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Congressman Nadler was first appointed as a member of the House Judiciary Committee shortly after he was sworn into office in 1993.<ref>[http://www.access.gpo.gov/congress/house/pdf/cal/93060.pdf ''Government Printing Office'', "Legislative Calendar of the 103rd Congress"]</ref> Nadler has served on the committee his entire Congressional career.<ref>[http://www.gpoaccess.gov/congress/house/judiciary/index.html ''Government Printing Office'', "Records of the House Judiciary Committee"](See 104th to 11th Congresses)</ref>
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Congressman Nadler was first appointed as a member of the House Judiciary Committee shortly after he was sworn into office in 1993.<ref>[http://www.access.gpo.gov/congress/house/pdf/cal/93060.pdf ''Government Printing Office'', "Legislative Calendar of the 103rd Congress"]</ref> Nadler has served on the committee his entire Congressional career.<ref>[http://www.gpoaccess.gov/congress/house/judiciary/index.html ''Government Printing Office'', "Records of the House Judiciary Committee"]</ref>
  
 
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==Elections==

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Jerrold Nadler
Jerrold Nadler.jpg
U.S. House, New York, District 10
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1993-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorEd Towns (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$8.91 in 2012
First electedNovember 3, 1992
Next primaryJune 24, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$7,024,925
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
U.S. House, New York, District 8
November 3, 1992-January 3, 2013
New York State Assembly
1977-1993
Community Planning Board No. 7, Manhattan, New York
1967-1971
Education
Bachelor'sColumbia University
J.D.Fordham University
Personal
BirthdayJune 13, 1947
Place of birthBrooklyn, New York
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$16,499.50
ReligionJudaism
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Jerrold Nadler (b. June 13, 1947, in Brooklyn, New York) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing New York's 10th Congressional District. Nadler was first elected to the House in 1992 and is currently serving his eleventh consecutive term, having won re-election on November 6, 2012 against Michael Chan. Nadler previously represented New York's 8th Congressional District, but due to 2012 redistricting is currently representing the 10th District.

Nadler is a 2014 Democratic and Working Families Party candidate seeking re-election to the U.S. House to represent the 10th Congressional District of New York.[1]

Before his congressional career, Nadler was a member of the Community Planning Board No.7 in Manhattan, New York. He also was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1977-1993.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Nadler is one of the most reliable Democratic votes, meaning he can be considered a safe vote for the Democratic Party in Congress.

Biography

Nadler was born in Brooklyn, New York. He earned a B.A. from Columbia University in 1969 and a J.D. from Fordham University in 1978.[2]

Career

While earning his B.A., Nadler served on the 7th Community Planning Board in Manhattan from 1967-1971. He served as a legislative assistant in the New York State Assembly in 1972. He also practiced law.[2]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Nadler serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-2012

Nadler served on the following committees:[4]

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 Nadler's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[8]

National security

NDAA

Voted "No" Nadler voted in opposition of 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.[9]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "No" Nadler voted in opposition of 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 and was largely along party lines.[9]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "Yes" Nadler voted in favor of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[9]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "No" Nadler voted in opposition of 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.[10] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[9]

Economy

Farm Bill
See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Voted "No" Nadler voted against the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[11] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[12]

King Amendment

Nadler signed a letter sent to Collin Peterson in August 2013, asking him to keep Steve King's amendment out of the final Farm Bill.[13] The "Protect Interstate Commerce Act" amendment prevents states from applying their own laws on agricultural products to agricultural products from another state.[14]. King introduced the amendment in response to a law in California, requiring a larger size cage for egg-producing chickens. King represents Iowa, which is a large egg producer.

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.[15] 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.[16] Nadler voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[15]

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.[17] 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. Nadler voted for HR 2775.[18]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "No" Nadler 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.[19] The vote largely followed party lines.[20]

Healthcare

Repealing Obamacare

Voted "No" Nadler has voted against all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[21]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "No" Nadler 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. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[22]

Previous congressional sessions

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Nadler 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. He was one of 172 Democrats who voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[23]

Campaign themes

2012

Nadler listed several of his campaign themes on his website:[24]

  • Cleaning up America's Electoral System
  • Defending our Liberties
  • Educating our Children
  • Investing in our Transportation Infrastructure
  • Leading the Charge for Equal Rights
  • Preserving and Expanding Affordable Housing
  • Promoting New York’s Prosperity and a Strong Economy, and Protecting Working Families
  • Protecting Americans from Terror and Safeguarding our Communities
  • Protecting our Environment
  • Protecting our Health
  • Recovering from the September 11th Terrorist Attacks
  • Standing up for our Senior Citizens
  • Strengthening New York’s Neighborhoods and Services to Constituents
  • Supporting Peace with Security in the Middle East and Fighting Anti-Semitism Around the World

House Judiciary Committee

Congressman Nadler was first appointed as a member of the House Judiciary Committee shortly after he was sworn into office in 1993.[25] Nadler has served on the committee his entire Congressional career.[26]

Elections

2014

See also: New York's 10th Congressional District elections, 2014

Nadler is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent New York's 10th District. Nadler is seeking the Democratic and Working Families Party nominations in the primary on June 24, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: New York's 10th Congressional District elections, 2012

