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George E.B. Holding
George Holding.jpg
U.S. House, North Carolina, District 13
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
PredecessorBrad Miller (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,685,833
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolGroton School
Bachelor'sWake Forest University
J.D.Wake Forest University
Personal
BirthdayApril 17, 1968
Place of birthRaleigh, North Carolina
ProfessionProsecutor
Net worth$6,436,027
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
George E.B. Holding (b. August 17, 1968 in Raleigh, North Carolina) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing North Carolina's 13th congressional district. Holding was first elected to the House in 2012 for North Carolina's 13th congressional district on November 6, 2012. Holding is currently serving his first term. [1]

Holding is set to run for re-election in North Carolina's 13th congressional district in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Prior to his congressional career Holding served the Federal Prosecuter's Office in Raleigh, N.C. under Attorney Frank Whitney until he was appointed by former U.S. President George W. Bush to succeed Whitney as Prosecuter.[2]

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

Biography

Holding grew up in Raleigh. He attended Groton School in Massachusetts and then graduated from Wake Forest University in 1990. He went on to get his J.D. from Wake Forest as well in 1996. [3]

Career

  • 2006-2011: U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of North Carolina
    • One of his more high profile cases involved initiating the prosecution of former Democratic Senator John Edwards. He had resigned to run for Congress and did not participate in the bulk of the hearing.[3]
  • 2002-2006: Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of North Carolina[3]
  • 2001-2002: Practicing lawyer[3]
  • 1999-2001: Legislative aide, Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C.[3]
  • 1996-1999: Practicing lawyer[3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Holding serves on the following committees:[4]

  • Committee on Foreign Affairs
    • Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats
    • Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
  • Committee on Judiciary
    • Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
    • Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security
    • Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law

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.[5] For more information pertaining to Holding's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[6]

National security

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "Yes" Holding voted against 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.[7]

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Holding voted against 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 that was largely along party lines.[8]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Neutral/Abstain Holding did not vote on 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. The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[9]

Economy

Federal Statutory Pay Adjustment Elimination

Voted "Yes" Holding voted against HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[10]

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Holding voted against 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.[11] The vote largely followed party lines.[12]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Holding voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[13]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" Holding voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[14]

Campaign themes

2012

Holding's campaign website listed the following issues:[15]

  • Family
Excerpt: "The best way for government to help families is by simply reducing the burdens on families. Like cutting taxes. Taxes are the fastest growing expense in the average family's budget. Taxes cost families more than food, clothing or shelter."
  • Faith & Religious Freedom
Excerpt: "The freedom to pray and worship God is essential to the moral fiber of our nation. We Americans understand religious freedom extends to different faiths, but the Founding Fathers never intended freedom of religion to become government opposition to religion."
  • Federal Spending
Excerpt: "Congress has borrowed and spent until we're now sitting on a fiscal time bomb. What it takes to make spending cuts is simple: Political Courage. And we have to support leaders who have that kind of courage."
  • The Stimulus Plan
Excerpt: "After President Obama was elected he decided to spend us out of the recession, but it didn't work. Instead, three years later, it's clear we have dug the hole we're in deeper. The sooner we change courses and cut spending, the sooner our economy will recover."
  • Corporate Subsidies
Excerpt: "Elected officials simply need to have the courage to say no to special interests who lobby for corporate subsidies."

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina's 13th congressional district elections, 2014

Holding is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: North Carolina's 13th congressional district elections, 2012



"Unfunded Liabilities"

"Unglued"

Holding ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing North Carolina's 13th District. Holding won the nomination on the Republican ticket. [16] The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was February 29, 2012. The primary took place on May 8, 2012.[17] Holding defeated Paul Coble and Bill Randall in the Republican primary.[18]

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in North Carolina in 2012 as one of the states that could have determined whether Democrats retook the House or Republicans held their majority in 2013.[19] North Carolina was rated 8th on the list.[19]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 13 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Charles Malone 43.2% 160,115
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGeorge E.B. Holding 56.8% 210,495
Total Votes 370,610
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, North Carolina District 13 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGeorge Holding 43.5% 37,341
Paul Y. Coble 34.2% 29,354
Bill Randall 22.3% 19,119
Total Votes 85,814

Ads

In March 2012, Holding released a 30-second campaign ad titled "Unfunded Liabilities," that attacks rival Paul Coble's fiscal record.

On April 30, 2012, Holding released a second 30-second ad titled "Unglued."

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Holding is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Holding raised a total of $1,685,833 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 16, 2013.[20]

George Holding's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 13) Won $1,685,833
Grand Total Raised $1,685,833

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 Holding’s reports.[21]

George E.B. Holding (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[22]April 15, 2013$12,108.83$114,038.32$(102,302.41)$23,844.74
July Quarterly[23]July 15, 2013$23,844.74$170,052.49$(140,226.08)$53,671.15
Running totals
$284,090.81$(242,528.49)


2012

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

Holding won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Holding's campaign committee raised a total of $1,685,833 and spent $1,673,724.[24]

Cost per vote

Holding spent $7.96 per vote received in 2012.

Analysis

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.[25]

Holding most often votes with:

Holding least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Holding missed 3 of 108 roll call votes from Jan 2013 to Apr 2013, which is 2.8% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[26]

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, Holding's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $3,942,054 to $8,930,000. That averages to $6,436,027, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232.[27]

Percentage voting with party

June 2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, George E.B. Holding has voted with the Republican Party 95.6% of the time, which ranked 51 among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[28]

Personal

He is married to his wife, Lucy. Together, they have four children.

Recent news

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External links

References

  1. Politico "2012 Election Map, North Carolina"
  2. Washington Times "George E.B. Holding" Accessed June 26, 2013
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 National Journal "North Carolina, 13th House District: George Holding (R)," November 9, 2012
  4. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  5. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  7. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  8. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  9. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  12. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  13. Project Votesmart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  14. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  15. Campaign website, "Issues," accessed September 13, 2013
  16. News & Observer "Holding to run for Miller's seat," Accessed December 26, 2011
  17. North Carolina State Board of Elections "2012 Primary Results" Accessed October 10, 2012
  18. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named nc
  19. 19.0 19.1 Washington Post "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012
  20. Open Secrets "George E.B. Holding" Accessed May 16, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission "George E.B. Holding Summary Report," Accessed August 1, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission "George E.B. Holding April Quarterly," Accessed August 1st, 2013
  23. Federal Election Commission "George E.B. Holding July Quarterly," Accessed July 30, 2013
  24. Open Secrets "George Holding 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 1, 2013
  25. OpenCongress, "George Holding," Accessed August 8, 2013
  26. GovTrack, "George Holding" Accessed April 2013
  27. OpenSecrets.org "George Holding (R-NC), 2011," accessed February 21, 2013
  28. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Brad Miller
U.S. House of Representatives - North Carolina District 13
2013–Present
Succeeded by
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