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Janice Hahn
Janice Hahn.jpg
U.S. House, California, District 44
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorJane Harman (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$24.86 in 2012
First electedJuly 12, 2011
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$2,521,898
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Los Angeles City Council
2001-2011
Los Angeles City Charter Reform Commission
1997-1999
Education
Bachelor'sAbilene Christian University
Personal
BirthdayMarch 30, 1952
Place of birthLos Angeles, California
ProfessionTeacher, Businesswoman
Net worth$48,501
ReligionChurches of Christ
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Janice Kay Hahn (b. March 30, 1952, in Los Angeles, California) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing California's 44th congressional district. Hahn was first elected to the House in a special election on July 12, 2011.

Hahn most recently won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 44th District.[1] She defeated Laura Richardson in the general election on November 6, 2012. She was displaced from her former district, the 36th, by redistricting.[2]

Prior to her career in the U.S. House, Hahn served on the Los Angeles City Council from 2001 to 2011.

Hahn is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014.

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

Biography

Hahn was born in Los Angeles, California. She earned her B.S. from Abilene Christian University in 1974.[3]

Career

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

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Hahn serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

Hahn 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 Hahn'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. Hahn was one of the 50 Democrats in the House to sign the letter.[9][10]

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "No" Hahn 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]

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "No" Hahn 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]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "No" Hahn voted against 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.[13]

Economy

Federal Statutory Pay Adjustment Elimination

Voted "Yes" Hahn voted for 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. Hahn was 1 of 44 Democrats who supported the bill, while 144 voted against it.[14]

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "No" Hahn 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.[15] The vote largely followed party lines.[16]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "No" Hahn 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.[17]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "No" Hahn 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.[18]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Hahn 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.[19]

Campaign themes

2012

Hahn's campaign website listed the following issues:[20]

  • Economic Growth and Job Creation
Excerpt: "In Congress, Janice’s top priority is getting our economy moving again and creating well-paying jobs in California. As a member of the Small Business Committee, Janice is working to ensure that local small businesses get the help and opportunities they need to flourish in a global economy."
  • The Port
Excerpt: "As a City Councilwoman for the last decade, Janice Hahn has dealt directly with one of the largest economic engines in the area – the Port of Los Angeles. In Congress, she founded the bi-partisan Ports Caucus, working across the aisle to create jobs and ensure our security."
  • Education
Excerpt: "She is dedicated to ensuring the next generation has access to a first-rate education and the tools to drive our economy forward. Our country is strongest when our workers are trained with the knowledge and ingenuity to perform at the highest levels. Every child should have the opportunity to reach that horizon and fulfill the American Dream."
  • Women’s Rights
Excerpt: "In Congress, Janice has stood up to right wing attacks on women’s health. Janice strongly supports advancing the rights of women. She believes in providing women a quality education, fair pay, and equal employment opportunities."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "Janice has always been a strong supporter of universal health care, and as a member of Congress, she is standing up to attacks on President Obama’s health care law. She believes that the Affordable Care Act is a step in the right direction, but we must do more to improve access and expand coverage to more Americans."

Elections

2014

See also: California's 44th congressional district elections, 2014

Hahn is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If she runs, she will compete in the blanket primary on June 3, 2013. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: California's 44th congressional district elections, 2012

Hahn won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 44th District.[1] She was displaced from her former district, the 36th by redistricting.[2] Hahn and incumbent Laura Richardson advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012. Hahn went on to defeat Richardson in the general election on November 6, 2012.[21][22]

U.S. House, California District 44 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJanice Hahn 60.2% 99,909
     Democratic Laura Richardson Incumbent 39.8% 65,989
Total Votes 165,898
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hahn is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Hahn raised a total of $2,521,898 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[24]

Janice Hahn's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (California, District 44) Won $2,521,898
Grand Total Raised $2,521,898

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Hahn's reports.[25]

Janice Hahn (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[26]April 15, 2013$37,918.96$85,325.00$(36,787.50)$86,456.46
July Quarterly[27]July 15, 2013$86,456.46$86,264.44$(92,632.38)$80,088.52
Running totals
$171,589.44$(129,419.88)

2012

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

Hahn won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Hahn's campaign committee raised a total of $2,521,898 and spent $2,483,980.[28] This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[29]

Cost per vote

Hahn spent $24.86 per vote received in 2012.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Hahn is a "rank-and-file Democrat" as of June 2013.[30]

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.[31]

Hahn most often votes with:

Hahn least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Hahn missed 55 of 1,093 roll call votes from July 2011 to March 2013. This amounts to 5.0%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[32]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Hahn paid her congressional staff a total of $400,199 in 2011. She ranked 2nd on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranked 4th overall of the lowest 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.[33]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Hahn was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Hahn's staff was given an apparent $2,500.00 in bonus money.[34]

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, Hahn's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $17,003 and $80,000. That averages to $48,501, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874.[35]

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. Hahn ranked 41st in the liberal rankings in 2012.[36]

Voting with party

2013

Hahn voted with the Democratic Party 95.2% of the time, which ranked 104th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[37]

Personal

Hahn has three children.

Recent news

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External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 CNN "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Roll Call "Democrat Ends Bid, Leaves Hahn and Richardson to Fight in California," Accessed March 10, 2011
  3. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "HAHN, Janice, (1952 - )"
  4. Biographical Director of the United States Congress "Janice Hahn," Accessed November 12, 2011
  5. CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013
  6. Congresswoman Janice Hahn, Representing the 36th District of California "Committees and Caucuses"
  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 - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  14. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  15. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  16. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  17. 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
  18. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  19. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  20. Campaign website, Issues
  21. California Secretary of State, Official candidate list
  22. Unofficial election results
  23. California Secretary of State special election results, accessed April 22, 2013
  24. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Janice Hahn," Accessed March 22, 2013
  25. Federal Election Commission "Janice Hahn Summary Report," Accessed July 23, 2013
  26. 'Federal Election Commission "Janice Hahn April Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
  27. 'Federal Election Commission "Janice Hahn July Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
  28. Open Secrets "Janice Hahn 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  29. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  30. Gov Track "Janice Hahn," Accessed June 7 2013
  31. OpenCongress, "Janice Hahn," Accessed July 31, 2013
  32. GovTrack, "Janice Hahn," Accessed April 2, 2013
  33. LegiStorm "Janice Hahn"
  34. CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
  35. OpenSecrets.org, "Hahn, (D-Cali), 2011"
  36. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
  37. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Jane Harman
U.S. House of Representatives - California
2011-Present
Succeeded by
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Los Angeles City Council
2001-2011
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Los Angeles City Charter Reform Commission
1997-1999
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