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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Speier's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $5,562,078 and $15,270,000. That averages to '''$10,416,039''', which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Speier ranked as the 42nd most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00029649&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Jackie Speier (D-Calif), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref>
 
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Jackie Speier
Jackie Speier.jpg
U.S. House, California, District 14
Incumbent
In office
2008-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorTom Lantos (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$4.35 in 2012
First electedApril 8, 2008
Next primaryJune 3, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,595,163
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
California State Senate
1999-2006
California State Assembly
1987-1996
San Mateo County Board of Supervisors
1980-1984
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Davis
J.D.University of California, Hastings College of Law
Personal
BirthdayMay 14, 1950
Place of birthSan Francisco, California
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$10,416,039
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Karen Lorraine Jacqueline "Jackie" Speier (b. May 14, 1950, in San Francisco, California) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing California's 14th Congressional District. Speier was first elected to the House in 2008.

Speier most recently won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 14th District. She defeated Deborah Bacigalupi (R) in the general election.[1] She was displaced from her former district by redistricting.[2]

Speier began her political career in the California State Assembly, where she served from 1986 to 1998. Following that, she was elected to the California State Senate. She served in that position until 2006.

Speier is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Speier is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning she will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Jackie Speier was born in San Francisco, California. She earned her B.A. from the University of California, Davis, in 1972 and her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings School of Law, in 1976.[3]

Career

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

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Speier serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

Speier served on the following committees:[6]

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 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[7] For more information pertaining to Speier's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[8]

National security

American response in Syria
See also: United States involvement in Syria

On August 29, 2013, more than 50 House Democrats signed a letter written by California Rep. Barbara Lee that called for a congressional resolution on strikes, and cautioned that the dire situation in Syria "should not draw us into an unwise war—especially without adhering to our constitutional requirements."[9][10] The letter also called on the Obama administration to work with the U.N. Security Council “to build international consensus” condemning the alleged use of chemical weapons. Speier was one of the 50 Democrats in the House to sign the letter.[9][10]

NDAA

Voted "No" Speier 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.[11]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "No" Speier 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.[12]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "No" Speier voted against 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. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[13]

Economy

Farm bill

Nay3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, known as the Farm Bill.[14] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill provides for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other 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.[15][16] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[16] Speier voted with 102 other Democratic representatives against 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.[17][18] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[18] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[19] 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. Speier joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[17][18]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" 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.[20] 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.[21] Speier voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[22]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally 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 funds 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.[23] 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. Speier voted for HR 2775.[24]

Federal Pay Adjustment Elimination

Neutral/Abstain Speier did not vote on 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.[25]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "No" Speier 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.[26] The vote largely followed party lines.[27]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "No" Speier 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.[28]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "No" Speier 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.[29]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Speier 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. She 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.[30]

Campaign themes

2012

Speier's campaign website listed the following issues:[31]

  • Jobs
Excerpt: "The economy has been growing since mid-2009, but unemployment remains high. New jobs in our area spring largely from science and technology. The two UC’s (Berkeley/San Francisco) coupled with Stanford, as well as our CSU’s, make historic discoveries almost monthly. Investors from around the globe also find our culture, climate and diverse population to be globally competitive."
  • Veterans
Excerpt: "The cost of war demands that we provide for the men and women who have served in our military. The Veterans Administration (VA) is the federal agency charged with coordinating health and disability benefits for our military veterans. But the VA is failing to provide these benefits in a timely fashion, forcing veterans in the Bay Area to wait an average of 320 days for a claims decision."
  • Financial Services Reform
Excerpt: "I also worked closely with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney in crafting the CARD Act, legislation that cuts down on abusive credit card practices. Under the CARD Act, companies cannot increase interest rates on outstanding balances unless the consumer has missed two consecutive payments. Payments must be applied to the most costly balance first, with lower-interest rate balances being paid off thereafter."
  • Consumer Protection
Excerpt: "Establishing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was one of the most significant milestones in consumer protection in modern US history. I worked hard to establish this new consumer protection agency. Consumers should never be duped by financial companies selling negative amortization loans, credit cards that become unaffordable when fine print springs a trap on them, or hidden fees for services."

Elections

2014

See also: California's 14th Congressional District elections, 2014

Speier is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. She will compete in the blanket primary on June 3, 2013. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: California's 14th Congressional District elections, 2012

Speier won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 14th District.[1] She was displaced from her former district by redistricting. She and Deborah Bacigalupi (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Michael Moloney (D). Speier went on to defeat Bacigalupi in the general election on November 6, 2012.[32][33]

U.S. House, California District 14 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJackie Speier Incumbent 78.9% 203,828
     Republican Deborah Bacigalupi 21.1% 54,455
Total Votes 258,283
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, California District 14 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJackie Speier (D) Incumbent 74.3% 80,850
Green check mark transparent.pngDeborah Bacigalupi (R) 21.4% 23,299
Michael Moloney (D) 4.2% 4,607
Total Votes 108,756

