Jim Jordan

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Jim Jordan
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U.S. House, Ohio, District 4
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
PredecessorMike Oxley (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$4.60 in 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$4,287,399
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Ohio State Senate
2001-2007
Ohio House of Representatives
1995-2000
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin
Master'sOhio State University
J.D.Capital University
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 17, 1964
Place of birthTroy, Ohio
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$248,004
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
James Daniel "Jim" Jordan (b. February 17, 1964, in Troy, Ohio) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Ohio. Jordan was first elected by voters from Ohio's 4th Congressional District in 2006. He most recently won re-election in 2012.

Before his election to the U.S. House, Jordan served in the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio State Senate.[1]

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

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

Biography

Jordan was born in Troy, Ohio. He earned a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin in 1986, an M.Ed. from Ohio State University in 1991 and a J.D. from Capital University in 2001.[1]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Jordan's academic, professional and political career:[1]

Before entering public service, Jordan worked as an attorney in private practice.

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Jordan serves on the following committees:[2]

2011-2012

Jordan served on the following committees:[3]

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.[4] For more information pertaining to Jordan's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[5]

National security

NDAA

Voted "Yes" Jordan voted for 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.[6]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Jordan voted for 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.[7]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" Jordan voted for 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.[8]

Economy

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" 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.[9] 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.[10] Jordan voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[11]

Voted "No" 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.[12] 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. Jordan voted against HR 2775.[13]

Federal Pay Adjustment Elimination

Voted "Yes" Jordan 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.[14]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Jordan voted for 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 "Yes" Jordan voted for 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 "Yes" Jordan voted for 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 "No" Jordan voted against 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 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[19]

Elections

2014

See also: Ohio's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

Jordan is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed for the Republican nomination in the primary election on May 6, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Ohio's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012

Jordan won re-election to the U.S. House, to represent Ohio's 4th District. Jordan ran unopposed in the Republican primary on March 6, 2012. He then defeated Jim Slone (D) and Chris Kalla (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[20]

U.S. House, Ohio District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Jim Slone 36.5% 114,214
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Jordan Incumbent 58.4% 182,643
     Libertarian Chris Kalla 5.2% 16,141
Total Votes 312,998
Source: Ohio Secretary of State, "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jordan is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Jordan raised a total of $4,287,399 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[24]

Jim Jordan's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 4) Won $1,078,119
2010 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 4) Won $850,292
2008 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 4) Won $950,218
2006 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 4) Won $1,408,770
Grand Total Raised $4,287,399

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 Jordan’s reports.[25]

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Jordan’s reports.[26]

Jim Jordan (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[27]May 3, 2013$1,081,890.46$48,280.80$(72,388.44)$1,057,782.82
July Quarterly[28]July 15, 2013$1,057,782.82$113,475.24$(79,652.77)$1,091,605.29
October Quarterly[29]October 14, 2013$1,091,605.29$126,348.00$(75,125.39)$1,142,827.90
Year-End Quarterly[30]June 11, 2014$1,142,827.90$50,212.00$(77,685.13)$1,115,354.77
April Quarterly[31]June 11, 2014$1,115,354.77$145,955.70$(149,412.05)$1,111,898.42
Pre-Primary[32]June 11, 2014$1,111,898.42$13,095.00$(14,054.21)$1,110,939.21
July Quarterly[33]July 10, 2014$1,110,939.21$117,960.81$(302,077.59)$926,822.43
Running totals
$615,327.55$(770,395.58)

2012

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

Jordan won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Jordan's campaign committee raised a total of $1,078,119 and spent $839,919.[34]

Cost per vote

Jordan spent $4.60 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Jordan won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Jordan's campaign committee raised a total of $850,292 and spent $580,466.[35]

His 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, Jordan is a "far-right Republican," as of June 20, 2013.[36]

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.[37]

Jordan most often votes with:

Jordan least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Jordan missed 111 of 5,245 roll call votes from January 2007 to April 2013, which is 2.1% of votes during that period. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[38]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Jordan paid his congressional staff a total of $854,034 in 2011. Overall, Ohio ranked 30th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[39]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Jim Jordan was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Jim Jordan's staff was given an apparent $14,868.75 in bonus money.[40]

Net worth

See also: Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2012

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Jordan's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $120,008 to $376,000. That averages to $248,004, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Jordan ranked as the 333rd most wealthy representative in 2012.[41]

Jim Jordan Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2012$248,004
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. Jordan tied with four other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 5th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[42]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Jordan was tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 50th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[43]

Voting with party

2013

Jordan voted with the Republican Party 95.6% of the time, which ranked 142 among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[44]

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See also

External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "JORDAN, Jim, (1964 - )"
  2. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
  3. Congressman Jim Jordan, Proudly serving the families of Ohio's 4th District, "Committees"
  4. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  5. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  6. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  7. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  8. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  9. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  10. Buzzfeed, "Government shutdown: How we got here," October 1, 2013
  11. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  13. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 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 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
  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. Politico, "2012 Election map, Ohio"
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  23. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  24. Open Secrets, "Career Fundraising for Jim Jordan," accessed March 2013
  25. Federal Election Commission, "Jim Jordan summary report," accessed August 1, 2013
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Jim Jordan summary report," accessed August 1, 2013
  27. Federal Election Commission, "Jim Jordan April Quarterly," accessed July 15, 2014
  28. Federal Election Commission, "Jim Jordan July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  29. Federal Election Commission, "Jim Jordan October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  30. Federal Election Commission, "Jim Jordan Year-End Quarterly," accessed July 15, 2014
  31. Federal Election Commission, "Jim Jordan April Quarterly," accessed July 15, 2014
  32. Federal Election Commission, "Jim Jordan Pre-Primary," accessed July 15, 2014
  33. Federal Election Commission, "Jim Jordan July Quarterly," accessed July 15, 2014
  34. Open Secrets, "Jim Jordan 2012 election cycle," accessed March 4, 2013
  35. Open Secrets, "Jim Jordan 2010 election cycle," accessed November 16, 2011
  36. GovTrack, "Jim Jordan," accessed June 20, 2013
  37. OpenCongress, "Jim Jordan," accessed August 8, 2013
  38. GovTrack, "Jim Jordan," accessed April 2013
  39. LegiStorm, "James D. Jordan," accessed September 25, 2012
  40. CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
  41. Open Secrets, "Jordan(R-Ohio), 2012," accessed January 14, 2014
  42. National Journal, "2012 Congressional vote ratings," March 7, 2013
  43. National Journal, "Searchable vote ratings tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
  44. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
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Mike Oxley
U.S. House of Representatives - Ohio, District 4
2007–present
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Ohio State Senate
2001-2007
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Ohio House of Representatives
1995-2000
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