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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 primaryJune 3, 2014
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$480,502
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 running 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:[3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Hahn serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

Hahn served on the following committees:[5]

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.[6] For more information pertaining to Hahn's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

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."[8][9] 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 1 of the 50 Democrats in the House to sign the letter.[8][9]

NDAA

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.[10]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "No" Hahn voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[11]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "No" Hahn 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.[12]

Economy

Farm bill

Voted "No" 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.[13] 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.[14][15] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[15] Hahn voted with 102 other Democratic representatives against the bill.

2014 Budget

Voted "Yes" 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.[16][17] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[17] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[18] 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. Hahn joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[16][17]

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.[19] 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.[20] Hahn voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[21]

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 funded 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.[22] 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. Hahn voted for HR 2775.[23]

Federal 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.[24]

Immigration

Morton Memos 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.[25] The vote largely followed party lines.[26]

Healthcare

Healthcare 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.[27]

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.[28]

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.[29]

Campaign themes

2012

Hahn's campaign website listed the following issues:[30]

  • 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 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 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.[31][32]

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.[34]

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.[35]

Janice Hahn (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[36]April 15, 2013$37,918.96$85,325.00$(36,787.50)$86,456.46
July Quarterly[37]July 15, 2013$86,456.46$86,264.44$(92,632.38)$80,088.52
October Quarterly[38]October 15, 2013$86,813.52$82,169.02$(70,617.91)$98,364.63
Year-End[39]January 31, 2014$98,364$106,688$(87,883)$118,169
April Quarterly[40]April 15, 2014$118,169$75,986$(46,938)$147,216
Pre-Primary[41]May 22, 2014$147,216$39,384$(57,568)$129,033
July Quarterly[42]July 15, 2014$129,033$42,273$(25,191)$146,115
Running totals
$518,089.46$(417,617.79)

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.[43] This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[44]

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.[45]

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.[46]

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.[47]

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.[48]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Hahn is one of nearly 25% of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Hahn's staff was given an apparent $2,500.00 in bonus money.[49]

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, Hahn's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $296,005 and $665,000. That averages to $480,502, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Hahn ranked as the 269th most wealthy representative in 2012.[50]

Janice Hahn Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2012$480,502
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

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.[51]

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.[52]

Personal

Hahn has three children.

Recent news

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See also

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 CNN, "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center," accessed December 1, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 Roll Call, "Democrat Ends Bid, Leaves Hahn and Richardson to Fight in California," accessed March 10, 2011
  3. 3.0 3.1 Biographical Director of the United States Congress, "Janice Hahn," accessed November 12, 2011
  4. CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013
  5. Congresswoman Janice Hahn, Representing the 36th District of California, "Committees and Caucuses," accessed August 1, 2011
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  8. 8.0 8.1 Office of Barbara Lee, "Lee Letter to President Obama," accessed September 2, 2013
  9. 9.0 9.1 Washington Post, "More than 50 House Democrats also want Syria strike resolution," accessed September 2, 2013
  10. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  12. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  13. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
  14. Politico, "House clears Farm Bill," accessed February 12, 2014
  15. 15.0 15.1 New York Times, "Senate passes long-stalled Farm Bill, with clear winners and losers," accessed February 12, 2014
  16. 16.0 16.1 CNN.com, "House passes compromise $1.1 trillion budget for 2014," accessed January 20, 2014
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 21," accessed January 20, 2014
  18. Roll Call, "House passes $1.1 trillion omnibus," accessed January 20, 2014
  19. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  20. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  21. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  22. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  23. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  24. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  25. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  26. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  27. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  28. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  29. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  30. Campaign website, "Issues," accessed August 10, 2012
  31. California Secretary of State, "Official primary candidate list," accessed March 13, 2014
  32. California Secretary of State, "Unofficial election results," November 6, 2012
  33. California Secretary of State special election results, accessed April 22, 2013
  34. Open Secrets, "Career Fundraising for Janice Hahn," accessed March 22, 2013
  35. Federal Election Commission, "Janice Hahn Summary Report," accessed July 23, 2013
  36. Federal Election Commission, "Janice Hahn April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  37. Federal Election Commission, "Janice Hahn July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  38. Federal Election Commission, "Janice Hahn October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  39. Federal Election Commission, "Janice Hahn Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  40. Federal Election Commission, "Janice Hahn April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  41. Federal Election Commission, "Janice Hahn Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  42. Federal Election Commission, "Janice Hahn July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  43. Open Secrets, "Janice Hahn 2012 Election Cycle," accessed February 20, 2013
  44. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," accessed June 19, 2013
  45. GovTrack, "Janice Hahn," accessed June 7 2013
  46. OpenCongress, "Janice Hahn," accessed July 31, 2013
  47. GovTrack, "Janice Hahn," accessed April 2, 2013
  48. LegiStorm, "Janice Hahn," accessed August 21, 2012
  49. CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
  50. OpenSecrets, "Janice Hahn (D-Calif), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014
  51. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
  52. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Jane Harman
U.S. House of Representatives - California
2011-Present
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Los Angeles City Council
2001-2011
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Los Angeles City Charter Reform Commission
1997-1999
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