltz 3.9% 11,174
Total Votes 283,578

Campaign donors

2010

Giffords won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Giffords's campaign committee raised a total of $3,504,410 and spent $3,888,406.[15]

Her top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

Analysis

Political positions

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Giffords votes with the Democratic Party 94.1% of the time. This ranks 35th among the 192 Senate Democrats in 2011.[16]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Giffords's vote ratings are not available for 2012.[17]

Personal

Giffords has a husband, Mark Kelly.

External links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Kolbe
U.S. House - Arizona District 8
2007-January 25, 2012
Succeeded by
Ron Barber