Nadler was seeking re-election in 2012. Due to New York's redistricting, his territory is now the 10th District rather than the 8th. Nadler was unopposed in the Democratic and Working Families Party primaries and faced Republican Michael Chan in the November 6, 2012, general election.[27] Nadler was re-elected in November.[28]

U.S. House, New York District 10 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJerrold Nadler Incumbent 69.8% 165,000
     Republican Michael Chan 16.6% 39,311
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 13.5% 32,012
Total Votes 236,323
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Nadler is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Nadler raised a total of $7,024,925 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 23, 2013.[39]

Jerrold Nadler's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 10) Won $1,125,304
2010 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 8) Won $1,304,217
2008 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 8) Won $1,381,995
2006 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 8) Won $748,666
2004 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 8) Won $894,398
2002 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 8) Won $715,534
2000 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 8) Won $854,811
Grand Total Raised $7,024,925

Individual breakdown

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 Nadler’s reports.[40]

Jerrold Nadler (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[41]April 15, 2013$454,296.52$31,626.87$(131,043.15)$354,880.24
July Quarterly[42]July 15, 2013$235,880.24$290,060.89$(142,271.34)$502,669.79
October Quarterly[43]October 15, 2013$502,669.79$83,123.62$(181,243.88)$404,549.53
Year-End Quarterly[44]December 31, 2013$404,549$67,430$(167,241)$294,314
April Quarterly[45]April 11, 2014$294,314.99$107,819.76$(131,954.54)$270,180.21
Running totals
$580,061.14$(753,753.91)

2012

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

Nadler won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Nadler's campaign committee raised a total of $1,125,304 and spent $1,471,936.[46]

Cost per vote

Nadler spent $8.91 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Nadler's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Nadler was re-elected to the U.S. House in 2010 for a tenth term. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,304,217 and spent $1,509,082.[47]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Nadler is a "far-left Democratic leader," as of June 20, 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]

Nadler most often votes with:

Nadler least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Nadler missed 651 of 13,533 roll call votes from Jan 1993 to Apr 2013, which is 4.8% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[48]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Nadler paid his congressional staff a total of $1,302,039 in 2011. Overall, New York ranked 28th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[50]

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, Nadler's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $-47,998 and $14,999. That averages to $16,499.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Nadler ranked as the 421st most wealthy representative in 2012.[51]

Jerrold Nadler Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2012$16,499.50
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. Nadler tied with three other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 15th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[52]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Nadler tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 36th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[53]

Voting with party

June 2013

Nadler voted with the Democratic Party 91.2% of the time, which ranked 156th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[54]

Personal

Rep. Nadler is a graduate of Crown Heights Yeshiva, Stuyvesant High School, Columbia University and Fordham Law School. He lives on the West Side of Manhattan with his wife, Joyce Miller. They have one son, Michael.[55]

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See also

External links

References

  1. New York Board of Elections, "Candidate Petition List," accessed April 17, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "NADLER, Jerrold Lewis, (1947 - )"
  3. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
  4. Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives, "Committee Information"
  5. United States House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary, "Committee on Judiciary Subcommittee Jurisdiction"
  6. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Chairman John L. Mica, "Subcommittees"
  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 9.2 9.3 Project Vote Smart, "Representative Nadler's Voting Records on National Security," accessed October 7, 2013
  10. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  11. Project Vote Smart, "Nadler on agriculture," accessed October 7, 2013
  12. New York Times, "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps," accessed September 17, 2013
  13. Project Vote Smart, "Letter to Ranking Member Collin Peterson, House Committee on Agriculture - Reject Rep. King's Provision on Farm Bill," accessed September 23, 2013
  14. Time.com, "King Farm Bill Amendment Angers Animal Advocates," accessed September 18, 2013
  15. 15.0 15.1 Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  16. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  17. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  18. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  19. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed August 28, 2013
  20. Project Vote Smart, "Representative Nadler's Voting Records on Immigration," accessed October 7, 2013
  21. Project Vote Smart, "Representative Nadler's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Healthcare," accessed October 7, 2013
  22. Project Vote Smart, "Nadler on abortion," accessed October 7, 2013
  23. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  24. Campaign website, "Issues"
  25. Government Printing Office, "Legislative Calendar of the 103rd Congress"
  26. Government Printing Office, "Records of the House Judiciary Committee"
  27. New York Board of Elections, "Filings for June 26, 2012 Federal Primary," accessed June 11, 2012
  28. Politico, "2012 Election Map, New York"
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  30. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
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  41. Federal Election Commission, "Jerrold Nadler Quarterly," accessed July 31, 2013
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  43. Federal Election Commission, "Jerrold Nadler October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  44. Federal Election Commission, "Jerrold Nadler Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 11, 2014
  45. Federal Election Commission, "Jerrold Nadler April Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014
  46. Open Secrets, "Jerrold Nadler 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 1, 2013
  47. Open Secrets, "Jerrold Nadler 2010 Election Data," accessed December 14, 2011
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  49. OpenCongress, "Jerrold Nadler," accessed August 6, 2013
  50. LegiStorm, "Jerrold Nadler," accessed October 2, 2012
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  53. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
  54. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  55. Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Proudly Serving the 8th District of New York, "Biography"
Political offices
Preceded by
Ed Towns
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 10
2013–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Theodore S. Weiss
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 8
1992–2013
Succeeded by
Hakeem Jeffries
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New York State Assembly - District 67
1983–1993
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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New York State Assembly - District 69
1977–1983
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