|U.S. House, California, District 44|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Predecessor||Jane Harman (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||July 12, 2011|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Los Angeles City Council|
|Los Angeles City Charter Reform Commission|
|Bachelor's||Abilene Christian University|
|Birthday||March 30, 1952|
|Place of birth||Los Angeles, California|
|Religion||Churches of Christ|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Personal
- 9 Recent news
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Hahn most recently won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 44th District. She defeated Laura Richardson in the general election on November 6, 2012. She was displaced from her former district, the 36th, by redistricting.
Prior to her career in the U.S. House, Hahn served on the Los Angeles City Council from 2001 to 2011.
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.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Hahn's academic, professional and political career:
- 1997-1999: Los Angeles City Charter Reform Commission
- 1998: Unsuccessful candidate for U.S. House of Representatives
- 2001-2011: Los Angeles City Council
- 2010: Unsuccessful candidate for California Lieutenant Governor
- 2011-Present: U.S. House of Representatives
Hahn serves on the following committees:
- Transportation and Infrastructure
- Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
- Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
- Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
- Small Business Committee
Hahn served on the following committees:
- Homeland Security Committee
- Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence
- Small Business Committee
Hahn's campaign website listed the following issues:
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
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 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.
Hahn won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 44th District. She was displaced from her former district, the 36th by redistricting. Hahn and incumbent Laura Richardson advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary. Hahn went on to defeat Richardson in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|U.S. House, California District 44 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Laura Richardson Incumbent||39.8%||65,989|
|Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
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.
|Janice Hahn's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||US House (California, District 44)||$2,521,898|
|Grand Total Raised||$2,521,898|
|U.S. House, California District 44, 2012 - Janice Hahn Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$599,696|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$540,277|
|Top contributors to Janice Hahn's campaign committee|
|American Fedn of St/Cnty/Munic Employees||$20,000|
|AmeriPAC: The Fund for a Greater America||$20,000|
|Carpenters & Joiners Union||$20,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Building Trade Unions||$110,999|
Ideology and leadership
Lifetime voting record
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.
Congressional staff salaries
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 she 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.
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.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, 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.
National Journal vote ratings
- See also: National Journal vote ratings
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.
Voting with party
Janice Hahn voted with the Democratic Party 95.2% of the time, which ranked 104th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.
Hahn has three children.
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- Fact-checking at PolitiFact
- CNN "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
- Roll Call "Democrat Ends Bid, Leaves Hahn and Richardson to Fight in California," Accessed March 10, 2011
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "HAHN, Janice, (1952 - )"
- Biographical Director of the United States Congress "Janice Hahn," Accessed November 12, 2011
- CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013
- Congresswoman Janice Hahn, Representing the 36th District of California "Committees and Caucuses"
- Campaign website, Issues
- U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
- California Secretary of State, Official candidate list
- Unofficial election results
- California Secretary of State special election results, accessed April 22, 2013
- Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Janice Hahn," Accessed March 22, 2013
- Open Secrets "Janice Hahn 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
- Gov Track "Janice Hahn," Accessed June 7 2013
- GovTrack, "Janice Hahn," Accessed April 2, 2013
- LegiStorm "Janice Hahn"
- CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
- OpenSecrets.org, "Hahn, (D-Cali), 2011"
- National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
|U.S. House of Representatives - California
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|Los Angeles City Council
| Succeeded by|
|Los Angeles City Charter Reform Commission
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