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Green 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 one 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.<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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Green 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.<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==

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Gene Green
Gene Green.jpg
U.S. House, Texas, District 29
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1993-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorN/A
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 3, 1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$5,908,384
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Texas State Senate
1985-1993
Texas House of Representatives
1973-1985
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Houston
Personal
BirthdayOctober 17, 1947
Place of birthHouston, Texas
ProfessionLawyer
Net worth$522,503
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Raymond Eugene "Gene" Green (b. October 17, 1947 in Houston, Texas) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Texas. Green represents Texas' 29th congressional district and was first elected to the House in 1992.

Green most recently won re-election on November 6, 2012. He defeated James Stanczak (L) and Maria Selva (G) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[1]

Green began his political career in the Texas House of Representatives, where he served from 1973 to 1985. He went on to served in the Texas State Senate from 1985 until his election to the U.S. House in 1992.

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

Biography

Green received his bachelor's degree from the University of Houston. He then attended the University of Houston's Bates College of Law and went on to practice law.[2]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Green serves on the following committees:[3]

  • Committee on Energy and Commerce
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Power
    • Subcommittee on Environment and Economy
    • Subcommittee on Health
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations - 10

2011-12

Green was a member of the following House committees:[4]

  • Committee on Energy and Commerce
    • Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy Ranking Member
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Power
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Issues

American response in Syria

More than one hundred House lawmakers signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to call Congress back into session if he planned to use military force in Syria.[5]

Rep. Scott Rigell wrote in the letter in August 2013, “engaging our military in Syria when no direct threat to the United States exists and without prior congressional authorization would violate the separation of powers that is clearly delineated in the Constitution.”[5][6]

The members of Congress believed that Obama should have asked Congress for permission before engaging in Libya. “If the use of 221 Tomahawk cruise missles, [sic] 704 Joint Direct Attack Munitions, and 42 Predator Hellfire missiles expended in Libya does not constitute ‘hostilities,’ what does?” the letter asked.[6]

“If you deem that military action in Syria is necessary, Congress can reconvene at your request. We stand ready to come back into session, consider the facts before us, and share the burden of decisions made regarding U.S. involvement in the quickly escalating Syrian conflict,” stated the letter.[6]

Ninety-eight of the signers of the letter were Republicans. Green was one of 18 Democratic members to sign the letter.[6]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Green 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.[7]

Elections

2014

See also: Texas' 29th congressional district elections, 2014

Green 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 March 4, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Texas' 29th congressional district elections, 2012

Green won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 29th District. He ran unopposed in the May 29, 2012, Democratic primary. He defeated James Stanczak (L) and Maria Selva (G) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[8][9]

U.S. House, Texas District 29 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGene Green Incumbent 90% 86,053
     Libertarian James Stanczak 5.2% 4,996
     Green Maria Selva 4.8% 4,562
Total Votes 95,611
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Green is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Green raised a total of $5,908,384 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[20]

Gene Green's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Texas, District 29) Won $1,012,294
2010 US House (Texas, District 29) Won $1,080,909
2008 US House (Texas, District 29) Won $1,077,277
2006 US House (Texas, District 29) Won $728,000
2004 US House (Texas, District 29) Won $662,698
2002 US House (Texas, District 29) Won $697,844
2000 US House (Texas, District 29) Won $649,362
Grand Total Raised $5,908,384

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Green's reports.[21]

Gene Green (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[22]April 12, 2013$869,756.00$36,602.61$(43,290.80)$863,067.81
July Quarterly[23]July 13, 2013$863,067.81$98,459.70$(38,942.55)$922,584.96
Running totals
$135,062.31$(82,233.35)

2012

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

Green won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Green's campaign committee raised a total of $1,012,295 and spent $721,459.[24] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[25]

Cost per vote

Green spent $8.38 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Green won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Green's campaign committee raised a total of $1,080,909 and spent $1,102,026.[26]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Green is a "moderate Democratic leader" as of June 2013.[27]

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.[28]

Green most often votes with:

Green least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Green missed 538 of 13,520 roll call votes from January 1993 to March 2013. This amounts to 4.0%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[29]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Green paid his congressional staff a total of $869,011 in 2011. Overall, Texas ranks 27th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[30]

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, Green's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $295,006 to $750,000. That averages to $522,503, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth did not change from 2010.[31]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Green's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $295,006 to $750,000. That averages to $522,503 which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[32]

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. Green ranked 164th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[33]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Green was tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 170th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[34]

Voting with party

2013

Gene Green voted with the Democratic Party 87.3% of the time, which ranked 190th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[35]

Personal

Green and his wife, Helen, have two children.[36]

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References

  1. Politico "2012 Election Map, Texas"
  2. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "Raymmond Eugene "Gene" Green," Accessed November 1, 2011
  3. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  4. Official House website "Committees and Caucuses," Accessed November 1, 2011
  5. 5.0 5.1 Yahoo, "65 Lawmakers Ask Obama to Consult on Syria," accessed August 28, 2013
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Politico, "33 lawmakers: Congress must approve Syria action," accessed August 28, 2013
  7. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  8. Democratic candidate list
  9. Unofficial Democratic primary results
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  20. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Gene Green," Accessed March 25, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission "Gene Green Summary Report," Accessed July 24, 2013
  22. 'Federal Election Commission "Gene Green April Quarterly," Accessed July 24, 2013
  23. 'Federal Election Commission "Gene Green July Quarterly," Accessed July 24, 2013
  24. Open Secrets "Gene Green 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 5, 2013
  25. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  26. Open Secrets "Gene Green 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 1, 2011
  27. Gov Track "Gene Green," Accessed June 7 2013
  28. OpenCongress, "Gene Green," Accessed August 2, 2013
  29. GovTrack, "Gene Green," Accessed April 2, 2013
  30. LegiStorm, "Gene Green," Accessed September 13, 2012
  31. OpenSecrets.org "Gene Green (D-Texas), 2011," accessed February 22, 2013
  32. OpenSecrets.org, "Gene Green (R-Texas), 2010," Accessed September 13, 2012
  33. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  34. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  35. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  36. Official House website "Full Biography," Accessed November 1, 2011
Political offices
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New District
U.S. House of Representatives - Texas, District 29
1993-Present
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Texas State Senate
1985-1993
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Texas House of Representatives
1973-1985
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