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Speier is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Speier raised a total of $3,595,163 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[36]

Jackie Speier's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (California, District 14) Won $969,474
2010 US House (California, District 12) Won $1,060,953
2008 US House (California, District 12) Won $1,564,736
Grand Total Raised $3,595,163

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Speier's reports.[37]

Jackie Speier (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[38]April 15, 2013$1,043,081.51$34,728.17$(100,931.41)$976,878.27
July Quarterly[39]July 15, 2013$976,878.27$222,830.63$(115,956.05)$1,086,141.98
October Quarterly[40]October 15, 2013$1,083,752.85$130,508.18$(110,937.40)$1,103,323.63
Year-End[41]January 31, 2014$1,103,323$114,044$(92,303)$1,125,064
April Quarterly[42]April 15, 2014$1,125,064$156,400$(105,764)$1,175,699
Pre-Primary[43]May 22, 2014$1,175,699$135,834$(44,679)$1,266,855
July Quarterly[44]July 15, 2014$1,266,855$100,046$(64,861)$1,302,040
Running totals
$894,390.98$(635,431.86)

2012

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

Speier won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Speier's campaign committee raised a total of $969,474 and spent $885,671.[45] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[46]

Cost per vote

Speier spent $4.35 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Speier won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Speier's campaign committee raised a total of $1,060,953 and spent $772,791.[47]

Her top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Speier is a "moderate Democratic leader" as of June 2013.[48]

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.[49]

Speier most often votes with:

Speier least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Speier missed 473 of 3,862 roll call votes from April 2008 to March 2013. This amounts to 12.2%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[50]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Speier paid her congressional staff a total of $1,085,002 in 2011. She ranked 133rd on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranked 78th overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, California ranked 5th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[51]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Speier's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $5,562,078 and $15,270,000. That averages to $10,416,039, which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Speier ranked as the 42nd most wealthy representative in 2012.[52]

Jackie Speier Yearly Net Worth
YearAvg. Net Worth% Difference from previous year

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. Speier ranked 87th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[53]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Speier ranked 52nd in the liberal rankings.[54]

Voting with party

2013

Speier voted with the Democratic Party 94.7% of the time, which ranked 125th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[55]

Personal

Speier and her husband, Barry, have two children.

Recent news

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See also

External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 CNN "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
  2. California Democratic Party "Official California Democratic Party Endorsements," accessed March 3, 2012
  3. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "SPEIER, Karen Lorraine Jacqueline (Jackie), (1950 - )"
  4. Biographical Director of the United States Congress, "Karen Lorraine Jacqueline Speier," accessed November 3, 2011
  5. CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013
  6. Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Fighting for the People of San Francisco and the Peninsula "Committees"
  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  8. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  9. 9.0 9.1 Office of Barbara Lee, "Lee Letter to President Obama," accessed September 2, 2013
  10. 10.0 10.1 Washington Post, "More than 50 House Democrats also want Syria strike resolution," accessed September 2, 2013
  11. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  12. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  13. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  14. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
  15. Politico, "House clears Farm Bill," accessed February 12, 2014
  16. 16.0 16.1 New York Times, "Senate passes long-stalled Farm Bill, with clear winners and losers," accessed February 12, 2014
  17. 17.0 17.1 CNN.com, "House passes compromise $1.1 trillion budget for 2014," accessed January 20, 2014
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 21," accessed January 20, 2014
  19. Roll Call, "House passes $1.1 trillion omnibus," accessed January 20, 2014
  20. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  21. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  22. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  23. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  24. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  25. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  26. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  27. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  28. 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
  29. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  30. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  31. Campaign website, "Issues," accessed August 10, 2012
  32. California Secretary of State, "Official primary candidate list," accessed March 13, 2014
  33. Unofficial election results
  34. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  35. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  36. Open Secrets, "Career Fundraising for Jackie Speier," accessed March 22, 2013
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  38. Federal Election Commission, "Jackie Speier April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  39. Federal Election Commission, "Jackie Speier July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  40. Federal Election Commission, "Jackie Speier October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  41. Federal Election Commission, "Jackie Speier Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  42. Federal Election Commission, "Jackie Speier April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  43. Federal Election Commission, "Jackie Speier Pre-Primary," accessed June 2, 2014
  44. Federal Election Commission, "Jackie Speier July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  45. Open Secrets, "Jackie Speier 2012 Election Cycle," accessed February 20, 2013
  46. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  47. Open Secrets, "Jackie Speier 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 3, 2011
  48. Gov Track "Jackie Speier," accessed June 7 2013
  49. OpenCongress, "Jackie Speier," accessed July 31, 2013
  50. GovTrack, "Jackie Speier," accessed April 2, 2013
  51. LegiStorm, "Jackie Speier"
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  53. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
  54. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  55. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Tom Lantos
U.S. House of Representatives - California
2008-Present
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California State Senate
1999-2006
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California State Assembly
1987-1996
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San Mateo County Board of Supervisors
1980-1984
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